Frédéric Edelmann

Architecture critic for Le Monde and director of the exhibition "In the Chinese City. Perspectives on the Transformation of an Empire".

Frédéric Edelmann has been architecture critic for Le Monde newspaper since 1977. He writes for L'Equerre et le Compas and France Culture, and is a lecturer and curator of exhibitions, including "Chicago Architecture 1833-1983", presented in Paris and Chicago. He has received the following awards: the French Grand Prix for architecture criticism (1990); the Architectural Analysis Medal of the Académie française d'architecture (1993), and the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona (2005) for international projection of this city.

In the framework of "E-W N-S" at the Arc en Rêve architecture centre in Bordeaux (2004), he presented his work in an exhibition entitled "Regard sur la Chine". He is also the author of publications about architecture (Créer la ville, Paroles d'architectes, 2003) and numerous articles about Chinese cities and architecture, and his photographs of China were published in China Express (Actes Sud, 2000).

Since 1998 he has been involved with the Observatoire de l'architecture de la Chine contemporaine and in May 2005 was one of the organizers of the Rencontres Franco-chinoises about the city, architecture and heritage which brought together over 500 professionals at the University of Tongji (Shanghai).

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