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XIN I

Landscape Designer


PART I LANDSCAPE 01. ENGAGEMENT Studio: Brownfield Revival

WORK EXPERIENCE

Smithgroup JJR, Ann Arbor, Michigan | 2013 Summer Intern Landscape and Urban Designer Primary Project: El Paso Research and Mapping Project, Northeastern State University and Marshall University Campus Planning, Detroit Athletic Club Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institutes, Shanghai, China | 2012 Intern Landscape and Urban Designer Primary Project: Qing Yuan Da Yan River Distract Urban Design Architecture Institute of Zhengzhou University, Zhenzhou, China | 2011 Intern Landscape Designer Primary Project: Dong Yang Village Residential Placement, Xinxiang, China AMA Architecture of France, Department of Shanghai, Shanghai, China | 2011 Intern Architect and Landscape Designer Primary Project: Jin Jiang New World International Building, Chengdu, China Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I. | 2013 – 2014 Teaching Assistant Advanced Landscape Studio, Graduate Thesis Studio Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China | 2009 – 2010 Intern in Design Department Practical activity: “Our EXPO” Construction Practice For senior high school student Publication: Research on Traditional Chinese Garden

AWARDS

- Third Prize, 2012 Yuan Ye Awards | 2012 - Honor Awards, 2011 ASLA Student Awards | 2011 - Second Prize, National Architectural Institutions Competition of Investigating and Practicing on New Rural Residential Housing | 2009 - First Prize, “the DOW Cup” Cardboard Architecture Design and Construction Competition | 2009

Xin Qi

MLA at RISD, 2014 BLA at Tongji University xqi@risd.edu xinqi01.wordpress.com/ 4014414689

SKILLS

Analog: Hybrid Drawing, Modeling, Perspective Drawing, Construction Drawing Graphic: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, AutoCAD 3D program and Rendering: Rhino, Sketch up, 3Dmax, Very, Artlantis Studio, Podium Website and Video: Dreamweaver, Premiere, After Effect, Final cut Others: ArcGIS, Ecotect, Grasshopper, Processing, Spss, Acrobat, Prezi, IE book

02. PORTABLE HERB HANDBOOK ASLA Student Award: Urban Survival 03. ROOF GARDEN Intern: Commercial Complex Roof Design 04. MAPPING INFORMATION Research Project 05. LEARNING CENTER Studio: Design with Topography

PART II URBAN DESIGN 06.GREEN CITY Intern: Urban design 07. RESPONSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE Studio: Village Recovery after Earthquake 08. PROVIDENCE MASTER PLAN Studio: Urban Systems

PART III OTHER WORKS 01. SITE ENGINEERING Studio: Construction Drawings 02. YI GARDEN Studio: Chinese Traditional Garden Design 03. LIGHT & SURFACE Studio: Digital Fabrication 04. ORIGAMI HOUSE Studio & Intern: Construction experiment 05. OTHER INTERN WORKS Intern: Tongji Urban Planning Institute, Smithgroup JJR


Site Context

Site Narrative

North Bridgeport have 0.2% of city total park & open space

Vacant lot

School

REMINGTON ARMS SITE

Cemetery

The vision for the Bridgeport Parks System is to engage citizens and new partners in the parks, revitalize the city and the region, and reconnect to the city’s vast, but often hidden, waterfront. As part of the Bridgeport Park System, the plan for the Remington Arms Site is to develop a community park to revive the existing brownfield and engage the citizens of Bridgeport.

Bond Street

School

Rail Road

Yellow Mill Creek

School

Boston Avenue

East Side

have 24.5% of city total park & open space

have 1.1% of city total park & open space

Neighborhood border

ENGAGEMENT

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US Route 1

Yellow Mill Creek to Bond Street and US Route 1 for residents engaged to water. The seaside avenue for Bridgeport waterfront can extend to the site.

Bond Street

Cemetery, vacant lot and residential buildings are the important interface for the site. There are three schools around the site.

Brownfield Revival

Base Map credited by Sasaki

Site need access from north and south for the future railroad extensions

Three neighborhoods: North Bridgeport, Boston Avenue and East side adjacent to the site. According to percent of city total open spaces and park, Boston Avenue and East side are more in need for a park than North Bridgeport.

Location: Bridgeport, C.T. Studio offered by Sasaki Associate Instructor: Gina Ford, Eamonn Hutton Year 2012 7

The street side of the park will design as a more open space to allow everyday human activities.


