UC#33 on the news stands (click for more) | 2009

Counter-Mapping Creative Industries | UC#33 cover

As a result off the Transdisciplinary Research on Creative Industries in Beijing (2007), Mónica Carriço, Bert de Muynck and Ned Rossiter guest-edited Urban China#33 (January, 2009). The special issue was designed by Hendrik-Jan Grievink.

The magazine is in Chinese – with select texts published in English!. All texts in English plus section screen shots are online available at the OrgNets-website.
It may be possible to order copies from here, though the issue has sold rapidly and is in limited supply. For detailed information on how to order this issue, see our UC#33 ordering page.

 

Counter-Mapping Creative Industries | UC#33 network of contributors

Vitamin creative space - The Shop (image:Jiang Jun) | Beijing, February 2009

About UC#33 | Creative China

This issue of Urban China Magazine #33 sets out to critique and redefine the idea and practice of ‘mapping’ the creative industries. Foregrounding the experimental process of collaborative constitution, we are interested in the multiple idioms of expression that make creative industries intelligible beyond the blandness of policy discourse. Activist researchers, artists and writers in Europe, Brazil and India have been particularly inventive in combining collaborative techniques of production with social-political critique via media of communication. We see this work as part of the prehistory and global dialogue around how to create new spaces and transdisciplinary knowledges able to negotiate the complexities and politics that attend the economization of culture.

Counter-Mapping Creative Industries | UC#33 Introduction

Transdisciplinary Research on Creative Industries in Beijing  [2007]

This project brings international and Chinese academics together with urban research organisations, artists, curators, media producers and policy-makers in order to undertake trans-disciplinary research on Beijing’s creative industries [bei-ci or trans-cib]. Through collaborative practices of self-organization, one of the primary aims is to create a ‘counter-mapping’ of creative industries in Beijing.

Counter-Mapping Creative Industries | UC#33 Import Cultures / Export Innovations

Urban China #33, Creative China | guest-edited by Ned Rossiter & MovingCities | 2009

Urban China #33, Creative China | guest-edited by Ned Rossiter & MovingCities | 2009

Urban China #33, Creative China | guest-edited by Ned Rossiter & MovingCities | 2009

As part of Urban China#33, Bert de Muynck | MovingCities published How Foreign Architects became International Architects’, a text exploring the curious case of the notorious Beijing’s Gang of Five Foreign Architects [Rem Koolhaas, Steven Holl, Paul Andreu, Herzog & de Meuron and Norman Foster] in contrast to the even more curious case of the Hundred International Architects [Ordos100].

Urban China #33 | Contents

SECTION 1: NETWORK ECOLOGIES OF CREATIVE WASTE (Introduction)
Soenke Zehle

SECTION 2: INFORMATION GEOGRAPHIES VS. CREATIVE CLUSTERS (Introduction)
Ned Rossiter

SECTION 3: MIGRANT NETWORKS AND SERVICE LABOUR (Introduction)
Brett Neilson

SECTION 4: CENTRALITY OF REAL-ESTATE SPECULATION FOR CREATIVE ECONOMIES (Introduction)
Ned Rossiter

SECTION 5: IMPORT CULTURES / EXPORT INNOVATIONS IN ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN (Introduction)
Bert de Muynck

SECTION 6: ARTIST VILLAGES AND MARKET ENGINEERING (Introduction)
Bert de Muynck

SECTION 7: POLICY

  1. Creative China, Managerial Innovation, Global Brands: An Interview with John Howkins | Urban China & John Howkins
  2. Creative Industries with Chinese Characteristics: An Interview with Professor Zhang Jingcheng | Urban China & Zhang Jingcheng

SECTION 8: CREATIVE PORTRAITS

. . .

Urban China #33 | LINKS updated

(back to movingcities projects page)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

clear formPost comment