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(Archive) China Calling 2021 presents: Heal

A conference and network event bringing leading Chinese and Dutch creatives together to reflect on design and its potential to heal our world.

This project was part of DDW 2021
Bamboo Pavilion — © Design and Architecture (DnA)

'Heal' directly responds to the current pandemic and climate crisis. How can design shape the healing process to do good and not ‘less bad’ to our world? What can we learn from the Chinese and Western approaches to healing? Join us in person or online to explore the potential of design.


Adelaide Lala Tam - Food Story Designer, Aric Chen - Director of Het Nieuwe Instituut, David Gianotten - Managing Partner OMA, Lu Ying - Founder and CEO of Future Urban Living (FUL), Martijn de Geus - Deputy Director Masters Program at Tsinghua University's School of Architecture, Ole Bouman - Curator in urbanism design and architecture, Richard Hutten - Designer, Xu Tiantian - Founder of DnA_Design and Architecture


13:00 - 13:05 - Welcome words

13:05-14:00 - Panel 1: Context: Exploring perspectives on design and healing from China and the West

14:00 – 14:10 - Interlude by Superplants

14:10 - 15:05 - Panel 2: Practice: Re-thinking healing design in China and the West

15:15 - 17:00 Networking event and Alibaba breakout session

Curated and moderated by Lidi Brouwer, Marie-Anne Souloumiac and the China Europe Design team

Networking event + Alibaba session

The conference will be followed by a reception for members of the public to network with Chinese creatives in the Netherlands and with Dutch creatives active in China.

At the same time there will be a special online breakout session and Q&A with China’s leading e-commerce group Alibaba to learn more about their innovative design activities.

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Herbal Garden — © Design and Architecture (DnA)

Tea House — © Design and Architecture (DnA)