Dutch Programs at UABB 2015

The Manifestation wishes to further facilitate the (Dutch) initiatives already present in Shenzhen.

4 December 2015 tot 10 December 2015

Main image UABB 2015 (Shenzhen)

Dutch Side program during the opening week of UABB, Shenzhen

 

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Title: Official opening of Domestic Affairs

 

And Rise & Shine production site launched open 4-6 December (Documentary will be made for online view and interaction with spectators. Also digital archive of the events)

 

Hosted by;

Fund for the Creative Industry, NL

The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Guangzhou (CG GNZ),

Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design,

 

Date: Friday December 4th

Time: 16.00-16.20

Location: Exhibition venue Former Dacheng Flour Factory, Shenzhen

Content:

DOMESTIC AFFAIRS
The house is a home to a paradox.

 

With rising buying power of the middle class, people have greater choice in how to express themselves through the products and services in and around their house. From total retreat to total display, the house continues to be a means of expression, economic sustenance and societal engagement, yet with new tools, technologies and systems.

 

The exhibition Domestic Affairs explores the house as an interface to our social, economic and political lives. Our home not just the place where we live; it is a place where we encounter friends and strangers, where we exchange goods and services, where we build or disturb political systems, and where we participate in the global community.

 

The house is a home to a paradox. It houses the simultaneous desire to share private matters in the public realm and to seek privacy in public. While we install wifi blocking technology, we invite unknown guests to rent one of our rooms for a night or two.

 

Works by:

Auger-Loizeau, Laura Cornet, Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Droog Design, DUS Architects, Imme van der Haak, Clare Hallewas and Alec Momont (TU Delft), Ina Hollmann, Jesse Howard, Elisa van Joolen, Chris Kabel, Noortje de Keijzer, Christien Meindertsma for Droog Lab, Metahaven & Droog Lab, MisoSoupDesign, Simone C. Niquille, Ruben Pater, Helmut Smits, Studio Swine, Pinar&Viola

Stefania Vulpi and others

 

Opening words:

Consule General Marjo Clompvoets & Agata Jaworska, Giovanni Innella and Saskia van Stein

In English

 

Extra:

Drinks & Snacks

 

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Title: Learning form Da Lang

Hosted by;

Het Nieuwe Instituut,

The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Guangzhou (CG GNZ),

International New Town Institute (INTI)

Date: Saturday December 5th, 2015

Time: 13.30-15.00

Location: Aformal Academy, panorama deck, Former Dacheng Flour Factory, Shenzhen

Content:

Shenzhen is supposed to densify and renew its existing urban structure due to continuous growth. It is clear though that top-down planning by simply adding new hardware – the sum of infrastructure, buildings and industries – in order to encourage urban and therefore economic growth has become obsolete.

 

It is generally acknowledged that reforms and alternative models for urbanization are necessary to ensure and increase the livability of Chinese cities. How do (or could) multiple stakeholders collaboratively play a role in future developments of Shenzhen? And more specifically: how does social innovation strengthen the city’s urban potential?

 

Keynote:        Linda Vlassenrood (INTI)

Respondent: Tat Lam

                        Sacha Glasl (Space& Matter)

Moderator:    Christine de Baan

In English

 

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Title: Urban Safari: Taking the Da Lang way home.

Hosted by:

Het Nieuwe Instituut,

The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Guangzhou (CG GNZ),

International New Town Institute (INTI)

 

Date: Saturday December 5th, 2015

Time: 15.00-18.00

Location: Da Lang and back (Via Stockmarket and 2 other downtown hotspots)

Content:

Lecture in the bus: Marie Ann O’Donnell (Shenzhen Based Ethnographer) will lecture on the longer term research on the planning history of Shenzhen

Visit the Da Lang factory – hotel

Introduction by Ekim Tan (Play the City)

People Max 30.

In English

Free

 

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Title: Little Babylon (Wave of Tomorrow)

Hosted by:

Rezone

Date: Saturday

Time: 15.00-18.00

Location: Open Studio (CHECK)

Content:

The pavilion is a synthesis of light, sound, space and movement. Together they form a three-dimensional "screen" that visualizes certain (social) data. The pavilion is equipped with a basic platform that can be customized, expended and or hacked. This platform responds to data that is extracted from the Internet, and data that is directly controlled by publicly available by mobile media. This data is translated into a synthesis of various art forms and portrays emotions and feelings of the visiting city.

 

For Shenzen we want to make a synthesis that is representative of the Shenzhen. The pavilion is a personification of the city and how does this city feel? Positive, negative, amazed, inspired or bored? Through media channels and also with interaction with local audiences we will create the personification. In the form of a hackathon we want to specify the data translation of Shenzen. We organize the hackathon with professionals and artists with the goal to create a specific image that is representative of the Biennale in Shenzen. The audience can also participate. The hackathon will find place at Saturday 5th of December from 15:00-18.00.

 

We set up an open call addressed to web and interface designers, sound designers and architects. The open will be spread earlier through several PR channels. During the hackathon we are looking for particular sounds, data, colors specific to the city and those we program in order to achieve an interactive spatial experience where we can show the deeper sense of the city.

 

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Title: Scholastic Symposium

Hosted by: Aformal.Academy

Date: Sunday December 6th

Time: 10.00-12.30

Location: Auditorium

Content:

On the opening day, invited educators discuss and debate the future of architecture and urban education; and engage in problem solving real questions that serve connect academia and the society at large. This will set the framework for the upcoming three months of RE:Learning.