Concept

River Edge Condition

Phase implementation neighborhood people

waterfront

Human & Nature engaged with each other create open space

Phase 1

create wetland

Create the urban open sapce system and wetland system according to adjacencies

- circulation in the park - most of the programs on the urban system. - trees nursery in the woodland, forest and orchard area.

Phase 2 - develop wetland - fully develop the urban area and connect urban area to wetland - Programs

Phase 3

Walking with water plants for recreation, education

- woodland, orchard, brush area are fully developed and open to public - Programs

Layer Analysis buffer zone

green corridor

Connect cultural system and water system by green corridors, create buffers to separated park and street

sport filed community center

fishing, biking

Infill with different kind of activity space 2

1 Exercise& recreation Children playground Tennis or Basketball court Soccer field Skate park/ Stage Community garden

Wood deck plaza for gathering

2 Pavements Paths Wood/ Concrete Plaza Wood/ Concrete 3 Vegetation Groundcover Tree Wetland 4 Site Structure Parking area Benches

Bike path and pedestrian path for viewing

Plan


Summary Diagram of 20 Years Maintenance Plan 1-5 year

- Buy trees with height around 6 feet - begin to nursery in the forest and woodland area. 5-10 year

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- 30% tree dead, remove the dead one and plant new tree there - Move the trees with height 8-10 feet to supply the Plaza and street tree and plant new tree there

Vegetation Design

10-15 year

01 Woodland Trees with average height around 15ft with at 40-60%canopy. pine, spruce, hemlock 02 Forest Trees with average height greater than 15ft with at 60% canopy. oak, hickory, willow, elm, maple,

-30% new tree dead, remove the dead one and plant new tree there -Move the trees with height over 15 feet to supply the forest area, trimming in the woodland area

03 Orchard Same as woodland or forest but regular space. apple, peach, cheery,pine

15-20year

04 -Move the trees with height over 15 feet to supply the forest area -Trimming in the woodland area

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04 Brush Trees and shrubs generally less than 15ft high with high density and variable canopy cover. willow, lilac, hawthorn, tag alder 05 Wetland Generally low, dense plant covers in wet area.

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FOREST

WOODLAND BUFFER

SLOPE MEADOW

WOODLAND BUFFER

RESTING AREA

Section 2

WETLAND

BIKE PATH

BRUSH BUFFER

FOREST

PATH

FOREST

WOODLAND BUFFER

SIDE WALK

Section 3

WETLAND 4

BIKE PATH

BRUSH BUFFER

ORCHARD

WOODLAND BUFFER PATH

SOCCER FIELD

STAGE

SKATE PARK

SIDE WALK


Detial Design & Storm Water Managment

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Site Research The site is a vacant lot in Yangxing industrial area of Shanghai with 42 families in containers. In our investigation, the settlements of those who live in the containers are not fixed. The upper picture shows the migration situation of seven typical residents in the site in recent years.

collaborated with Yujing Gao

Concept Formation Problem

Opportunity

Solution How to use the space?

Problem1: Unstable Resident

Opportunity1: Use Surplus Space

When opened, the volume of a book is expended.

Problem2: Poor Everyday Healthcare

How to create soft interface?

If the book is something like Compendium of materia medica...

Opportunity2: Provide Herb and Guideness

Shape the space like a book

Problem3: Monotonous Environment

Opportunity3: Add Soft Interface

Plant herbs according to the book

Portable Herb Handbook collaborated with Panpan Zhang

PORTABLE HERB HANDBOOK Therapeutic Garden of Container Location: Shanghai, China ASLA Student Award Group Work/Team Leader Year 2011 6

This project provides a portable herb handbook for migrant families who live in containers. Based on the survey and poll of the local folk, this project is aimed to provide migrants with a timely supply of medicine, to create a seemly landscape pattern and to improve the life quality more effective. Moreover, to fit the frequent migration of those families, the herb handbook can be easily relocated with the container entity anywhere as an entirety. With this new style portable herb handbook, the containers community where the migrant families live in becomes an animate herb yard rather than a stagnant vacant lot. Besides that, the migrant families benefit much by saving money on medicines and enjoy a lot of fun in planting activity.


Shape Formation

Medicine Function in Each Season Step 1

Find a right place for each herb according to the average length of its Plant Height and the radius of Root Soil Ball in the coordinate system. Then the plants are divided into four types considering the size of Plant Height and Root Soil Ball.

Step 2

Create four different plant spaces for herbs.

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Step 3

Use the different space types to create the shape of planting slots.


Orientations Analysis

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Sun Habitats

Plant's Places

Herb Harvest Time


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Material and Structure

Material intention comes from rattan basket, which is always used when picking herbs.

