Hao Dong / Architect / Beijing22 Talks: #1 Peripheries
Hao Dong holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and a Masters degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute, New York, USA. In 2002, he returned to China and started practicing and teaching after living and studying in the United States for almost 5 years. Besides working in one of the biggest state-owned design enterprises, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD), he co-founded the practice of Crossboundaries, based in Beijing. He is regularly teaching at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and recently also at Tsinghua University, Hao Dong is managing director of the office in Beijing.
Lv Dwen / Political sociologist / Beijing22 Talks #1: Peripheries
Lv Dwen is a political sociologist, a researcher at the rural governance institute of Wuhan University and CITIC Foundation for Reform and Development Studies. He has overserved and studied street enforcement and governance of urban grey areas in China and has published the book “Governing the peripherals” in 2017. In the Beijing22 Talks, he shared his observations on how state enforcement is challenged by the booming migrating population emerged through Chinese urbanization.
Tang Yan / Associate professor / Beijing22 Talks #1: Peripheries
Tang Yan currently works at Tsinghua University as an associate professor in School of Architecture, specializes in urban design, strategic planning, and regional governance.
Li Pengfei / Scientist / Beijing22 Talks: #1 Peripheries
Li Pengfei is a scientist, writer and lecturer on urban governance and new urbanism.
Alessandro Rolandi & Ma Yongfeng / Artists / UnCUT Talks
UNCUT TALKS will provide an un-edited, raw archive of opinions and ideas coming from individuals engaged in experimental fields such as contemporary art, social innovation, etc. This open platform collects, and makes available for everyone to listen to, hours of conversations among interesting people in China and around the world on some of the most challenging and provocative topics of our time.
Jiujiu / Artist / Featured exhibition “Fantastic Grounds”
Architectural renders form the cornerstone of public communication in contemporary architecture. An overabundance of visual content has produced a fixation on architectural representation, rendering techniques in particular. Computer generated imagery is no longer an intermediary between an idea and its realization, but a finished product on its own. The worldwide dominance of this rendering programs consequently results in a homogenous aesthetic around the globe. While standardization is a necessity for computer operating systems that might be contrary to the desire of the inhabitants of those cities to have them as individual and as tailored to individual needs. Jiu Jiu captured with his exhibition “Fantastic Grounds” the universal language and the fascination of these highly-glamorized abstraction of the world we live in. In his video work Jiu Jiu carefully dissected the images and algorithms that form our living space.
Zandie Brockett / Curator, Founder of the featured project 八家 BaJia
Zandie Brockett is a Beijing-based curator and writer hailing from Los Angeles. She is the founding curator of Bactagon Projects, a platform that supports cultural engagement in China through cross-disciplinary research projects. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the platform’s independent publication, 八家BaJia, and oversees A.M. Brainstorm, its monthly conversation series and live-recorded podcast.
Jennifer Lindsay / Curator / Initiator of the Feijiacun Archive
Demolitions hit Beijing’s art scene in 2017: Heiqiao, or Black Bridge, a farming village near the 798 Art District containing a studio hub, was demolished last spring, displacing thousands of local artists. In March, several studios were demolished in Songzhuang, the largest artist colony in China, and more than a hundred artists there clashed with police. Iowa, an artists’ community in Caochangdi, was demolished in August. Jennifer Lindsay took on the task to documente what this demolitions means for the art community in Feijiacun, where she worked as residency director for Red Gate Residency, one of the oldest residency programs and tools for international art exchange in China, that was also effected through the loss of much needed studio space.
Xiaoxiao & Lengyue / Artists / Featured exhibition “Teleport Beijing”
Lengyue and Xiaoxiao created a gymnastic system corresponding to the shapes of the subway exists on Beijing subway map. Each subway stop had its own movement and the series of all subway stops make up the Beijing subway gymnastic system. People using the subway are starting at one point going through different subway stops until the terminal station, which will make up their gymnastic routine. ( A routine made up of a set of subway movements) The movement of sitting on the subway is transformed into a “ritual movement”, like a subway ritualism.
Goethe Institut Organization
For over 60 years, the Goethe-Institut has enjoyed an outstanding reputation, both in Germany and abroad, as Germany’s dialogue partner with the world, supporting projects with an exceptional profile and major public impact. Boasting a global network, it pursues close and long-term cooperation with educational and cultural institutions. Beijing22 is supported by the Goethe Institut.
NCTM Foundation; Italian Embassy
Funding the residency of Rachelle Maistrello
Austrian Cultural Forum, Bundeskanzleramt Kunst und Kultur Österreich
Funding the residency of Katrin Hornek
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Funding the residency of Jannis Schulze
Canadian Arts Council
Funding the residency of John Monteith