Neville Mars (NL)

The body of work architect Neville Mars has achieved in the last ten years is both very diverse and highly characteristic. The projects he has initiated range from art, architecture, documentaries, video-installations, urban research and writing. His work is widely published and presented and his art installations have featured in several international exhibitions and art festivals. The foundation of his work is a deep passion for the metropolis and a profound understanding of the urban context and its cultural and technical workings. In 2003 Neville outlined a comprehensive research project to map the rapid urbanization of China until 2020; for this project he initiated the Beijing based Dynamic City Foundation (DCF; In a broad team of designers and researchers the rapid urbanization of China is mapped. The work is produced and published on the DCF platform - the world's first open-source E-book dedicated to the enhancement of China's cities.