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A Tale of Two Cities is a publication that comprises a collection of writings and an edited selection of undergraduate design work from the Joint International Design Studio at the University of Westminster, led by John Zhang in conjunction with the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. Against the global tide of geopolitical balkanisation, the JID Studio was created as a platform for dialogue and the exchange of ideas. In its pursuit of a global perspective in tackling increasingly shared urban challenges, the JID Studio uses Beijing and London as testbeds for a new poetics of habitation and new ways of living together in the city. 

The book is available for purchase here

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