UNESCO report & IIAS newsletter

UNESCO report (2013) & IIAS-newsletter (2014)

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”

EARS ON SHANGHAI | Venue Architecture

Europe Asia Roundtable Sessions | EARS ON SHANGHAI, 2 November 2012
EARS ON SHANGHAI architecture panel | Europe Asia Roundtable Sessions

Last Friday, November 2, MovingCities organized a panel – as part of EARS ON SHANGHAI [Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions] – on the architectural design of theatre spaces in China called ‘EARS on Venue Architecture & Design‘. [NEW: video update!]
The presentations – by PES architects, gmp Architekten, Eva Wang Studio & NorthernLight – took place at Shanghai’s Zhabei District Daning Theatre 大宁剧院 上海市闸北区. Continue reading “EARS ON SHANGHAI | Venue Architecture”

Asia Creative Transformations | newsletter

DutchDFA Mappings on design and fashion in China | by MovingCities [2012]

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”

Mappings on Design and Fashion in China | DutchDFA

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”

Design in China Mapping | DutchDFA

DutchDFA Design in China Mapping Report | MovingCities, 2012
Design in China Mapping 2012 report by MovingCities for DutchDFA

About the Design in China Report

The DutchDFA Design in China Mapping report, commissioned by Dutch Design Fashion Architecture [DutchDFA], presents an analysis of the design fields in China. Researched and written in 2011 by MovingCities, and updated throughout 2012, it highlights the people and processes that will influence future design agendas in China and throughout the world. It is based on 30+ interviews held in 2011 with acclaimed Chinese designers and scholars, as well as on additional desk research.

Mapping on design (and fashion) in China

Featured Chinese DESIGNERS & Scholars

  • BI XueFeng 毕学锋 [IMAGRAM 言文设计 Shenzhen]
  • Remy CHEN 陈知明 [MODERN MEDIA 现代传播 Shenzhen]
  • FENG Yu 机构 [DEVE BUILD Design 深圳大羽营造设计机构 Shenzhen]
  • FENG ZhiFeng 冯志锋 [RITO Communication 朗图创作 Shenzhen]
  • HONG RongMan 洪荣满 [GAFA / Dammi group 搭米组 Guangzhou]
  • HOU ZhengGuang 侯正光 [Mooma Design 木码设计 / MoreLess 多少 Shanghai]
  • JIANG Jian 姜剑 [JOYN:VISCOM Beijing]
  • JIANG Qiong Er 蒋琼尔 [SHANG XIA 上下 Shanghai]
  • LIU Feng 刘峰 [FUN+ LIVING BJ 风生设计 / PEP art+design 设计工社 Beijing]
  • LIU Lidan 刘力丹 [XL+DESIGN Shanghai]
  • LIU Yi 刘义 [SPARDEC Brand Consulting 斯巴迪克 Shanghai]
  • LUO Cheng 罗成 w/ Tony SHI 师帅 [ARTOP Industrial Design 浪尖设计有限公司 Shenzhen]
  • LV YongZhong 吕永中 [BANMOO 半木 / VEP design Shanghai]
  • MA Jia 马嘉 [Beijing Original Design Promotion Association (BODA) 北京原创设计推广协会 Beijing]
  • PAN JianFeng 潘剑锋 [SHTYPE 字研所 Shanghai]
  • Bruno PORTO [Bruno Porto Comunicação Visual / Raffles Design Institute Shanghai]
  • Tom SHI 石川 [Tom Shi Design & Research Studio /Leaping Creative 立品品牌策划 Guangzhou]
  • Professor TONG HuiMing 童慧明 [GAFA School of Industrial Design 广州美术学院 Guangzhou]
  • David WANG 王乐毅 [Shanghai CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Demonstration & Service Platform
    上海市创意产业展示与服务平台管理中心 Shanghai]
  • Professor WANG Min 王敏 [CAFA School of Design 中央美术学院 Beijing]
  • WANG ShaoQiang 王绍强 [Design360° magazine Guangzhou]
  • WANG XueSong 王雪松 & HUANG YiHan 黄驿寒 [Yah Interactive Lab 亚状态互动工作室 Beijing]
  • WANG Yun 汪芸 [TRENDS HOME magazine 时尚家居 Beijing]*
  • Imagine WONG 黄立光 HUANG LiGuang [zitype workshop / FRINGE Festival Shenzhen]
  • XIE JianJun 解建军 (w/ SONG Yang 宋洋 & Fabian FURRER) [DONGDAO Design 东道设计 Beijing]
  • Jesus YEH 叶宇轩 (written by WANG Yun 汪芸) [Yehidea Beijing]*
  • ZHANG DaLi 张达利 [ZHANGDALI Design / ELEPHANT Design 大象空间 Shenzhen]
  • Ready ZHANG 张宏毅 [Guangzhou DESIGN WEEK 广州国际设计周
    / CITIEXPO 广州市城博展览有限公司 Guangzhou]
  • ZHENG Zheng 郑铮 [Leaping Creative 立品品牌策划 Guangzhou]
  • ZHOU Yi 周佚 [s.point design s.point 指南设计 Shanghai]
  • ZOU ZhengFang 邹政方 [Studio DUMBAR China Shanghai]

