Songyang-Regions on the Rise

Songyang-Regions on the Rise Conference

8–10. November 2018

Rethinking strategies for new rural developments is a pressing global challenge today. Dynamic urbanization processes shape large areas of the world – and China in particular – while the hinterland has long been a subject of neglect. To stimulate an international discussion, Aedes Architecture Forum Berlin presented the exhibition ‘Rural Moves – The Songyang Story’ this year, which led to the initiation of the conference ‘Regions on the Rise – Culture and Architecture as Drivers for Rural Development’ in Songyang County, China. The focus lies on the dualities and interrelations occurring in the relationship between the urban and the rural, always seeking to explore what culture and architecture can do in interplay with economy, spatial planning, infrastructure and ecology. This development might establish new concepts and therefore a new rural con dence and identity as well as economic progress and reliability as major incentives to make people stay or even return into the hinterland.

Words of Welcome and Introduction
Xiang Zhaolun Minister for Culture at the Central Government, Beijing, China

Kristin Feireiss Director Aedes Architecture Forum and Network Campus Berlin, Germany

Hu Haifeng Mayor of Lishui City, China

Key Lecture

Remy Sietchiping Leader, Regional and Metropolitan Planning, UN-HABITAT, Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction

Wang Jun Magistrate Songyang County, China

Hans-Jürgen Commerell Director Aedes Architecture Forum and Network Campus Berlin, Germany

Xu Tiantian Architect, Beijing, China

Eduard Kögel Architecture Historian, Berlin, Germany

Ten by Ten Impulse Statements

Experts from various elds and different countries report on their research and experiences on rural development made in their speci c region or institution.

  1. Zhang Ke Founding Principal, ZAO/standardarchitecture 标准营造, Beijing, China, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, USA
  2. Angel Luis Fernandez Head of Research Center for Urban Design, ESNE. School of Design, Innovation and Technology, Madrid, Spain
  3.  Zhang Lei Professor, Founder & Chief Architect, Nanjing University, AZL architects, Nanjing, China
  4. Angelika Fitz Director, Austrian Architecture Museum, Vienna, Austria
  5. Miriam Mlecek Researcher, formerly Leibniz University Hanover / ANCB

    Programme Manager, Berlin, Germany

  6. Zhang Yue Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  7. Nuria Costa Leonardo Mexican Women’s Network, Civic Society, Morelos,

    Mexico

  8. Huang Yung Sung Art Director, Han Sheng Magazine, Taiwan
  9. Adrian Iredale Director, Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects, Perth, Australia
  10. Zhu Jingxiang Professor, Hong Kong University, China

Panel ONE: Culture + Architecture

Moderator: Andreas Ruby Director, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, Switzerland

Li Xiangning Professor, Tongji University, Curator Chinese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, Shanghai, China

Hitoshi Abe Architecture and Urban Design Chair, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Sendai, Japan

Farrokh Derakhshani Director, Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Geneva, Switzerland

Panel TWO: Ecology and Economy + Architecture

Moderator: Aric Chen Curator-at-large, M+, Hong Kong

Liu Shouying Economist, China

Erhard An-He Kinzelbach, Professor, Founder KNOWSPACE, Berlin, Germany

Juan Mayr, Foreign Office, Bogotá, Colombia

Lina Annab, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Amman, Jordan

Bookfair Frankfurt

City and Village, discovering cultural heritage in Chinese architecture

Discussion: Oct 12th 2018, Frankfurt Book Fair

Jing Bartz

Hans-Jürgen Commerell

Eduard Kögel

Xu Tiantian

Jing Wei

 

 

 

Focus Europe

Mobilizing the Periphery, Focus Europe

Dates: Friday, 27 April 2018, 6.30 pm and Saturday, 28 April 2018, 10 am – 1 pm
Place: ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

VIDEO LINK here

PROGRAMME

Friday, 27 April 2018, 6.30 pm


Welcome and Introduction

Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
Eduard Kögel, Research Advisor and Programme Curator, ANCB, Berlin

Keynote Speakers and Podium Discussion

Marion Waller, Lead Advisor to Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning, Architecture, Attractiveness and Greater Paris Projects, Paris
Floris Alkemade, Chief Government Architect of The Netherlands / Co-curator of the IABR-2018+2020 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

Saturday, 28 April 2018, 10 pm – 1 pm

Introduction

Eduard Kögel, Research Advisor and Programme Curator, ANCB, Berlin



Impulse Statements: Responses to the Fragmented Periphery

Lucy Bullivant, Creative Director, Urbanista.org, London
Kerstin Faber, Project Leader, IBA Thüringen, Weimar

