Passages in Beijing
In partnership with the Turenscape landscape and design agency, and with the support of the French Embassy in China in the framework 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 host venue for the exhibition is the new Genesis Beijing business center.
= Exhibition venue, dates and schedule =
September 5 to 25, 2017 in the Atrium of Genesis Beijing (No. 8 Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District, 100027 Beijing); free entrance every day from 9am to 8pm.
= Program of the events =
Tuesday, September 5 at 10am:
Opening ceremony of the exhibition
Sunday, September 10 at 2pm:
“Coastline: Linking land to 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 10, 17 and 24, at 10am and again at 2pm:
Commented visits of the exhibition (duration: 45 minutes)
= International conference =
Friday, September 15:
“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.