On Saturday, October 16 at 8pm, the second PechaKucha Night in Dali will be held at September Bar. Local and international architects will share their inspiration at a fast and fun event.
At a PechaKucha night people share inspiring and creative 20 x 20 PechaKucha presentations at venues around the world. 20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it! Powerful, visually-compelling stories that move audiences in less than 7 minutes. There will be seven speakers, there is time to ask questions after the presentations, and enough opportunity to mingle and have a drink in the beautiful September Bar courtyard while listening to a architecture-themed playlist.
在PechaKucha之夜，人们在世界各地的不同场所分享鼓舞人心且富有创意的20 x 20 PechaKucha演讲。只需20张幻灯片，每张幻灯片20秒的解说！就这样！强大而又引人注目的故事，可在不到7分钟的时间内吸引观众。本次演讲嘉宾将有7名，演讲后将有提问时间，并有足够的机会在美丽的九月酒吧庭院里聊天畅饮，同时听一听建筑主题的音乐！
Creative. Connective. Authentic. Memorable. FUN! Everybody welcome to join! 有创意，好交流，真实，难忘，有趣！欢迎所有人都来参与！
The first PechaKucha Night Dali was all about fashion. But just as fashion is much more than just clothes – the talks ranged from preserving and transforming traditional craft to gender identities to sustainability – so architecture is about much more than building.
What and how we build says much about us as a society, and architects generally have strong ideas about how to design for a better society. From Chinese imperial architecture to OMA’s CCTV tower in Beijing – architecture is an expression of ideas.
This second PechaKucha Night Dali several architects will share their vision, their philosophy, their intentions with you. The program includes world-renowned star designers, but also up and coming young local designers with a global outlook.
Please find the list of speakers below. 请查收以下演讲嘉宾名单。
Steven Smit (Netherlands 荷兰 / Shangai 上海)
Topic: 2050 Symbiotic Communities 2050共生社区
Steven Smit is a licensed architect in The Netherlands and Australia with 25 years of experience. Steven Smit was appointed Director MVRDV Asia in 2019. He is responsible for the growth of MVRDV Asia and the quality delivery of MVRDV projects in the Asian region. Steven’s career started in Sydney Australia on landmark waterfront and high-rise projects. In 2002 Steven relocated to China to lead projects with international architecture firms based in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Chengdu. Steven held director roles on international award-winning land mark projects over a 15-year period. Career highlights include participation in the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale as PTW China Director (Beijing National Aquatic Centre “Watercube” project) and as senior architect with OMA for the delivery of the CCTV Headquarters Tower in Beijing. Steven has been an invited guest critic at a number of Chinese Architecture schools from 2010 onwards (including Tongji University Shanghai).
Vincent de Graaf (Netherlands 荷兰/ Shanghai 上海)
AIM Architecture 恺慕建筑设计事务所
Topic: Generation and RE-generation: sustainability from a pre- and post-industrial perspective in China. 产生与重生：中国前工业时代和后工业时代视角下的可持续发展。
Co-founder and Design Principal of AIM Architecture. Vincent graduated with a Master’s degree in
Architecture and Urban Planning in Amsterdam and a Masters in Interior Design in Maastricht. With nearly 20 years of working experience stretching over multiple respected offices in urban planning, architecture and interior, and in both Europe and China, Vincent is both an exceptional architect engaging with traditional concepts and cultural ‘big picture’ ideals and new, inspired considerations of community. Award-winning projects include the Harmay flagship store (Beijing) and F.X. MAYR Wenzhou resort.
Tjerk Reijenga (Netherlands 荷兰/ Shanghai 上海)
BEAR – iD
Topic: Go Green 绿色发展
Dutch engineer and architect Tjerk Reijenga has 35 years of experience within the field of sustainable design. In 2011 he founded the Shanghai branch of BEAR-iD. “Sustainability is more than a technical solution – it is a holistic approach that combines landscaping, water-scaping, urban planning, architecture and interior design.” Some of the built projects in China are: the Yunnan Baiyao Headquarter and Factory campus in Kunming, the Yunnan Baiyao Toothpaste campus in Kunming, the China Mobile office in Baoshan (Yunnan), Trina Solar R&D in Minhang (Shanghai), Sanyou headquarters in Jiading (Shanghai), a school and dormitory in Tianshui (Gansu), the Huitong Hotel in Haikou, the Titus factory campus in Taizhou, the APT Medical Campus in Xiangxiang (Hunan), the Gentech R&D campus in Nanjing, the Genscript campus in Nanjing and the Botanical Gardens office in Shangrila.
Alicia Lin 林璐 (New Zealand 新西兰 / Xizhou 喜洲)
Topic: the beauty in smallness and tactility 小巧和触感之美
Alicia recently started her practice as an independent architect and runs her tiny studio in Xizhou, Dali. Before coming back to China, she studied Architecture. She gained her Master’s in Architecture in Norway (MArch) and Bachelor of Architecture inGermany and New Zealand. Her work experience is global too – she has worked with Studio Makkink and Bey (NL), Opa Form (NO), Beca Groups(NZ) and Kengo Kuma and Associates (JP). Both her previous research and current practice focus on the material of wood. Questioning the value of its physical presence and traditions, experimenting with old/new tectonics and craftsmanship, using wood to regrow memory of a place as urban/village acupunctures. This is pertinent especially here in China – one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. Currently she also teaches design at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University in Suzhou. You can find her portfolio here or connect with her on Instagram or via email.