Luis Feduchi, Founder, Luis Feduchi Arqto, Madrid
Vladimir Frolov, Art Historian and Architecture Critic, St. Petersburg
Christian Hanussek, Artist and Curator, metroZones – Center for Urban Affairs, Berlin
Emily Kelling, Department of Sociology, Technische Universität Berlin
Walter Rohn, Senior Scientist, Research Group Urban Transformations, Austrian Academy of the Sciences, Vienna
Kai Vöckler, Professor of Creativity in the Urban Context, HFG Offenbach / Head of Archis Interventions Berlin office
Hans Venhuizen, Founder, Bureau Venhuizen, Rotterdam

Wuhan Narrative

 

Wuhan Narrative | The German Concession (1895–1917) within the CITYMAKERS project will presented on 26. April 2018

6:30–7 pm Reception 

7pm Welcome Address by Robert Bosch Stiftung:

Dr. Clemens Spiess, Eve Nagel, International Relations America and Asia

7:15–9 pm Presentations & Peer feedback 

Moderation: Katja Hellkötter, Founder CONSTELLATIONS International, Program Lead CITYMAKERS

Where? ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory 

Christinenstraße 18, 10119 Berlin 

Who? Initiator & Supporter: Robert Bosch Stiftung

Program Concept & Implementation: CONSTELLATIONS International

Event Partner: ANCB Metropolitan Lab

In the frame of the Asia Pacific Weeks Berlin

Incubator partner: SKI – Stadtkultur international e.V.

Registration: reply@ancb.de

Xu Tiantian | Rural Moves

RURAL MOVES – THE SONGYANG STORY

 

Xu Tiantian, DnA_Design and Architecture, Beijing

At Aedes Gallery Berlin, opening March 16, 2018

 

Symposium (in englischer Sprache)
Rural Moves
New perspectives for rural areas in China and Germany


Datum: Freitag, 16. März 2018, 16.30 Uhr
Ort: ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

Welcome
Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Direktor Aedes Architekturforum, Berlin
Xie Yazhen, Vizebürgermeisterin Songyang

Einführung
Dr. Eduard Kögel, Kurator, Berlin

Input “Ländliche Räume in Deutschland, Vorstellung des Baukulturberichts 2016/17 ’Stadt und Land’”
Niklas Nitzschke, Bundesstiftung Baukultur, Potsdam

Vorstellung der Projekte in Songyang
Xu Tiantian, DnA_Design and Architecture, Peking

Podiumsdiskussion
Niklas Nitzschke, Bundesstiftung Baukultur, Potsdam
Xu Tiantian, DnA_Design and Architecture, Peking
Dr. Eduard Kögel, Kurator, Berlin (Moderation)

Anmeldung unter reply@ancb.de

Hans Scharoun / Chen Kuen Lee

Am Donnerstag 11.1. um 18h Finissage Hans Scharoun Weihnachtskarten (1932-1947) 
um 19h gibt es ein Gespräch zwischen dem Künstler und Kurator Jaro Straub und dem Stadtforscher und Architekturpublizisten Eduard Kögel (Berlin)
im Anschluß laden wir ein zu Hot Whiskey Sours
Die bisher wenig bekannten Karikaturen Scharouns werden in der Ausstellung zum ersten mal öffentlich zu sehen sein.
Die Originalzeichnungen verpackt als Weihnachts oder Grußkarten waren meist an Familienangehörige und Freunde gerichtet.
In der Ausstellung wird am Beispiel der aussergewöhnlichen Korrespondenz mit dem chinesischen Architekten Chen Kuen Lee
seinem langjährigen Assistenten und Mitarbeiter, die bis in die späten 60er Jahre reichte, die besondere Kontinuität des
Freundschafts-Arbeitsverhältnisses zwischen Scharoun und Lee nachvollziehbar.
Viele der erhalten gebliebenen Blätter zielten mit ihren humoresken Gedichten direkt auf die Wirren der Kriegsjahre ab
und machen deutlich wie man diesen immer wieder zeichnerisch Paroli bieten konnte.
SCHARAUN ist ein interdisziplinärer Projektraum für Kunst und Architektur
Der Ausstellungsraum befindet sich im 3.Stock der von Hans Scharoun entworfenen
und 1930 fertiggestellten Wohnanlage am Jungfernheideweg 4 in Berlin-Siemensstadt.
Scharoun hat mit seiner Frau Aenne selbst 30 Jahre in dem Haus gelebt und gearbeitet.
Mein besonderer Dank gilt dem Baukunstarchiv der Akademie der Künste,
Tim Tetzner für die grafische Gestaltung und dem Leihgeber der Weihnachtskarten
Zurich event

