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Design for a Changing World

China focus programme


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Please note: Tonight, the first part of the talk will be broadcasted. Watch the second part Sunday 25 October, 19:05 hrs, via this link.

The world in 2020 has taken a drastic turn, with the current pandemic and the urgent environmental threats, the dialogue with China is more pertinent than ever. BIAN 变, meaning change in Chinese refers to the Daoist "science of metamorphosis” which can lead to positive change and transformation. How can we accelerate design knowledge, exchange and learn from a crisis to come out more united, better and stronger?

Join us for a journey from ancient Chinese wisdom, the countryside to cutting edge design and circular technology in both China and the Netherlands; exploring different roads towards a better future.


Inspirational interview with Ma Yansong - founder MAD Architects

Discussion panel 1: Countryside - challenging traditions

  • Stephan Petermann – Founder MANN
  • Jovana Zhang – Co-founder PINWU

  • Herbert-Jan Hiep – Director IVEM

  • Xinlin Song – Researcher AMO, Partner Yunhe

Visual Art Performance: 

  • Weixiao Shen - Underneath Another Moon

Moderated by: Marie-Anne Souloumiac & Lidi Brouwer