Introduction to the Design in China Mapping report

This report seeks to document and interpret the state of affairs of Chinese design through a series of conversations with respected Chinese design professionals in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen that, to the best of their abilities, and with various motives, are engaged with a design culture in transition. Operating in the fields of industrial, product, graphic, interactive, interior and communication design, most of these designers work in multidisciplinary environments, where they deal with a broad range of commissions and often provide consultancy services. Many have educational and/or international experience and try, in China, to strike a balance between domestic work and international engagements.

These discussions are elaborated with information gathered from online research and print publications on topics such as intellectual property rights (IPR), universities and design colleges, design awards and fairs, market entries, and the development of the creative industries, as laid out by the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011–2016). As such the report looks beyond personal accounts to arrive at a broader depiction of the conditions influencing the design field in China.

In China, everything is simultaneously immediate and vague. The culture is based on a rich and labyrinthine past, mixed with today’s tantalizing quest for future forms of profit. This tension leads to a search to define the meaning, value and contemporary interpretation of tradition, cultural heritage and memory. Chinese designers are trying to find a balance between modern and traditional lifestyles, between past achievements and unforeseeable futures, between the exploration of craftsmanship and cultural roots. At the same time, they seek ways to combine traditional wisdom with an international orientation. As one designer puts it during the interview: ‘we try to mix Chinese life with global design, as for us it is easy to understand what global design means, but it is difficult to find its domestic counterpart.

Condensing China’s Design Creativity into One Report

The report is set up to provide, in 11 chapters, a general introduction to the development of design and the creative industries in China. Chapter 2 gives an overview of the policy debate on the creative industries in China and the ambition to establish the creative industries as one of the pillars of the Chinese economy in the coming five years. In Chapters 3 and 4 this agenda is investigated by focussing on second- and third-tier cities’ development, and by mapping the changes in the educational system. Emphasis is placed on a new generation of producers and consumers of design. In the following sections, two key evolutions in Chinese design are highlighted: on the one hand the creation of brands (Chapter 5), and on the other the notion of craftsmanship as a practice (Chapter 6). Chapter 7 looks at new developments in creating complete creative chains, thereby focussing on integration and innovation; and Chapter 8 provides information regarding Intellectual Property Rights and market entries for foreign companies. In the report’s last two chapters, the important trend of establishing creative platforms – both domestically and internationally oriented – is being investigated, and an overview of design awards, fairs, design weeks and Dutch-Chinese points of entry are provided. Finally, Chapter 11 concludes this investigation.

About Dutch Design Fashion Architecture

Dutch Design Fashion Architecture [DutchDFA] aims to strengthen the international position of the most prominent sectors of the Dutch creative industries – design, fashion and architecture – through a joined-up approach. The four-year strategic meme (2009–2012) involves a selection of focus countries (India, China, Germany and Turkey) and relates to topical issues and local demands. Its aim is to build long-lasting international partnerships while addressing issues facing today’s world through design.

About MovingCities

MovingCities is a Shanghai-based think-tank investigating the role of architecture and urbanism in shaping the contemporary city. Established in 2007 by Bert de Muynck [BE] and Mónica Carriço [PT], MovingCities operates as embedded architects – publishing, researching, collaborating and interacting. Specialized in bridging China and the world, MovingCities offers urban consultancy in the fields of architecture, design and the creative industries, in the public and cultural institutional sectors. It has conducted research, lectures and workshops in China, Israel, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland and Indonesia. Amongst others, MovingCities has set up programs for the Netherlands Architecture Institute [NAi], DutchDFA and the Finnish Association of Architects [SAFA/NewlyDrawn] in China.

