BEIJING (who have
8GG > http://www.8gg.com/
8GG is a multimedia duo in Beijing composed of Jiang Haiqing
and Fu Yu. Their works include music, video, installation,
drama, and web art.
And they're both lovely people.
Urban China > http://www.urbanchina.com.cn/
My dear friend Han Yan is one of the chief editors of the
publication Urban China that publishes a magazine on urban
research related specifically to China....It is described thus on the website
of the 2007
China is the first real magazine on urbanism in China, and a multidimensional
text combining profound issues and simple narration, formal official discourse
and vivid folk interpretation(...)
Their themes, and growing body of research, are source of great inspiration to
Dynamic City Foundation >
Neville Mars of the Dynamic City Foundation very graciously
offered me working space during my stay. The DCF is: a
research and design institute focused on the rapid transformations
of China's urban landscape. In May 2008 their long-awaited
magnum opus "The
Chinese Dream - a society under construction" will
be published by 010-publishers.
MovingCities > http://www.movingcities.org/
Han Yan introduced me to Bert de Muynck and Mónica
couple currently living in Beijing. They are very much
engaged in urban research, and prove to be inspiring
companions to share my reflections upon, interpretations
of , and fascination for, Beijing with. They operate
under the name movingcities: movingcities is about
understanding the role that architecture and urbanism
are playing in shaping the future of the contemporary
YAH > http://www.anyah.cn
Introduced to me by Han Yan, YAH Interactive is a design
firm owned by her good friend Wang Xuesong.
They offered me their hospitality by offering me to work
in their studio.
Also they were kind enough to invite me to give a presentation
on the Dutch graphic design landscape for an audience
of young designers and programmers working for YAH and
for Urban China.
Though their core
business is interactive design for commercial projects,
there lies lurking a strong desire to initiate more
autonomous and experimental projects. In the future we
hope to embark on some of these projects together.