Land Utilization

collaborated with Jiaqi Feng

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Frozen layer Conifers Alpine and subalpine coniferous forest

The planting strategy is to mimic the plant type change according to the elevation change of Yulong Moutain, which is one of the topical mountain in Sichuan.

Mixed deciduous broadleaf evergreen forest

Roof Garden Plan

Broadleaf deciduous forest Shrub vegetation

City

Agriculture

Concept

Intern:

ROOF GARDEN

Commercial Complex

Location: Chengdu, China Intern work at AMA Architecture Work as a landscape designer in charge of the roof garden design Year 2011 11

Sections for each floor

Rendering

Architecture modeling are credit to Min Gao


Roof Garden Rendering Modeling are credit to Min Gao

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MAPPING INFORMATION Research Project Studio Ecocentric Practice Year 2014

Project 1

Marine ducks travel great distances, inhabit multiple ecosystems, and are susceptible to a variety of human-related threats that have likely led to recent and drastic population decline in many species. Working closely with wildlife biologists, emerging technology, and data sets, we develop this drawing to show the food chain and the habitat of harlequin duck. The site is located at the shore line of Sachuest Point, Providence. This drawing is collaborated with Hanning Zhang 13


06.GREEN CITY Intern: Urban design 07. RESPONSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE Studio: Village Recovery after Earthquake

PART II URBAN DESIGN 16

08. PROVIDENCE MASTER PLAN Studio: Urban Systems

Intern: GREEN Urban Design

CITY

Location: Qingyuan, China Work at TONGJI URBAN PLANNING INSTITUTE Urban Design 2012 Spring

Modern cities meet with complicated problems and they cannot be solved by a single subject like architecture or urban design. Landscape Urbanism is a multi - disciplinary approach introduced to this urban design plan to achieve the design intent of a green city. This master plan focuses on the development of Qingyuan Da Yan Lake Area as a sustainable, dynamic, mixed-use new city center.


Work flow

Location

Problems and Strategies

City Structure Adjustment existing structure

Green infrastructure is designed to coordinate ecological environment, reorganize city function, integrate open spaces and enhance cultural identity in the new city center.

* my individual work I Project Study

City function

III Concept Description

recreational city center

The site, Da Yan Lake Area, is located in the Qingyuan, Guangdong province, China. It is planned to be a new city center of Qiangyuan.

 

Open spaces

– Commercial zone planning – Park design

Concept Narrative

residential

Road Adjustment existing road

planned road

The design is also intended to convey the Chinese traditional character and most important symbol in Qingyuan ----- “Fu” , which means happiness in Chinese. reduced road

added road

-Reduce the road density in the former city center and add two more new roads in the culture center to ease the traffic burden. -Re-organize the road according to the bodies of water.

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cultural

Cultural identity

V: Detail Planning and Design

commercial

-Change the two city center structure and build four separated centers for commercial, residential, cultural and recreational use. -Connect the separated centers by one landscape corridor and the main axis.

IV: Overall Planning – Master Plan – Circulation – Park and open space – Land use – Recreational facilities – Building height control – Development intensity control – Green way systems – Infrastructure – Service facilities – Waste water management

main axis

city sub-center

II Case Study

– Plan goal – Problems and Strategies – Concept Narrative – Planning Structure

main axis

Environment

– Comprehensive Study of Qingyuan – Urban form – Circulation – Ecology – Hydrology – Culture and history – Site Analysis – Location – Landuse – Ecology – Hydrology

planned structure


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The plan is based on the framework of roads and public spaces to create a green way that integrates the existing ecological conditions and responds to the local cultural identity. The master plan for Qiangyuan Da Yan Lake Area strengthens multi - disciplinary subjects, such as the coordination of building and landscape, the connection of city roads and walking systems, the control of skyline and building density and the cooperation of urban fabric and green infrastructure.

Master Plan


Building Height Control 150m

150m

100m

100m

50m

50m

Landmark

Landmark

Landmark

Landmark Subway

Subway

100m ~ 150m 70m ~ 100m 70m or below

Park

Road Planning Recreational Road Section

Main Road Section light rail

buffer

buffer

main road commercial road recreational road sport road

Green Way Planning

Park Site

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Green way are divided into 4 types and have different characters.

7m 3.5m 2.5m 10m

Park Typology

4m

3.5m

1m

15m

3.5m 1m

4m 2.5m 3.5m 7m 10m

7.5m

10m

3.5m 0.5m

10.5m

6m

10.5m

Detail Park and Urban Furniture

3.5m 0.5m

10m

7.5m


Development Phasing

The system itself should evolve in pace with the development of the village.