Colophon

Content | MovingCities, Shanghai, China: Bert de Muynck & Mónica Carriço
Editorial Supervision & Coordination | Carolien van Tilburg
Editing | Jennifer Sigler
Graphic Design | Cover: Thonik, Amsterdam / Inside: CO3, Amsterdam
Commisioned by | Dutch Design Fashion Architecture, Rotterdam

Acknowledgments

MovingCities wishes to thank the following people for their support, assistance, critique and sharing of knowledge in creating this report: Vivian YU Tianzheng 于天正, Yvonne WANG Yi 王祎, HU Bingyu 胡冰玉, JIA Huishu 贾慧姝; Christine de Baan, Marie-Anne Souloumiac, Elyne van Rijn, Carolien van Tilburg, Machtelt Schelling, Inge Wesseling, Vanessa E. de Groot, Teun Hompe.

For further inquiries, updates, background, interviews and lectures related to
China Mapping Reports contact MovingCities: info [at] movingcities [dot] org

Fashion in China Mapping | DutchDFA

DutchDFA Fashion in China Report | MovingCities, 2012
Fashion in China Mapping 2012 report by MovingCities for DutchDFA

About the Fashion in China Report

The DutchDFA Fashion in China Mapping report, commissioned by Dutch Design Fashion Architecture [DutchDFA], presents an analysis of fashion design in China. Researched and written in 2011 by MovingCities, and edited in 2012, its objective is to provide insight into the ideas, work and dilemmas of a selection of Chinese fashion designers, as well as to map out the structure of the Chinese fashion industry and identify key elements and opportunities. Based on 15+ interviews with leading Chinese fashion designers and desktop research, this report surveys the work and careers of the designers in China that will influence tomorrow’s fashion agenda, both in China and the world. It also presents opportunities for Dutch fashion professionals aiming to work in the Chinese fashion industry.

Mappings on fashion (and design) in China

Featured Chinese FASHION DESIGNERS & Scholars

  • Aric CHEN 陈伯康 [Beijing Design Week 北京国际设计周 Beijing]*
  • Nels FRYE 费志远 [STYLITES Beijing]*
  • Maple JIANG 江枫 [VISION magazine 青年视觉 Beijing]*
  • Jenny JI 吉承 [LA VIE Design Studio Shanghai]
  • JIANG Qiong Er 蒋琼尔 [SHANG XIA 上下 Shanghai]
  • LIANG Zi 梁子 & HUANG ZhiHua 黄志华 [TANGY 天意 / LIANGZI Fashion 梁子时装实业 Shenzhen]
  • LIU XiaoGang 刘晓刚 [Donghua U. FASHION INSTITUTE 东华大学服装艺术设计学院 Shanghai]*
  • LIU Yang 刘洋 w/ Dragon [LIU YANG Art & Production 广东刘洋艺术创作有限公司 Guangzhou]
  • Augustus MENG 孟祥千 [JWAS Group 若思时尚文化发展有限公司 / masstelà Beijing]
  • QIU Hao 邱昊 [QIUHAO Shanghai]
  • Frain WANG 王逢陈 [FengChen Wang Beijing]
  • Uma WANG 王汁 [UMA WANG Shanghai]
  • Vega WANG 王在实 [Vega Zaishi WANG Beijing]
  • WANG YiYang 王一扬 [ZUCZUG 素然 / chagang 茶缸 Shanghai]
  • ZHANG Chi 张弛 [CHI ZHANG Beijing]
  • ZHANG Da 张达 [PARALEL Design Studio / BOUNDLESS / SHANG XIA Shanghai/Beijing]
  • Xander ZHOU 周祥宇 [XANDER ZHOU Beijing]


Introduction to the Fashion in China Mapping report

China has long been known as the world leader of garment manufacturing and as a clothing production powerhouse. As the overall idea of the development of the creative and cultural industries in China is to transition from a ‘made in China’-image to a ‘created in China’- identity, there is a focus on modernizing the Chinese fashion industry and its international image. As the world’s biggest market, China is a battlefield where global and local apparel and international luxury brands fight to establish their positions, and compete with (younger) Chinese domestic brands. Today, Chinese fashion has the ambition to grow beyond the domestic economy and culture: China, both as market, and as inspiration, is becoming a crucial player in the global fashion world.

Noticeably, Chinese fashion designers are trying to find a balance between modern and traditional lifestyles, between ambitions to create ready-to-wear, luxury and couture. These independent designers, oftentimes operating from small-scale studios, can work for the mass-market or opt to explore individual tastes and styles. Fashion is currently taken as fast flight forward in China. There are several reasons for this: a growing economy, a return from various international fashion schools of freshly graduated young and Chinese designers with an international outlook and experience, an expanding media coverage, the importance of new media in terms of dissemination of the latest trends and styles and the heightened interest of foreign fashion designers to operate in and for the Chinese market.