林璐近期刚成为一名独立建筑师，并在大理喜洲经营一家小工作室。在回到中国之前，她学的是建筑学。她在三月份获得挪威建筑学硕士学位，并获得英国和新西兰建筑学学士学位。她的工作经历也是全球性的——她曾就职于Makkink & Bey（荷兰）工作室、Opa Form（挪威）、Beca Groups（新西兰）和隈研吾建筑都市设计事务所（日本）。不论是先前的研究还是目前的实践，都集中在木材材料上。质疑木材材料的物理存在和传统价值，尝试旧/新构造和工艺，使用木材刷新对某些地方的记忆，犹如为城市/乡村施用针灸。这对中国这个全球发展最快的国家之一而言，尤其切合实际。目前，她还在苏州的西交利物浦大学任教，教授设计学。
Francois Trézin (Wanqiao 万桥村 )
Topic: Living the Dali dream – (re)building a courtyard home 筑梦大理 -（再）建庭院家园
François Trézin is a French artist, photographer, object collector and object maker from Provence, born in 1982. He studied graphic design and arts in Paris before becoming the assistant of a Japanese photographer in Japan. In 2007 he moved to Shanghai and spent 12 intensive years in the fashion and luxury industry shooting creative still life images for leading magazines, brands and advertising agencies in his own playful style, making props himself and styling them. Meanwhile he’s been also pursuing his artwork exhibiting mostly in France and China, questioning the overlap between art installation, object making and photography. He’s based in Dali, Yunnan, since 2019, applying his sculptural and handcraft skills renovating a yard in a small village near WanQiao.
Yang Xiong 杨雄 – Elephant Bookstore 杨雄–大象书店 (Kunming 昆明)
Topic: The house that is good 好在的房子
Yang Xiong is a Tibetan architect from Lugu Lake. He gained a degree from the Kunming University of Science and Technology. His graduation thesis work concerned the Mosuo people of his home but he has also travelled to to Japan, Europe and Southeast Asia. Apart from being an architect he and his wife have also founded the Elephant Bookstore and event space in Kunming, an important cultural gathering place – meeting with other intellectuals and creatives there has influenced his design practice and philosophy. Examples of his work include the Mao Maoguo kindergarten in (Kunming), a repurposed bath house in M60 (Kunming)
“Everyone has his own way of expressing the world. For example, we will have a relationship with the world through writing. For me, I hope that people can perceive the possibilities of this world through houses and spaces.”
Gábor Szentpétery (Prague布拉格/ Dali大理)
Studio GÁSE 工作室
Topic: Too much Architecture can kill you! 过量的建筑设计会扼杀你！
Co-founder of the SkyCity Challenge (biannual international design competition) and author of PEOPLEIMEET. After studies at the UPV in Valencia (Spain) & KSU in Manhattan (US) Gabor finished his masters at CTU in Prague, where he established his own design studio called K-56 (later renamed to GÁSE ) already back in 2002 with Jakub Geltner. Since then Gabor participated in various design projects within 3 different continents but after a 3-year world travel break he moved to China in 2012 where he actively creates & builds until today. His award-winning projects include the Nike Spiral for Prague’s Designblok 07, the nursing home of Ca ñete (Spain) and Greenland Rong Bay office in Changsha.
SkyCity Challenge（两年一次的国际设计竞赛）的联合创始人和 PEOPLEIMEET 的作者。 在瓦伦西亚的 UPV 和曼哈顿的 KSU 学习之后，Gabor 在布拉格的 CTU 完成了他的硕士学位，并于 2002 年与 Jakub Geltner 在那里建立了自己的设计工作室 K-56（命名为 GÁSE）。从那时起，Gabor 参与了 3 个不同大陆的各种设计项目，但在 3 年的环球旅行休息之后，他搬到了中国，在那里他积极创造和建造，直到今天。他的获奖项目包括为布拉格 Designblok 07 设计的 Nike Spiral、西班牙 Cañete 疗养院和长沙绿地荣湾中心。
Come and join an inspiring event, all about architecture! 快来参加这场鼓舞人心的建筑活动吧！
Vera van de Nieuwenhof holds a degree in architectural history. She has produced lectures, debates, workshops and symposia for designers in the Netherlands, for Het Nieuwe Instituut (the umbrella organization for the creative industries in the Netherlands) and for the Institute of Network Cultures. In 2016 she cycled from Amsterdam to Tokyo, and settled in Kunming (Yunnan Province, China). Here, she worked as editor and director of cultural outreach for GoKunming, connected with the local arts community and continued to develop and produce cultural events under her own flag. In 2020 she set up her own company – WenLan – and moved to a traditional courtyard house outside Dali Old Town. Apart from editing work, she continues to facilitate cultural exchange. She is the license holder for PechaKucha events in Dali. In March 2021 she organized the first PechaKucha Dali – all about fashion! See attached video for an impression of the event.
文兰拥有建筑史学位。她为荷兰的设计师、Het Nieuwe Instituut（荷兰创意产业的伞式组织）和网络文化研究院举办过讲座、辩论、研讨会和专题讨论会。2016年，她从阿姆斯特丹一路骑行来到东京，并在昆明（中国云南省）定居。在这里，她曾出任GoKunming网站的编辑和文化推广总监，与当地的艺术界建立了联系，同时继续发展和制作自己旗下的文化活动。2020年，她成立了自己的公司——文兰，并搬入大理古城外一个传统四合院。除了编辑工作外，她还致力于促进文化交流。她是大理市PechaKucha活动的许可证持有人。2021年3月，她组织了第一届PechaKucha大理——一场全部都是关于时尚的活动！请观看所附视频，了解该活动的情况。
The Dutch Culture Nights – including this second PechaKucha Night Dali – are sponsored by the Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Chongqing. 荷兰文化之夜——包括本第二届大理PechaKucha之夜——均由荷兰王国驻重庆领事馆主办。