 

The notion of learning, like our comprehension of cities, is undergoing a massive transition. As opposed to the classical top-down, checking-boxes, fixed-systems; we need to REread and REform the process of acquiring knowledge. Often people’s defining educational moments are intense, dynamic, diverse moments/experiences/places out of the norms of the ‘classroom’ and ‘school’. RELearning is a spatial and co-creational knowledge exchange, where professors, both foreign and local students, lecturers, local craftsmen, in-town guests, local researchers, exhibitors, and citizens crash together in a free flowing information exchange – creating a process of multi-layered learning across disciplines, for all.

 

Guests at roundtable:

Eric Rietveld [architecture of affordances], Alessandro Petti [Campus in Camps], Juan Du [the culture of making], Liam Young [intensity learning], and Aaron Betsky.

 

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Title: Laissez fair Urbanism

Hosted by:

Het Nieuwe Instituut,

The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Guangzhou (CG GNZ),

Bureau Europa, Platform for architecture and design

 

Date: Sunday December 6th

Time: 18.00-20.00

Location: auditorium

Content:

Exploring issues ranging from economic growth, national debt and demographics to housing, pollution and urban development, the exhibition presents a portrait of China: the problems it faces, the potential for crisis and why the country is at a crucial point. Through the example of the rapid development of China, the exhibition and its accompanying reader brings together the undesirable and often forgotten side-effects of a purely economic vision on how to organize society – from its impact on health, the environment and housing to quality of life. It tells the Chinese story of a shifting world order, and how architecture and urbanism contribute to its structural problems.

 

China’s Turn is a follow-up research project and exhibition by international architecture practice Powerhouse Company to its exhibition and book Shifts: Architecture After the 20th Century. While that project offered a perspective on the effects of the 2008 crisis on architecture in the west, China’s Turn focuses on the impending real estate crisis in China and what it means for architecture. The exhibition China's Turn is part of The Nurturing House as the Dutch contribution to Beijing Design Week. They are invited to Shenzhen to share their insights.

 

Keynote: Stijn Kemper Powerhouse Company

Respondent:

Lyndon Neri (TBC)

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Moderator: Saskia van Stein

 

Extra:

ROOFTOPTERRASPARTY: DRINK&DANCE&SNACKS&FUN&VJ’S&DJ’S&SHARP DRESSING& AND SHINE AND RISE!

 

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Title: Guangming New Town 2.0

Hosted by International New Town Institute (INTI)

Guangming New Town

 

City of Almere

Date: Tuesday December 8th

Time: 14.00-17.30

Location: auditorium

Content:

Guangming New Town is one of the four designated New Towns of Shenzhen. It is strategically located along the development axis between Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Guangming New Town covers an area of 156.1 km² in the northwest of Shenzhen and currently has a population of about 1 million people.

 

The International New Town Institute (INTI) has been invited by Guangming New Town to advise them for several years on the quality and feasibility of large-scale spatial projects, and their green ambitions in particular. INTI started in 2015 by appointing a Dutch multidisciplinary consultant team and organized several workshops to review projects and provide practical guidelines for an integrated approach on the urban regeneration of the area including mixed-use development, and water and agriculture as carriers of identity.

 

Phoenix Town is a planned area of 15 km2, which will act as the urban gateway to both the city of Shenzhen and Guangming New Town. INTI organizes a working seminar in collaboration with Guangming New Town aligned to the exhibition “Pearl River Delta 2.0” to review the master plan of Phoenix Town, and to present two lectures on how water and urban agriculture strengthen the conditions for spatial quality. In the Netherlands, there is a long and rich tradition on how water and urban agriculture define and enrich urban planning. INTI has invited several Dutch experts to project that richness to Phoenix Town and to discuss some provocative scenarios with representatives of Guangming New Town.

 

Speakers:

Moderator: Tiffany Tsui

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1. Linda Vlassenrood (INTI)

2. Pieter Schengenga (H+N+S landscape architects)

3. Simone Eijsink (City of Almere)

4. Markus Appenzeller (MLA+)

 

5. Representatives Guangming New Town

 

Program:

PART 1: LECTURES

14.00 – 14.10: Word of Welcome by Guangming New Town

14.10 – 14.30: Introduction by Linda Vlassenrood (INTI) on the major objectives of this seminar and the long-term Dutch-Chinese collaboration in Guangming New Town

14.30 – 14.50: Lecture by Pieter Schengenga entitled Room for rivers: The Dutch approach, on how water strengthens the condition for spatial quality

14.50 – 15.10: Lecture by Simone Eijsink entitled Feeding the city, on how multiple stakeholders, citizens and entrepreneurs in particular, collaboratively develop urban agriculture in new urban developments

15.10 – 15.30: Break

PART 2: DISCUSSION

15.30 – 16.00: Presentation master plan Phoenix Town

16:00 – 17:30: Discussion with Dutch and Chinese experts on how Guangming New Town could accommodate these innovative strategies in Phoenix Town to uplift its green ambitions. With Pieter Schengenga, Markus Appenzeller and representatives of Guangming New Town

 

CREDIT LINE

These event is hosted by Het Nieuwe Instituut and The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Guangzhou, with the aim of encouraging (Dutch) initiatives at UABB by facilitating conversations, presentation and meetings between designers, architects, urbanists and the broader public. This public program is co-organized by Bureau Europa and aims to strengthen networks of knowledge and exchange.