Once a country producing fashion and apparel for others – ‘the factory of the world’ – China has become a fashion consuming nation, and one of the world’s most promising markets. This report starts with selective highlights of the main fashion developments in China during the past century, and links them to the social, cultural and economic transformations of the country. Fashion has been growing as a significant symbol of China’s political culture in the 20th century; recently, it has artistically let loose and is developing in diverse stylistic directions. In recent years, new types of shops have begun to focus on Chinese fashion: shops that offer the work of a broad range of designers, pop-up shops and small markets for vintage are becoming popular in cities like Beijing and Shanghai.

Condensing China’s Fashion Industry into One Report

The report is set up to provide, in 11 chapters, a general introduction to the development of fashion in China. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the changes in clothing styles in China during the 20th century, highlighting the relation between political and fashion regimes. Chapters 3 and 4 introduce the notion of a search for a distinct and contemporary Chinese fashion style and the competition between Beijing and Shanghai, as reflected in the work of different generations of designers and presented in fashion weeks. Chapter 5 discusses the rise of fashion media, Chapter 6 gives an overview of educational reform, discusses the experience of foreign education and lists China’s leading fashion schools. Chapters 7 and 8 introduce both the large-scale apparel enterprises and fashion organizations. They go on to document the different market entries for foreign brands in China, and to outline independent designers’ views on their roles in society and their explorations into ecological production. Chapter 9 examines the challenges independent designers face in bringing their products both to mass-markets and individual buyers, discussing the relation between confection and couture. Finally, Chapter 10 discusses a few trending topics such as luxury, men’s wear and foreign fashion exhibitions in China. Chapter 11 wraps up this investigation.




About Dutch Design Fashion Architecture

Dutch Design Fashion Architecture [DutchDFA] aims to strengthen the international position of the most prominent sectors of the Dutch creative industries – design, fashion and architecture – through a joined-up approach. The four-year strategic meme (2009–2012) involves a selection of focus countries (India, China, Germany and Turkey) and relates to topical issues and local demands. Its aim is to build long-lasting international partnerships while addressing issues facing today’s world through design.

About MovingCities

MovingCities is a Shanghai-based think-tank investigating the role of architecture and urbanism in shaping the contemporary city. Established in 2007 by Bert de Muynck [BE] and Mónica Carriço [PT], MovingCities operates as embedded architects – publishing, researching, collaborating and interacting. Specialized in bridging China and the world, MovingCities offers urban consultancy in the fields of architecture, design and the creative industries, in the public and cultural institutional sectors. It has conducted research, lectures and workshops in China, Israel, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland and Indonesia. Amongst others, MovingCities has set up programs for the Netherlands Architecture Institute [NAi], DutchDFA and the Finnish Association of Architects [SAFA/NewlyDrawn] in China.



Colophon

Content | MovingCities, Shanghai, China: Bert de Muynck & Mónica Carriço
Editorial Supervision & Coordination | Carolien van Tilburg
Editing | Jennifer Sigler
Graphic Design | Cover: Thonik, Amsterdam / Inside: CO3, Amsterdam
Commissioned by | Dutch Design Fashion Architecture, Rotterdam

Acknowledgments

MovingCities wishes to thank the following people for their support, assistance, critique and sharing of knowledge in creating this report: Vivian YU Tianzheng 于天正, Yvonne WANG Yi 王祎, HU Bingyu 胡冰玉, JIA Huishu 贾慧姝; Christine de Baan, Marie-Anne Souloumiac, Elyne van Rijn, Carolien van Tilburg, Machtelt Schelling, Inge Wesseling, Vanessa E. de Groot, Teun Hompe.

For further inquiries, updates, background, interviews and lectures related to
China Mapping Reports contact MovingCities: info [at] movingcities [dot] org

Design and Fashion in China Mappings | DutchDFA

Design and Fashion in China Reports | DutchDFA by MovingCities, 2012
Design and Fashion in China 2012 reports by MovingCities for DutchDFA

DutchDFA | Design and Fashion in China Mapping reports
March 2011 _July 2012

Commissioned by the Dutch Design Fashion and Architecture [DutchDFA], MovingCities conducted research on fashion and design subjects, tendencies, media and networks in China – influencing today’s and tomorrow’s agenda for internationalization. The final outcome, taking shape as a consultancy report. It is based on interviews held in 2011 [in Beijing 北京, Shanghai 上海, Shenzhen 深圳 and Guangzhou 广州] with 30+ acclaimed Chinese designers and scholars, and with 15 leading Chinese fashion designers – as well as on additional desk research. Both design and fashion reports were published in July 2012 and and are freely available for download at DutchDFA website.

