Zurich event


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

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


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

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.

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

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

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
, 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


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.

Hans Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
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.

Zhu Pei

Mind Landscapes – Studio Zhu-Pei

Mind Landscapes

Studio Zhu-Pei, Beijing


31. März 2017, 18:30 Uhr

Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss Aedes Berlin
Ping Chen Botschaftsrat für Kultur, Botschaft der Volksrepublik China
Dr. Eduard Kögel Kurator, ANCB, Berlin
Zhu Pei Studio Zhu-Pei, Beijing

Exhibition 1. April – 18. Mai 2017


Der Pekinger Architekt Zhu Pei gehört zur führenden Generation junger Architekten, die in China mit ihren substanziellen Beiträgen zur Lösung an drängenden Herausforderungen der wachsenden Urbanisierung beitragen. Die Ausstellung präsentiert die Arbeitsweise des Architekten auf der Suche nach den eigenen Wurzeln in traditionellen ästhetischen Konzepten, die er erfolgreich für die Implementierung in seine Projekte nutzt. Gezeigt werden fünf neue große Kulturbauten des Architekten, die sich zur Zeit im Bau be nden: das Yang Liping Performing Arts Centre und das neue Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst in Dali, das Shijingshan Cultural Centre in Beijing und andere. In zahlreichen Modellen, Plänen und Filmen erläutert die Ausstellungsinstallation die Bezugnahme der einzelnen Projekte auf den Ort, deren starke formale Ausdruckskraft vor dem Hintergrund expressiver Tuschepanoramen des Architekten deutlich wird.

Zhu Pei is one of the leading architects in China providing substantial solutions to urgent challenges and questions of ongoing urbanization within the country. The exhibition demonstrates the architects set off in search of his own roots within traditional aesthetic concepts, successfully adapting them for implementation in his work. On display will be his ve large cultural buildings, which are currently under construction: the Yang Liping Performing Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art/Dali, the Shijingshan Cultural Center/Beijing and others. The numerous models, plans, and lms on display illustrate the speci c relationships between the projects and their surrounding environment.The buildings’ powerful formal expression is revealed in an installation against a backlit panoramic background of the architect’s striking ink drawings.

Latin America

Latin America

Mobilising the Periphery #4 Focus Latin America: From Segregation to Integrated Urban Landscape

As a result of three decades of continuous population growth, today 80% of the Latin American population lives in urban areas, making it one of the most urbanised regions in the world, albeit that with dramatic variations in the degree and type of urbanisation across the region. Significant social and physical inequalities challenge urban planning and governance, and seem to be ingrained in the overriding form of peri-urban landscape that has emerged. This fourth symposium within the ANCB & Schindler collaborative research project on urban periphery explores broad-ranging urban research and practice responses to this peri-urban condition. More Info on speakers and programme.

Gerard Brigden ISLAMABAD


Biografien der Moderne: Gerard Brigden und Islamabad

Dr. Eduard Kögel berichtet über den britischen Architekten Gerard Brigden und sein Werk in Islamabad
Termin: 29.11.2016, 19.30 Uhr

Ort: CLB Berlin, Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz, Prinzenstraße 84.2 (Eingang von der Oranienstraße), 10969 Berlin­-Kreuzberg,




in Modulør 6/2016, S. 58–63. 


Für die neue Hauptstadt Islamabad entwarfen eine Reihe internationaler Architekten Bauten, die das kulturelle Selbstverständnis des jungen Staates Pakistan reflektieren sollten. Allerdings arbeiteten nur sehr wenige vor Ort mit den einheimischen Experten. Der Brite Gerard Brigden arbeitete Anfang der 1960-Jahre in Islamabad und konnte wegweisende Bauten realisieren, die von der lokalen Tradition inspiriert waren und gleichzeitig die Frage der Identität mit zeitgenössischen Mitteln thematisierten.



28./29. SEPTEMBER 2016


Forum, Strategie-Labor, Workshops, Stadtexpeditionen

für Querdenker und innovative Stadtmacher aus China und Deutschland


Weitere Info

China Museum Aedes

Museums in China


Sixteen Chinese Museums

Fifteen Chinese Architects


ALL 16 Videos here

An Aedes catalogue will be published for the exhibition.

An exhibition as part of the ANCB-Program:
A collaboration with Zumtobel


Exhibition: 27 August – 13 October 2016


Location: Aedes Architecture Forum
Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin


Opening Programme: Friday, 26 August 2016


Opening Lectures: 4pm at ANCB, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

Curator Eduard Kögel will give an introduction to the exhibited projects. Qilan Shen, art critic and curator from Shanghai, will speak about the challenges of the Chinese museums and how this compares with the German museum landscape.

Focus Africa


MOBILISING THE PERIPHERY – #3 Focus Africa: Informality and Urban Pattern 
Friday, 1 July and Saturday, 2 July 2016


Documentation on Video


The third symposium within the joint ANCB – Schindler Transit Management Group research project on contemporary urban peripheries worldwide

Friday, 1 July 2016, 6 pm – 8.30 pm

Reception and Exhibition Opening
The symposium commenced with a reception and opening of a small exhibition of visual works on urban pattern in Africa generously provided by Bouwer Serfontein and Lekan Jeyifous.