Meet Basic Need

Form Building Groups

1-5 year

Solve basic problem: housing shortage refugee migration paralyzed water infrastructure

5-10 year Build Water Infrasturcture Build Water System

Future Perspective

XUESHAN DAPING

After 20 years

XUESHAN VILLAGE XINJIANG

PANZU

VILLAGE RECOVERY AFTER EARTHQUAKE Location: Sichuan, China AIM Architecture Competition Year 2014 20

15-20 years

Tourism Development

10-15 years

Rural Life Tour

RESPONSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE

Village Revival

Cultural Tour

Ecological Tour

After the Ya’an earthquake, three core challenges emerged for the village being served; housing shortage, refugee migration, and paralyzed water infrastructure. This solution will build up the infrastructure based on the water system, implement intelligent resiliency, and have the capacity for sustainable development. The system itself should evolve in pace with the development of the village. At the beginning of the revival, the system will serve to provide the basic need of drinking water. Once basic needs have been met, the village will start to develop its tourism, as well as develop the center pool and the wetland system. During this period, the waterscape will function as the activity center of the village, facilitating communication among villagers and visitors. In order to preserve these steps in case of another earthquake strike, the storage tank under the center pool will be utilized as the emergency water source when the water tank is destroyed. The center pool, along with the neighboring wetlands, will function as the best water regulation and irrigation system in the case of flooding. Last but not the least, the layout of the functional parts within the new village will be designed to protect the local culture as well as promoting the development of dynamic tourism.


Design Concept

Problems

Single Building Water Circulation System

agriculture

water purification Wetland

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Underground Reservoirs provide emergency water for earthquake

Industry Analysis

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ecological center forest centerl pool

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Legend Consideration1 For better living, remove some buildings Consideration2 For relocated villagers, add mixed-use complexes Consideration3 For water usage, develop a wise water supply system Consideration4 For future development, divide into different groups with diverse functions

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Experience Orchard Yard Experience Agriculture plaza waterscape circulation

orchard

maize

boer goat

spruce

potato

accommodation

pig

herb

wheat

logistics

Ecological Animal Husbandry

Eco-economic Forestry

Agriculture

wheat Tourism

Agriculture


Designing the Groups The unique part of the group design is having a wise water system. Each group will have a center pool and each center pool will be connected by a bio swale system, which will solve the water problems as well as create the waterscape.

Water Cycle Illustration

Isolated house

Seperated by earthquake

Form central pool

Connected by Bio-swale

ecological center In each group, grey water and runoff will collect in the wetland area adjacent to the house and wait for purification. After purification, the water could be re-used as living water. The redundant water will be saved in the underground reservoir for emergency use such as an earthquake.

camping

agriculture

temple

Rural Life Ecological

Culture and Education Historical

Section of Main Axis

section line

The section cut is based on the center water axis. It goes through the Ecological Group, Cultural and Educational Group and Rural Life Group to enrich the landscape interface, creating a cultural experience axis for Xinjiang, Xueshan Village.

plaza

center pool vocational hotel group central pool

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Concept

FEDERAL HILL

WEST END

CITY HALL

Emerging from the dismantled highway corridor and a post-industrial landscape, this strategy re-organized the existing urban system and aimed to build a more lively downtown.

DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE

DECOMMISSIONED PART OF I-95

JEWELERY DISTRICT

The recent removal of I-95 provide opprotunities to connect the sperated city districts by creating a strong centeral growth center.

EAST SIDE

Urban Agriculture

Vision for Providence 23

Build a decentralized integrated network system in Providence Promote a more lively downtown Create more economic opportunities for the immigrant population Create more affordable housing in urban core Create local identity as well as city-wide identity Improve waterfront landscape

Providence Master Plan Urban System Design Location: Providence, R.I. Urban System Studio Year 2013


System Development The green system will develop along the Providence river and aim to create a recreational space for citizens. Also, the green system serves as the urban water infrastructure so as to ease the issue of storm water control. mall

1 Along the main development axis, develop four center for each of the adjacent neighborhoods.

Kennedy plaza

downtown providence

2 Develop the adjacent area according to education, residential, market and green zones.

Park- Urban Sponge Park Street - Bio Swale market area

waterfront park

medical school affordable house

west end

jewelry district

3 Develop the expansion axis, which stretches into the city, and connects the existing education, residential, market and green zones to form an integrated decentralized system in the city. sponge park

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Park Network

Master Plan


Detailed Design

- Affordable House

Developing affordable housing downtown for immigrants will vitalize the downtown area and expand it to west end neighborhood.