The Design and Fashion in China Mappings [2012] highlight the people and processes that will influence future design agendas in China and throughout the world. It also provides insight into the ideas, work and dilemmas of a selection of Chinese designers and fashion designers, as well as to map out the structure of the Chinese creative industries and identify key elements and opportunities. The report’s ambition is to broaden the understanding of the dynamic changes within the Chinese creative, academic, institutional and business design communities.

Mappings on design and fashion in China

Introduction to China’s Creative Industries

It is estimated that during the past five years, China’s cultural industries have grown at an average annual rate of more than 17%, surpassing that of the national economy by over 7%. The cultural industries have emerged as an engine that is poised to drive a substantial part of China’s economy in the coming years. In 2009, for the first time, the State Council issued a document designed to promote the cultural industries. Known as the ‘Plan to Adjust and Reinvigorate the Cultural Industry’, this document confirms the strategic position of the cultural industries at the national level. The ‘12th Five-Year Plan of the Communist Party of China’ (CPC), setting the targets for 2011–2015, states that the cultural industries will be developed into a pillar industry in the next five years. Today, the cultural industries represent less than 2.5% of China’s GDP; this number is expected to grow to at least 5% by 2015. [source: Design and Fashion in China Mappings]

Featured Chinese DESIGNERS & Scholars

  • BI XueFeng 毕学锋 [IMAGRAM 言文设计 Shenzhen]
  • Remy CHEN 陈知明 [MODERN MEDIA 现代传播 Shenzhen]
  • FENG Yu 机构 [DEVE BUILD Design 深圳大羽营造设计机构 Shenzhen]
  • FENG ZhiFeng 冯志锋 [RITO Communication 朗图创作 Shenzhen]
  • HONG RongMan 洪荣满 [GAFA / Dammi group 搭米组 Guangzhou]
  • HOU ZhengGuang 侯正光 [Mooma Design 木码设计 / MoreLess 多少 Shanghai]
  • JIANG Jian 姜剑 [JOYN:VISCOM Beijing]
  • JIANG Qiong Er 蒋琼尔 [SHANG XIA 上下 Shanghai]
  • LIU Feng 刘峰 [FUN+ LIVING BJ 风生设计 / PEP art+design 设计工社 Beijing]
  • LIU Lidan 刘力丹 [XL+DESIGN Shanghai]
  • LIU Yi 刘义 [SPARDEC Brand Consulting 斯巴迪克 Shanghai]
  • LUO Cheng 罗成 w/ Tony SHI 师帅 [ARTOP Industrial Design 浪尖设计有限公司 Shenzhen]
  • LV YongZhong 吕永中 [BANMOO 半木 / VEP design Shanghai]
  • MA Jia 马嘉 [Beijing Original Design Promotion Association (BODA) 北京原创设计推广协会 Beijing]
  • PAN JianFeng 潘剑锋 [SHTYPE 字研所 Shanghai]
  • Bruno PORTO [Bruno Porto Comunicação Visual / Raffles Design Institute Shanghai]
  • Tom SHI 石川 [Tom Shi Design & Research Studio /Leaping Creative 立品品牌策划 Guangzhou]
  • Professor TONG HuiMing 童慧明 [GAFA School of Industrial Design 广州美术学院 Guangzhou]
  • David WANG 王乐毅 [Shanghai CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Demonstration & Service Platform
    上海市创意产业展示与服务平台管理中心 Shanghai]
  • Professor WANG Min 王敏 [CAFA School of Design 中央美术学院 Beijing]
  • WANG ShaoQiang 王绍强 [Design360° magazine Guangzhou]
  • WANG XueSong 王雪松 & HUANG YiHan 黄驿寒 [Yah Interactive Lab 亚状态互动工作室 Beijing]
  • WANG Yun 汪芸 [TRENDS HOME magazine 时尚家居 Beijing]*
  • Imagine WONG 黄立光 HUANG LiGuang [zitype workshop / FRINGE Festival Shenzhen]
  • XIE JianJun 解建军 (w/ SONG Yang 宋洋 & Fabian FURRER) [DONGDAO Design 东道设计 Beijing]
  • Jesus YEH 叶宇轩 (written by WANG Yun 汪芸) [Yehidea Beijing]*
  • ZHANG DaLi 张达利 [ZHANGDALI Design / ELEPHANT Design 大象空间 Shenzhen]
  • Ready ZHANG 张宏毅 [Guangzhou DESIGN WEEK 广州国际设计周
    / CITIEXPO 广州市城博展览有限公司 Guangzhou]
  • ZHENG Zheng 郑铮 [Leaping Creative 立品品牌策划 Guangzhou]
  • ZHOU Yi 周佚 [s.point design s.point 指南设计 Shanghai]
  • ZOU ZhengFang 邹政方 [Studio DUMBAR China Shanghai]