Welcome and Introduction 
Eduard Kögel, Research Advisor and Programme Curator, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin

Keynote: Describing the Sub-Saharan African Periphery
Remy Sietchiping, UN Habitat, Nairobi/Kenya – Mobilising the Periphery. Sub-Saharan Africa: Informality as Catalyst?

Astrid Ley, Technical University, Stuttgart/Germany – Africa’s Urban Transition 
Lekan Jeyifous, Artist/Designer, New York/USA – Speculative Futures for the African City: Immanence and Imminence

Panel Discussion Moderated by Eduard Kögel


Saturday, 2 July 2016, 10 am – 1 pm

Eduard Kögel, 
Research Advisor and Programme Curator, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin 

Impulse Talks 1: Responses to Informality and Urban Pattern
Bouwer Serfontein
, Director, Holm Jordaan Group and Gary White & Associates, Stuttgart/Germany and South Africa – Africa Drawn, 100 cities
Aisha Walcott-Bryant
, Manager of Cognitive Algorithms and Analytics Team and technical lead for the Mobility Team at IBM Research Africa, Nairobi/Kenya – Living Roads Project, Mobility for Developing Cities 
Jan van den Broeck, Anthropologist, University Leuven/Belgium – Building the Kenyan City of the Future. Master-planned Technology Hub or Rugged Frontier Town? 
Manuel Herz, Founder, Manuel Herz Architects, Basel/Switzerland – From Camp to City 

Fabienne Hoelzel, Founder, Fabulous Urban, Zurich/Switzerland – Infrastructure, Networks, and Alliances: The Case of Makoko, Lagos, Nigeria 
Chelina Odbert, Co-founder and Executive Director Kounkey Design Initiative, Nairobi/Kenya – Productive Public Spaces in Kibera/Nairobi
Verena von Beckerath, Co-founder, HEIDE & VON BECKERATH Architects, Berlin/Germany – AGBADON – Sustainable and Affordable Housing in Sub-Saharan Africa 
John Paul Muwanguzi Senyonyi
, Co-founder and Director, ANZA Magazine, Dar Es Salaam/Tanzania – An Expanding Diversity 


Hsia Changshi in Guangzhou

Chinesische Architektur

China in der globalisierten Welt – eine Herausforderung, Studium Generale
23.05.2016 _ Dr. Eduard Kögel, Autor und Lehrbeauftragter der TU Berlin _ Die chinesische Architektur im Spiegel gesellschaftlicher Umbrüche

Montag, 18 Uhr c. t., Hörsaal 22, Kupferbau Universität Tübingen


Organisation: Prof. Dr. Matthias Niedenführ, Asien-Orient-Institut, China Centrum Tübingen (CCT)

25.04.2016_Prof. Dr. TU Weiming, Institute of Advanced Humanistic Studies, Peking University / ehem. Leiter des Harvard Yenching Institute _ Cultural China and the Contribution of Confucian Humanism in a Globalized World (Vortrag in englischer Sprache)

02.05.2016_Prof. Dr. XIE Tao, American Studies Center, Beijing Foreign Studies University _ China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) _ The Politics of Global Financial Change (Vortrag in englischer Sprache)

09.05.2016_Prof. Dr. CHEN Dong, Chefökonom China, JP Morgan Chase, Hongkong _ Risks and Opportunities of President Xi Jinping’s Economic Reforms (Vortrag in englischer Sprache)

30.05.2016_Prof. Dr. Hans-Wolf Sievert, Universität Osnabrück / Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender der Sievert AG _ Kultur als Erfolgsfaktor in chinesisch-deutschen Joint-Ventures

06.06.2016_Podiumsdiskussion Zusammenarbeit mit China: Erfahrungen, Erwartungen und Herausforderungen – Dr. Ingrid Hamm, freie Beraterin, ehem. Geschäftsführerin der Robert-Bosch-Stiftung – Jutta Ludwig, freie Beraterin, ehem. Geschäftsführerin der AHK Peking – Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner, Direktor des Internationalen Kollegs für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg – Dr. Hans-Ernst Maute, Vizepräsident der IHK Reutlingen/Tübingen _ Moderation: Prof. Dr. Matthias Niedenführ, Vizedirektor China Centrum Tübingen, Universität Tübingen

13.06.2016_Dr. Nora Sausmikat, Leiterin China-Programm der Stiftung Asienhaus, Köln Umweltschutz in China _ Die Rolle von Zivilgesellschaft und Staat

20.06.2016_Prof. Dr. Helwig-Schmidt Glintzer, Direktor a.D., Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel / Direktor China Centrum Tübingen, Universität Tübingen _ China – Ein unbeschriebenes Blatt? Das eine und die vielen Chinas

27.06.2016_Prof. Dr. LIU Ying Lowrey, Deputy Director, Tsinghua Research Center for Chinese Entrepreneurs, Peking _ Innovation “Made in China” – The Case of Alibaba and the Role of Net-based Small Business (Vortrag in englischer Sprache)

04.07.2016_Prof. Dr. Martin Nettesheim, Lehrstuhl für Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht, Europarecht und Völkerrecht, Universität Tübingen _ Auf der globalen Bühne – China in der internationalen Wirtschaftsrechtsordnung

11.07.2016_Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier, Direktor, Weltethos-Institut an der Universität Tübingen Dr. Jonathan Keir, wiss. Mitarbeiter, Weltethos-Institut an der Universität Tübingen _ Weltethos und der wertebasierte Dialog mit China