On the 20th of October you can join the third edition of China Calling, entitled Heal; a conference and a networking event which brings together leading Chinese and Dutch creatives, to reflect on design and its potential to heal our planet.
China Calling is an official program at Dutch Design Week, supported by Creative Holland, China Cultural Center Den Haag, China Europe Design and ENTRY.
Heal, refers to the notions of restoring well-being and balance, it directly relates to the current context of the pandemic and to the ongoing climate crisis.
What can we learn from the Chinese and Western perspectives on the concept of healing? How can ancient and new healing practices shape design to do good, and not 'less bad'? Join us to explore new design and healing models which can contribute to a better world.
Conference speakers (amongst others) include Xu Tiantian, "China’s most promising female architect", who will present 'Architectural Acupuncture', a holistic approach to the social and economic revitalization of rural China; world famous Dutch designer, Richard Hutten who has been working in China for more than a decade, will share his expertise on sustainability and design.
Martijn de Geus, architect and professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing will enlighten us on traditional Chinese spatial practices and its potential to heal our environment, whilst Lu Ying, who operates at the intersection of circular economy, design, business strategy and emerging tech, will reflect on how systematic design can lead the way towards a more restorative and regenerative future.
The conference will be followed by a reception for members of the public to network with Chinese creatives in the Netherlands and with Dutch creatives active in China.
At the same time there will be a special online breakout session and Q&A with China’s leading e-commerce group Alibaba to learn more about their innovative design activities.
Free entrance upon registration.
We follow the Covid-19 guidelines installed by the government of The Netherlands, therefore at entrance we will do the 'Corona Check'.