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Program A

Circulation

Section A

01. SITE ENGINEERING Studio: Construction Drawings 02. YI GARDEN Studio: Chinese Traditional Garden Design 03. LIGHT & SURFACE Studio: Digital Fabrication 04. ORIGAMI HOUSE Studio & Intern: Construction experiment

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05. OTHER INTERN WORKS Intern: Tongji Urban Planning Institute, Smithgroup JJR


2 Storm Water Management

SITE ENGINEERING

1 Technology & Materials Lecture + studio + research Instructor : Sara Cohen, Colgate Year2012

Stair & Ramp

Street tree

This course emphasize grading, drainage, construction details and layout. Other topics include surveying, road alignment, and storm water management strategies. 26

Trench drain section at curb

In this project, I developed the storm water management plan for the Esek Hopkins Middle School. The main campus is flat, with a slope covered dense vegetation that cuts off the view of the river. The idea was to redesign the contour and planting strategies so as to build rain gardens and bioswales while collecting the storm water. Here are the construction drawings I developed for this project.


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YI GARDEN

Chinese Traditional Garden Design Chinese traditional garden studio Year 2010

A Chinese traditional garden is a spiritual space along with the perfect balance of man-made and natural. This garden is inspired by the Chinese classical game of "go".

Section 1-1

Section 3-3

Framed landscape

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Roof Plan


Closed Space

Covered Corridor

Rock

Semi-Closed Space

Bridge

Water

Open Space

Path

Plant

Space

Circulation

Texture

Merging Morden and Classical The Classical Chinese Garden is the miniaturization of nature. This design arranges carefully the attractions as well as the route for visiting, creating different scenes for each step. The garden also serves as a spiritual place for experiencing the philosophy of the Chinese traditional game " go". The water, rocks and plants all represent certain virtuous qualities of "go", inspiring visitors' pursuit of art and spiritual virtue. 29


LIGHT & SURFACE Digital Fabrication Digital Fabrication Year 2014 In this studio, I developed a method to build curved surfaces using triangles and created openings to control light and shadow. I tried different variations and thought about the ways to use this method in landform design.

Second Model

Divide Surface into Triangles

Divide surface and design strips to glue them together.

Final View

Each unit has an opening which changes gradually to create rich variation in shadow.

Laser Cut

First Model

Orient the triangles on the board for laser cut.

Divide surface and design strips to glue them together.

Light & Shadow

Design Strips

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Potential Use in Landscape

Photo credited by SWA


In this construction experiment, we built a space with cardboard to accommodate 11 people in a 1:1 scale. After that, our team promoted this activity to Shanghai Museum for high school student education.

ORIGAMI HOUSE

Construction Experiment Duration:1week Group work Year 2010

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RIVER BANK RENOVATION Landscape Conservation Design

Location: Yang Zhou, China Main designer in water system planning Year 2012

FRAGRANCE HILL MASTER PLAN Location: Shandong, China Planning Assistant Year 2012 This project is a large scale scienc spot planning, I developed the site analysis, traffic planning and vegetation

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INTERN WORKS IN TONGJI URBAN PLANNING INSTITUTE

In the Slender West Lake Scenic Area, there are many Chinese traditional buildings and gardens along the river. Poor maintenance is threatening to irreparably demage the buildings. Also, visitors access is denied because of the lack of paths and shelters. My team’s proposal is not only to conserve and renovate this historical area, but also to redesign the open spaces to promote human engagment.


EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESEARCH PROJECT Location: El Paso, Texas Team leader: Lauren Williams, Michael Johnson Work as researcher and graphic designer Year 2013

CAMPUS PLANNING

EL PASO Community College

Team leader: Lauren Williams Work as intern landscape designer and campus planner Year 2013

This is a research and mapping project that aims to study the El Paso community school network and the city’s infrastructure, education level distribution and economic situation. I finished collecting data, mapping and developing infographics and part of the ELCC network analysis. All the work were used as the final documents of the design project and this project finally won the first place at the ELCC Board vote.

I was involved in three campus planning projects while I was working in SmithgroupJJR and worked as site designer. This page shows the selected model, rendering and diagram works. All the works on this page were used as the final document of the design projects.

Traffic System

Campus Building

School Program

Educational Attainment

Employment

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INTERN WORKS IN SMITHGROUPJJR

School Network


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Xin Qi

MLA at RISD, 2014 BLA at Tongji University xqi@risd.edu 4014414689

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