Featured Chinese FASHION DESIGNERS & Scholars

  • Aric CHEN 陈伯康 [Beijing Design Week 北京国际设计周 Beijing]*
  • Nels FRYE 费志远 [STYLITES Beijing]*
  • Maple JIANG 江枫 [VISION magazine 青年视觉 Beijing]*
  • Jenny JI 吉承 [LA VIE Design Studio Shanghai]
  • JIANG Qiong Er 蒋琼尔 [SHANG XIA 上下 Shanghai]
  • LIANG Zi 梁子 & HUANG ZhiHua 黄志华 [TANGY 天意 / LIANGZI Fashion 梁子时装实业 Shenzhen]
  • LIU XiaoGang 刘晓刚 [Donghua U. FASHION INSTITUTE 东华大学服装艺术设计学院 Shanghai]*
  • LIU Yang 刘洋 w/ Dragon [LIU YANG Art & Production 广东刘洋艺术创作有限公司 Guangzhou]
  • Augustus MENG 孟祥千 [JWAS Group 若思时尚文化发展有限公司 / masstelà Beijing]
  • QIU Hao 邱昊 [QIUHAO Shanghai]
  • Frain WANG 王逢陈 [FengChen Wang Beijing]
  • Uma WANG 王汁 [UMA WANG Shanghai]
  • Vega WANG 王在实 [Vega Zaishi WANG Beijing]
  • WANG YiYang 王一扬 [ZUCZUG 素然 / chagang 茶缸 Shanghai]
  • ZHANG Chi 张弛 [CHI ZHANG Beijing]
  • ZHANG Da 张达 [PARALEL Design Studio / BOUNDLESS / SHANG XIA Shanghai/Beijing]
  • Xander ZHOU 周祥宇 [XANDER ZHOU Beijing]
Further background
About Dutch Design Fashion Architecture

Dutch Design Fashion Architecture [DutchDFA] aims to strengthen the international position of the most prominent sectors of the Dutch creative industries – design, fashion and architecture – through a joined-up approach. The four-year strategic meme (2009–2012) involves a selection of focus countries (India, China, Germany and Turkey) and relates to topical issues and local demands. Its aim is to build long-lasting international partnerships while addressing issues facing today’s world through design.

About MovingCities

MovingCities is a Shanghai-based think-tank investigating the role of architecture and urbanism in shaping the contemporary city. Established in 2007 by Bert de Muynck [BE] and Mónica Carriço [PT], MovingCities operates as embedded architects – publishing, researching, collaborating and interacting. Specialized in bridging China and the world, MovingCities offers urban consultancy in the fields of architecture, design and the creative industries, in the public and cultural institutional sectors. It has conducted research, lectures and workshops in China, Israel, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland and Indonesia. Amongst others, MovingCities has set up programs for the Netherlands Architecture Institute [NAi], DutchDFA and the Finnish Association of Architects [SAFA/NewlyDrawn] in China.

Colophon

Content | MovingCities, Shanghai, China: Bert de Muynck & Mónica Carriço
Editorial Supervision & Coordination | Carolien van Tilburg
Editing | Jennifer Sigler
Graphic Design | Cover: Thonik, Amsterdam / Inside: CO3, Amsterdam
Commissioned by | Dutch Design Fashion Architecture, Rotterdam

Acknowledgments

MovingCities wishes to thank the following people for their support, assistance, critique and sharing of knowledge in creating this report: Vivian YU Tianzheng 于天正, Yvonne WANG Yi 王祎, HU Bingyu 胡冰玉, JIA Huishu 贾慧姝; Christine de Baan, Marie-Anne Souloumiac, Elyne van Rijn, Carolien van Tilburg, Machtelt Schelling, Inge Wesseling, Vanessa E. de Groot, Teun Hompe.

For further inquiries, updates, background, interviews and lectures related to
China Mapping Reports contact MovingCities: info [at] movingcities [dot] org