Contributing to the Newsletter#68 [Summer 2014] of the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) on the topic of ‘HUTONG | adaptation‘ and featured as a case-study in the UNESCO’s Creative Economy Report 2013 [Special Edition], MovingCities has been mentioned around in the past months.
Both report and newsletter have a person half-hidden behind a camera on their cover.
Background, links and info after the break. Continue reading “UNESCO report & IIAS newsletter”
The Asia-Pacific Creative Landing Pad is a newsletter associated with the Asia Creative Transformations (ACT)-website. This issue checks in on the booming market for creative content in Asia, has an interesting update on the Ordos100-project, and, amongst others, features a MovingCities introduction to the Design & Fashion in China Mappings [commissioned by DutchDFA, 2012] called Capturing China’s Creativity (in two reports). Continue reading “Asia Creative Transformations | newsletter”
- DutchDFA Design & Fashion in China Mappings | MovingCities 2012
On July 5, MovingCities presented in Amsterdam a double mapping report on Design & Fashion in China. The two reports were commissioned by Dutch Design Fashion Architecture [DutchDFA] and present a contemporary analysis of both the design and fashion fields in China. Researched and written in 2011 by MovingCities, and updated throughout 2012, the mappings highlight the people and processes that will influence future design agendas in China and throughout the world. More info after the break. Continue reading “Mappings on Design and Fashion in China | DutchDFA”
The second day [see day one] of the Finland/Shenzhen Architecture Tour presented a diverse Shenzhen 深圳. Starting in the VANKE Shenzhen headquarters, the group of 20 Finnish architects moved on to Shenzhen Tower (441.8 meter) and via the Shenzhen University – Dept. Arch ended up in the opening ceremony of 2011 Shenzhen-Hongkong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture featuring a performance by Finnish architect-musician Tuomas Toivonen. Continue reading “Finland/Shenzhen Architecture Tour | day 2”
During the opening week of the 2011 Shenzhen-Hongkong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, MovingCities toured a group of 20 Finnish architects around in Shenzhen 深圳. The first day of the two-day program [see day two] started in the Shenzhen Center for Design 都市实践 with a discussion/presentation on the topic of ‘Finland-Shenzhen Symposium on Architectural Competitions‘ 深圳×芬兰建筑设计竞赛座谈会邀请, continued with visits to and meetings with local architecture offices and real-estate developers. Impressions after the break. Continue reading “Finland/Shenzhen Architecture Tour | day 1”
MovingCities presents/organizes/debates tomorrow, Tuesday DEC 6th – at Shenzhen Urban Planning & Land Resources 深圳规划大厦, the ‘Finland-Shenzhen Symposium on Architectural Competitions’ 深圳×芬兰建筑设计竞赛座谈会邀请. The symposium is hosted by the Shenzhen Center for Design 都市实践 and supported by Helsinki World Design Capital 2012. Info, background and program after the break. Continue reading “FI-SZ Symposium on Architectural Competitions”
After Rotterdam and Amsterdam, there was Enschede, located in the North-East of the Netherlands. The final day of the NAi China Program [see day 1 & day 2] consisted of a visit to the city’s Roombeek area. Here, in May 2000, a catastrophic fireworks explosion occurred killing 23 people and destroying 40 hectare area around the warehouse. Around 400 houses were destroyed, 15 streets incinerated and a total of 1,500 homes were damaged, leaving 1,250 people homeless – essentially obliterating the neighbourhood of Roombeek. Continue reading “NAi China Program | day III”
On the second day of the NAi China Program [see day 1] we visited a couple of classic housing projects [MVRDV’s Parkrand, the 1990s KNSM-island developments…] and large residential areas in transformation [Amsterdam West, areas along the riverbanks of the IJ…], all located in Amsterdam. Background and snapshots. Continue reading “NAi China Program | day II”
About one year ago, the Netherlands Architecture Institute [NAi] asked MovingCities to set up a so-called NAi matchmaking-program in China. The program is part of the new international agenda of the NAi and has the ambition to instigate collaborations between Dutch and Chinese architects. One year of talking, working, interviewing, plotting and scheming later, the NAi invited – in September 2010 – a select group of Chinese architect for a study trip to the Netherlands. Info and impressions after the break. Continue reading “NAi China Program | day I”