[DCF-News] GENERIC TO GENETIC
# THE BIG CHANGE
Three projects explore how the city can go GREEN, GRASSROOTS and GENETIC!
Innovative forms of collective engagement, long-term integrated
strategies and sheer computer power offer urban sustainability fresh
This month's projects introduce incentives and ideas that start to
break down the brutal top-down market-driven planning of the
contemporary Chinese city.
The goal: a hybrid of large-scale and intricate development, of
embedded technology and natural systems, of rigid green boundaries and
continuously evolving urban spaces.
# REMINDER: 'URBAN BRAIN' STUDENT COMPETITION
Dear Chinese Design Student, you have 5 more days to enter the most
engaging design competition around! Future Cities China invites you to
design the campus of tomorrow right in the heart of Beijing. For phase
1 of the competition deliver a poster design with an abstract master
plan. Deadline June 30.
Jury: Neville Mars (DCF), Lv Pinjing (CAFA), Hu Dawei (Aoyuan Property
Group), Li Hu (Steven Holl Architects), Anna Kwong Sum-Yee (Hong Kong
Institute of Architects), Philip Chmielewski (Seaver College of
Science and Engineering).
Organized by CIBE, DCF, Bentley Systems.
Register now at www.futurecitieschina.com
# FROM GENERIC TO GENETIC CITY
Following the exhibition opening 'GENETIC CITY' in the Dutch Culture
Centre in Shanghai, DCF will host a day-long forum of 30 leading minds
in the field of urban planning.
The exhibition presents the proposal for Caofeidian Ecocity for which
DCF invited 10 prominent offices in collaboration. The result is a
unique design simulating thirty years of sustainable urban expansion
planned in relay, one on top of the other. The city as an accumulation
of evolving ideas.
GREEN FROM SCRATCH is a debate responding to the proposals. In an
eight hour discussion the forum traces this design process and debates
how current policies should be adapted to embrace real urban
August 15, 10am-6pm, Dutch Culture Centre, Changde Lu 800.
Register now on the DCF Facebook page:
# CONFERENCE DESIGNING THE HYBRID CITY
Todays' cities are no longer limited to the experience of physical
spaces. Media technologies influence the way city dwellers organise
their everyday life as well as their social interactions.
Consequently, cities are now understood as ‘Cybercities’, ‘Sentient
Cities’, or ‘Hybrid Cities’. But how do we design for Hybrid Cities
We invite all professionals involved in the shaping of the
21st-century city to join us on August 16-17th 2010 in
Shanghai. Whether you are a city planner, architect,
researcher, artist, or interface designer.
Keynotes include: Aaron Tan (Rad), MIT Senseable City Lab, Jack Qiu,
Isaac Mao, Caroline Bos (UNStudio), Anne Nigten (The Patching Zone),
Christian van 't Hof (Rathenau Institute), Li Zhenhua (Laboratory Art
Beijing, Shanghai eArts), XML Architecture and Space&Matter Architects.
BY The MOBILE CITY and Virtueel Platform.
Monday 16 August 2010 - Tuesday 17 August 2010