Zhuozhang is a PhD candidate at Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts (CAVA), University of Liverpool. His thesis is titled ‘the Fluid City: The (Re)Production of Publicness in Cinematic Urban Topography of Contemporary Hong Kong’. Zhuozhang's research focuses on the physical and social transformation of urban spaces, as well as the representation of people's everyday practices. His thesis tries to understand the relationship between the process of urbanisation and people’s everyday actions, or 'tactics', at the intersection of spatial production, sociological theories and visual studies.



PhD Candidate in Architecture
CAVA Research, UK, 10/2016-current
Funded by CSC & UoL

MA in Urban Design (Distinction)
Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA), UK, 09/2014-01/2016

BEng in Urban Planning (Hons)
Northwest University (NWU), China, 09/2009-07/2014


‘The Way We Dance’: The (Re)production of Rooftop Space in Hong Kong Urban Cinema, (speaker,) virtual conference: AHRA 2020 Housing and the City, 17th Annual International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association, 19/11 - 21/11, 2020

‘Made in Hong Kong’: The (Re)production of Publicness in Cinematic Urban Topography of Contemporary Hong Kong, (speaker,) conference: Slices of Everyday Lives, University of Cambridge, 19/09 - 20/09, 2019

The Fluid City, (speaker,) conference: (Re)defining the Intersection: Hong Kong Textuality, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, 25/01/2019

The Cinematic Urban Representation and Socio-Spatial Production, (speaker,) Young Scholars Symposium, Xi’an, 29/03/2018

The Production of Image: from Qingming Scrolls to Situationism International
, (speaker,) Media-City Symposium, Guangzhou, 13/12/2017

The Representation of Urban Milieu in Chinese Paintings in the Early 18th Century, (speaker,) conference: Cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of knowledge-making in the early modern world (1450-1800), London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) PhD Conference, London, 14/10/2017

2047: Fictional Speculations of Civic Space in Consumerism Hong Kong, MA Thesis, Sheffield, 04/2015-09/2015

CLUSTER-SSoA Mapping Workshop, Cairo, 02/2015

Development of Commercial Service Area in Daming Palace Area, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Xi'an, 03/2013-04/2014


Residency researcher, Knowledge is Power, Tate Exchange Programme, Tate Liverpool, 20/01 - 26/01, 2020

Group Exhibition, Satellite, LOOK Photo Biennial 2019, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, 15/10 - 25/11, 2019

Group Exhibition, Output Open 2, Output Gallery, Liverpool, 05/2019

Lecture Speaker, Coop Workshop: The City Represented, Bauhaus (Dessau), 10/2017 & 11/2018

Residency Artist at Ed’s Place, PLACED, Liverpool, 08/2018-09/2018

Design Studio Tutor, Urban Planning Department, University of Liverpool, 01/2018-current

Graphic Design, Scalarama Film Festival, 06/2017-current

Translator, Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City (Chinese Edition)’, Beijing United Publishing co., LTD; 1st edition (December 1, 2017), with Guo Boya, Jiang Shan, Li Leyuan, Shang Yingnan and Tang Keyang

Exhibition Curator, Wandering through Newspaper, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA), 12/2017

Guest Lecture Speaker, Walking-Practice Workshop, University of Edinburgh & ASA, 07/2017

Curator Assistant, Tang Keyang Studio, 2014-2016

Research Assistant, NWU, 03/2013-06/2014

Assistant Designer, Zhongsheng Planning & Design Institute, Xi'an, 02/2016-current

President of Student Union, NWU, 2012-2013


50th Anniversary Alumni Prize, SSoA, 2016

Outstanding Graduate Award, NWU, 2014

First-class Scholarship, NWU, 2013

The NWU Journalist Award, NWU, 2010

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