Beijing22 发布 Launch

Date: Oct. 21, 2017
Location: Goethe Institut - China

On Saturday October 21st, Beijing22 launched their project platform and two inaugural open calls at Goethe-Institut China. The launch was accompanied by a presentation of Beijing22’s first resident Ute Adamczewski and a quick-fire discussion with Beijing-based architect Hao Dong about urban planning, the built environment and their effect on social spaces. The founders of Beijing22 Antonie Angerer, Anna-Viktoria Eschbach and Jannis Schulze guided through the event.

What is Beijing22?

Beijing22 is an open, independent, long-term curatorial project, which will investigate the dynamics of Beijing’s urban space in the five years preceeding the Olympic Games in 2022. Over this time span, Beijing22 manifests itself in exhibitions,publications, talks, conferences and other activities, there by archiving the various perspectives of artists, curators, academics and journalists from China and abroad.

The core element of Beijing22 is an online forum for artistic and scientific positions and a publicly accessible archive accompanying urban changes in a parallel and discursive manner. The city, cultural policies, the image of Beijing and individual perspectives and testimonies are captured and curated in response to one of the greatest urban developments in recent history. The material helps us to comprehend and reflect on the changing city and contextualize it with references from a variety of disciplines such as art, architecture, city planning, sociology, philosophy, journalism, psychology etc.
In the last few years mega-sport-events have led increasingly to structural and societal transformation of entire regions. Beijing already witnessed enormous structural changes due to a mega-event before. What Beijing will try to achieve in the coming years is a scale that the world has not seen before. The urban plan includes radical structural and political changes spanning from mobility, environment, relocations, green innovations and smart city technologies. The national capital region Jing-Jin-Ji (JJJ) will be formed out of the provinces Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei and will be made up by a population of 130 million inhabitants. As part of these structural developments several goals have now already been officially stated for the next few years, such as a smog-free city-center, shared economy and sustainable energy mobile infrastructure, reduction of the population of the center district by 20% and an exponential growth in public transport routs. Beijing22 is convinced that the developments happening in the greater Beijing area will have essential impact over its city boarders and will influence city development and economies in the years to come.

日期: 2017年10月21日
地点: Goethe Institut - China

Beijing22在10月21日于北京德国文化中心·歌德学院(中国)发布了自己的项目平台和两个首次开始的公开召募。发布内容包括Beijing22首个驻留者Ute Adamczewski的报告,以及与北京建筑师董灏关于城市规划,人造环境和其在社会空间上所形成效应的谈话。此次活动将由Beijing22的创始人Antonie Angerer, Anna-Viktoria Eschbach和Jannis Schulze全程主持。

面临着这些可能发生的变化, 许多问题也浮现出来: 北京自身以及其城市结构将会因为冬奥会而发生何种变化? 这些带有乌托邦色彩的目标将如何被实现?北京的城市居民对此会如何反应?究竟是什么样的进程即将被展开? 它们又会引发哪些后果? 艺术家以及艺术世界的人们会有何反应,又能做些什么? 这新一轮的变迁会清晰可见吗? 或者本为隐形的变化将会被故意地可视化?

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