Zürich

16. Juni 2017

The New Hybrid 东西文化混合新动力

SCAA Lecture Series

The New Hybrid – 东西文化混合新动力

Date: Friday 16th June 2017, 18:00

Location: Museumsgesellschaft und Literaturhaus, Limmatquai 62, 8001 Zürich

Speakers:
Dr. Eduard Kögel, Researcher and Publicist, Berlin
Ms. Zhang Xi, Dipl.ETH Arch, Co-Founder of EXH Design AG in Shanghai and Zürich

Moderator: Mr. Nils Havelka, Vice-President SCAA

Program:

17:30 – 18:00 Welcome

18:00 – 19:00 Speech

Eduard Kögel: <Transfer und Adaption zwischen 1930 und 1960: Rene Minutti, ein Schweizer in Shanghai | Chen Kuen Lee, ein Chinese in Deutschland >
Zhang Xi: <EXH Design – Projekte in Asien und Europa>

19:00 – 19:30 Podium discussion

19:30 – 20:00 Apéro

Language: German

Shenzhen Biennale 2017

Bi-City Biennale Shenzhen

 

Bi-City Biennale Shenzhen

Date: Monday, 12 June 2017, 7.00 – 8.30 pm
Place: ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

BACKGROUND
The upcoming Bi-City Biennale (Shenzhen), starting in December, will take place mainly in an ‚urban village‘. It provides a unique opportunity to explore diverse visions and strategies of urban growth facing the challenge of excessive urban expansion and uniformisation of social life. The question of how to invent different but relevant ideas and approaches for the future evolution of our urban life becomes urgent. It is time to go beyond the top-down model of development and learn from the bottom-up creative initiatives of the people who inhabit this transitional reality — especially those in the ‚Global South‘ — and their strategies of resistance and invention. The traditional focus on the centre has to shift towards the periphery and beyond to the regional exchange process, in order to include informal and new developments.

SCHEDULE
Welcome
Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
CHEN Ping, Cultural Councillor of the Chinese Embassy in Germany, Berlin

Introduction
Eduard Kögel, Programme Curator, ANCB, Berlin
Doreen Heng Liu, Principal, NODE Architecture & Urbanism, Shenzhen/Nansha/Hong Kong
LIU Lei, Architect, and Director, Shenzhen Center for Design, Shenzhen

Presentations
HOU Hanru, Artistic Director, MAXXI, National Museum of the 21st Century and Curator, 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Rome
MENG Yan, Principal Architect and Co-Founder of URBANUS and Curator, 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen
YANG Yong, Co-Curator, 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, and Artist, Founder of Shangqi Art, Shenzhen

Panel Discussion
Nikolaus Hirsch, e-flux Architecture
HOU Hanru, Artistic Director, MAXXI, National Museum of the 21st Century and Curator, 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Rome
MENG Yan
, Principal Architect and Co-Founder of URBANUS and Curator, 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen
Doreen Heng Liu, Principal, NODE Architecture & Urbanism, Shenzhen/Nansha/Hong Kong
moderated by: Eduard Kögel, Programme Curator, ANCB, Berlin

The following Invited Peers will join the discussion:
Anh-Linh Ngo, Editor-in-Chief, ARCH+ Magazine, Berlin
Jochen Becker, Curator, metroZones – Center for Urban Affairs / Chinafrika. under construction, Berlin

AEDES Debate

PUBLIC DEBATE

Design Cultures Urban Research and Design Methods in Europe and Asia
Friday, 31 March 2017, 4.00 pm

The discussion will introduce both architecture offices and their approach to design. Each of the offices base their design strategies on research in the urban context and topology as well as on traditional concepts to find a contemporary expression for their respective space- production. While both teams were partly educated in the US, the Chinese office Studio Zhu-Pei uses traditional tools like sketches, physical models and ink drawings in the context of a rich cultural history, the office of Jakob + MacFarlane uses high-end digital technology and computer augmented layers to create their projects and connect them to the site. The presentation of both approaches will be followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. More information on the exhibitions here.

PROGRAMME
Welcome
Hans Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
Presentations
Zhu Pei, Studio Zhu-Pei, Beijing
Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane, Jakob + MacFarlane, Paris

Followed by a discussion with
Li Xiangning, Professor in History, Theory and Criticism, Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shanghai
Zhou Rong, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University Architecture School, Beijing
Raymund Ryan, Architecture Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Francis Rambert, Director, IFA (French Institute of Architecture), Paris

Moderated by
Eduard Kögel, Research Advisor and Programme Curator, ANCB, Berlin
Aric Chen, Lead Curator for Design and Architecture, M+, Hong Kong

After the talk, at 6.30 pm, we cordially invite you to attend the Exhibition Opening at Aedes Architecture Forum next door.