The Passages exhibition in September in Beijing

The Passages exhibition in September in Beijing

After Paris in 2016, the exhibition “Passages, transitional spaces for the 21st-century city” staged by the City on the move-VEDECOM institute is beginning its global tour with a first stop in China.

In partnership with the Turenscape landscape and design agency, and with the support of the French Embassy in China as part of the Franco-Chinese Month of the Environment, the Passages exhibition will be shown in Beijing from September 5 to 25, 2017.

The exhibition design, created by the Clémence Farrell Agency, has been adapted for the Chinese version by the Turenscape Agency which, along with the journal Landscape Architecture Frontiers, is also supporting the program of meetings and lectures. The hosting venue is the new Genesis Beijingbusiness center.

Exhibition venue, dates and schedule

From September 5 to 25, 2017 in the Atrium of the Genesis Beijing building (No. 8 Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District, 100027 Beijing); free entrance every day from 9am to 6pm.

Program of the events

– Tuesday, September 5 at 10am:
Opening ceremony of the exhibition

 Sunday, September 10 at 2pm:
“Coastline links : from city to territory and ocean”

 Thursday, September 14 at 6.30pm: 
“Passages, transitional spaces for the 21st century-city” 
While they molded China’s historic cities, passages are also tools for the rapid transformation of the modern city, and a low-cost way to facilitate day-to-day mobilities.

– Tuesday 5, Sundays 7, 14 and 21 of September, at 10am and again at 2pm:
Commented visits of the exhibition (duration: 45 minutes)

International conference

– Friday, September 15 at 6.30pm: 
“Low-tech and high-tech: the future of urban mobilities”
Improving mobilities in tomorrow’s city means combining low-cost interventions (strategic passages, signage, services and apps…) with the use of leading-edge new technologies (electrical, connected, autonomous, new infrastructures…).

Speakers will include:
Rémi Bastien (President of VEDECOM), Prof. YU Kongjian (Dean of Beijing University’s College of Architecture and Landscape and Director of Turenscape), Luc Marbach (Chief Executive of VEDECOM), Prof. PAN Haixiao (Tongji University, President of the IVM China Chair and Senior Adviser to the Franco-Chinese Association for Sustainable Urban Development), Mireille Apel-Muller (Director of the City on the move-VEDECOM institute and curator of the exhibition), WU Zhiqiang (University of Tongji), Prof. YU Hai (Sociology Faculty at the University of Fundan), and representatives of the Chinese Ministries of Transportation and the Environment, of the French Embassy, of the DIDUHUI think-tank, of Beijing’s Jiao Tong University, of the journal Landscape Architecture Frontiers, and of start-ups in the collaborative bicycle sharing economy, together with urban planning actors in China.

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