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Copy/Culture Symposium | Beijing, September 27, 2011

After a small summer-hiatus [Lisbon, Brussels, Amsterdam], MovingCities is back on track. We’re working on and cooking a few projects that will get shape, form and life in the coming few months. Keep checking us out here [or contact us]. We’re resuming blogging with an announcement of an upcoming MovingCities-lecture at the “Copy/Culture Symposium [模仿抄袭/文化©]” [organized by Premsela] in Beijing 北京 this upcoming Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

About Copy/Culture Symposium Beijing

After a successful symposium in Berlin, Premsela & DMY International Design Festival Berlin are traveling on to Beijing, accompanied on this occasion by BNO. Next Tuesday Sep27 at 2pm during the Beijing Design Week, a second edition of the Copy/Culture Symposium with the theme of copying in design will take place in the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. Guests include Bert de Muynck – architect, writer and co-founder of MovingCities; Ronald Tau – graphic designer and art director; Jiang Jun – designer, critic and founding editor of Urban China magazine; Allen Wang – Chinese intellectual property lawyer; Frans Vogelaar – partner at Hybrid Space Lab [Berlin] and Academy for Media Arts [Cologne], and Anouk Siegelaar – legal specialist at Association of Dutch Designers, BNO. Download program [pdf alert!].

Copy/Culture Symposium | Beijing, September 27, 2011

Topic Copy/Culture

The Copy/Culture© Symposium Beijing, presented by Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion examines the implications of copying, open source and sampling on the design trade and profession.

Design culture is obsessed with authenticity. The tension that immediately builds when people start to speak about copying demonstrates its current relevance and explosive potential. It is seen as something reprehensible — a fraudulent violation of taste and morals.

Often, only two kinds of copying are talked about: on the one hand, imitating an object as closely as possible and then pawning the fake off as the original, i.e., falsification, and on the other, copying to mask one’s own creative poverty. The latter act is obviously open to interpretation — for example, where does quotation end and copying begin? In music, people have quoted each other’s work for centuries. So why not in design? [text by Premsela]

由Premsela – 荷兰设计与时尚研究所举办的北京模仿抄袭/文化座谈会,探讨了设计行业中的模仿、公开资源和样本等问题。

设计文化与原创性是分不开的。当人们开始谈论抄袭模仿时,马上就紧张起来,这恰恰反映了它与当下的关系和潜在的爆发性。它一直受到指责- – – – – 被认为是对品位的侵犯和道德上的亵渎。

通常有两种情况: 一是尽可能地将原版模仿得惟妙惟肖,然后冒充原物,例如造假,另一种,就是以抄袭他人来掩盖自己创作的匮乏。后者显然是需要解读—例如,引用止于何处抄袭开始于何处?在音乐里,几个世纪以来人们都会借鉴引用他人的作品。那么设计上又有何不妥呢?

Illegal Copying by Bert de Muynck/MovingCities | Mark Magazine#24

Copy/Culture Symposium [模仿抄袭/文化©]

TUESDAY 27 September 2011 / 2 p.m. — 5 p.m.
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)
798 Art District | No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu | Beijing  |
Language: English [simultaneous translation in Chinese]
Admission: free

2011 年 9 月 27 日星期二/2 p.m. — 5 p.m.
北京酒仙桥路 4 号 798 艺术区

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