Columbia University have a series of interesting talks and exhibitions taking place throughout China these coming months. Studio-X Beijing, for instance, will offer up a new exhibition called “On the Immediacy of Objecthood and Situatedness of Architecture”, whilst the People Building Better Cities exhibition will open in Shanghai this Sunday with a talk moderated by Dr. Dai Chun, Managing Editor of Time + Architecture and Director of T+A Books Publishing Studio. See also Columbia Global Centers, East Asia for related events.
More on Design Shanghai
In this sponsored post, we catch up with the Design Shanghai team to unravel details about their upcoming event.
"As the crowds pulled in at London’s Somerset House to welcome London Fashion Week’s spring/summer 2014 collections…a similar flurry of activity – a visible mixture of excitement, anticipation, and nerves – was evident at London’s Royal Opera House where Design by Shanghai – a one-day event showcasing 11 of China’s hottest fashion design talents - was presented by Shanghai Fashion Designers’ Association. Xiaoyu Lu of renaître, Stella Lam, Lily Lee of Xisu Shanghai, LUMINIFEROUS AETHER, Zheng Xiaodan and Ji Cheng, as well as five brands represented by multi-brand store Dongliang Studio, personally showcased their collections in an informal but charming indoor garden space, whilst three catwalk shows took place at intervals throughout the day". More via AnyWearStyle.
"Shanghai is a fantastic city undergoing incredible change. The city’s impressive growth, however, does not come without consequences. To make room for the already abundant high-rises, many old areas are being knocked down. This short film highlights the disappearance of a small historical quarter (小南门, or Xiao Nan Men) in Shanghai, and the impact this has [had] on its community". Watch the video.
CH5: Creative Hangouts
CreativeHunt pick five of Shanghai’s best spots for meeting and working; inspirational spaces conducive to creativity. See the list.
Design China x Design Shanghai
Design China is proud to announce our new media partnership with Design Shanghai 2014. Here’s a small taster from the organisers:
"Design Shanghai is Shanghai’s first truly international design event. Attracting over 40,000 architects, interior designers, developers, facilities managers and private buyers, the event will be held at Shanghai Exhibition Center from 27 February to 2 March 2014. Featuring leading interior design companies, brands will span contemporary, classic and limited edition/collectibles…international guests and industry experts will be invited to an on-site seminar".
Design China will uncover exclusive news, reviews and interviews with the event’s most inspiring participants, while hoping to explore wider themes and ideas that are most relevant to China’s design industry today. Watch this space for more.
Shanghai Gears Up For Fashion’s Night Out
"It was created in 2009 by a legion of fashion glitterati to boost the industry during the recession in New York. Now, the late-night cocktails and shopping extravaganza that is Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) has made a proper home in over 20 cities and, unsurprisingly, has come to include Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong in its roster.
Next week, the event is returning to the three cities - on 5 September 2013 in Hong Kong, 6 September 2013 in Shanghai, and 7 September 2013 in Beijing. Hangzhou will also be taking part in the spending frenzy, a sign of the rising role and attention second-tier cities are gaining in China”. Continue reading.
More on Veiray Zhang
EightSix has admired the work of young illustrator Veiray Zhang for a couple of years now, and his recent typography shows his many talents. We caught up with Shanghai-based Veiray to speak to him about his inspiration and his work.
"With 2012 behind us, it is necessary to organise our thoughts on our industry and on the work that we have done.
In May of 2012 during Art HK, it was announced that the giant Yinchuan Museum would soon be erected in the northwest of China. The news caused great excitement, as well as a great amount of fervent discussion and criticism. During a long period of expectation, the governing body of the project to construct this new national museum had already quietly decided that this 130,000 square-meter ‘Art Museum Aircraft Carrier’ would be truly worth the wait. However, as members of the same industry, we have kept a keen eye on this project, but at no point could we find even the beginnings of this apparently already settled project. Apparently, it is now undergoing slight modifications, a few details yet to be confirmed”. Via LEAP.
Image via Jing Daily.
Lane Crawford Reveals Details Of Shanghai Flagship Opening
"As a part of Hong Kong department store Lane Crawford’s steady Mainland expansion, it has released more details about its slated Shanghai flagship opening in September.
At 150,000 square feet, the Shanghai flagship will be the company’s largest store in China. The location will have four floors and more than 500 luxury brands for sale. For many international niche designers new to the China market, Lane Crawford is often one of the only - if not the only - location in the country where fashion-forward Chinese shoppers can purchase their styles. Young Asian-American designers Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, and Thakoon are among the brands that will be available”. Via Jing Daily.