Design Anthology is excited to be partnering with Beijing Design Week (BJDW) this year for the very first time. The event, which takes place from 23 September to 7 October, has grown steadily in size over the past years and garnered international respect.

Under the creative direction of Beatrice Leanza, the event’s satellite-like platform has seen a variety of installations and interventions in multiple historic and new creative districts around China’s capital city, and this year will be no different.

Of particular interest is the Baitasi Remade project (which first launched during BJDW 2015) — an urban renewal project tasked with integrating community engagement via architectural and infrastructure upgrades. Titled Urban Learning & The Future of Sharing, the program includes a series of site-oriented initiatives that centre around ‘the future of design education and sharing culture’.

Traditional hutong architecture in the Baitasi area, one of the districts taken over by Beijing Design Week
Traditional hutong architecture in the Baitasi area, one of the districts taken over by Beijing Design Week

 

Across Chinese Cities, from the exhibition CHINA HOUSE VISION, is part of the offering from China at the cur­rent Venice Biennale of Architecture and takes on the issue of future living and habitation. The official launch of the China House Vision Book by Sanlian Publishing during BJDW will see founder Kenya Hara at a series of events.

Smog Free installation by Daan Rosengaard from 2015

 

A first for this edition of BJDW will be the inclusion of the Beijing Media Art Biennale, adopting a theme of Ethics of Technology. The event is organised by the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the China Millennium Monument in collaboration with the B3 Moving Image Biennale (Berlin).

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