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2014 manifests the fourth edition of Beijing Design Week (BJDW), which over the past three years, has sought to shape a critical arena and empower design in the cultural, economic and social contexts of contemporary China. It has become an active mediator in establishing cooperative framesworks among private and public stakeholders both locally and internationally, investing in the enquiring capacity of design to assess common goals and localized solutions for the future of urban China.

With year-long operations in and out of China, BJDW has come to define new scopes for its weeklong programming and its institutional role in sustaining long-term initiatives, as well as enforcing contextualized perspectives produced at the crossroads of formal and grassroots strategies of engagement.

Beijing design week 2014 introduces a number of new initiatives across the city, making its presence even more known in the Chinese capital. The annual design hop program takes visitors from the historic quarters of Dashilar, to contemporary creative clusters such as the 789 art district and 751 D.park and Caochangdi art village; with the Taikooli Sanlitun zone in Beijing’s commercial city centre, being added to the programming of events.

A new addition to the 2014 edition of BJDW are ‘Plug-in Stations’ — a special design project meant to streamline and support participation throughout the design hop series of events and exhibitions. ‘Plug-in Stations’ are special modular units that respond to specific program functions and themes related to BJDW’s design hop areas . The units are found in-and-outdoors, across dashilar’s alleys and hidden courtyards, around caochangdi’s red brick compound and sanlitun’s taokooli south. The unique character and eco-system of each of these areas will be pointed out in plug-in stations, responding to each zone’s requirements and inspirations. BJDW plug-in stations are designed by: sans practice (in dashilar), a-4studios (in caochangdi) and convey society (in sanlitun).

To be held at Beijing from September 26 to October 3, 2014, this year’s Beijing Design Week consists of seven main sections, namely the Opening Ceremony, Design Awards, Design Market, Smart City, Design Talent, Guest City and Design Hop.

1. Opening Ceremony More Information

Time: 9.26 18:30-22:00

Venue: The China Millennium Monument.

How to participate: Enter with invitations

2. Smart City 2014 More Information

1) Launch of Smart City Innovation Centre

Time: 9.26-9.30 10:00-17:00

Venue: China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts (CMoDA)

How to participate: Committee certificate, invitation letter required

2) Design Capital (Beijing) Forum-Mayors Forum

Time: 9.27 9:30-12:30

Venue: China Millennium Monument Theater

How to participate: Committee certificate, invitation letter required

3) Planning and Design Forum

Time: 9.27 14:00-17:30

Venue: China Millennium Monument Kino 3

How to participate: Committee certificate, invitation letter required

4) Industry Forum

Time:9.28 9:30-12:00

Venue:China Millennium Monument Kino 3

How to participate: Committee certificate, invitation letter required

5) Smart City High-level Salon

Time: 9.28 14:00-16:00

Venue:China Millennium Monument Kino 3

How to participate: Committee certificate, invitation letter required

6) Smart City Project Matchmaking

Time: 9.28 16:30-18:00

Venue: China Millennium Monument VIP Room 2

How to participate: Committee certificate, invitation letter required

7) Smart City Planning and Design Exhibition Series More Information

Art Intervention: Shuiwan 1979 Art Community Concept Design Exhibition

Time: 9.26-10.3

Venue: China Millennium Monument Contemporary Art Museum

How to participate: Free

Art Intervention: 2014 Annual Theme Conference of Arts Community Union

Time: 9.27 14:00-17:00

Venue: China Millennium Monument Theatre

How to participate: Free

The Construction of History – Contemporary Chinese Architecture Exhibition

Time: 9.26-10.3

Venue:1F, China Millennium Monument

How to participate: Free

Beyond Architecture Exhibition

Time: 9.26-10.3

Venue: 1F, China Millennium Monument

How to participate: Free

Art on Chairs

Time:9.26-10.6

Venue:2F, China Millennium Monument

How to participate: Free

The Changing Skyline: 1895-2014 A Century of Chinese Urban Design

Time:9.26-10.6

Venue:2F, China Millennium Monument World

How to participate: Free

3.Design Market

1) Design More More Information

Design More Tmall Flagship Store

Offline Theme Park

Time: 9.30

Venue: Firework Square, Beijing Chaoyang Park

Ranking List of Chinese Design

Time for release: 9.30 20:20

Venue for release: Design More ceremony at the theme park of Design More

2) Design Copyright Service More Information

Exhibition for Design Copyright Trading and Business Negotiation

Time: 9.26 evening

Venue: South Square of China Millennium Monument

3) Jewelry Design Fair

Jewelry Design Fair Forum, Blue Paper on International Jewelry Brand Culture Release, Popular Trend Conference

Time: 9.29 9:00

Venue: China Millennium Monument Theatre

Cultural Jewelry Appreciation Event

Time: 9.25-9.29

Venue: TBC

Chinese Jewelry Design Award

Time: 9.29 Morning

Venue: China Millennium Monument Theatre

4) 2014 Exhibition Design + More Information

Time: 9.27-10.27

Venue: F1, Beijing Gehua Tower

Time for Opening Ceremony Forum: 9.27 15:00

Venue for Opening Ceremony Forum: F1, Beijing Gehua Tower

5) China Design Challenge More Information More Information

2014 Annual Meeting of China Design Challenge

Time: 9.28 14:00-17:00

Venue: China Millennium Monument Theatre

Special Exhibition for China Design Challenge

Time: 9.26-9.29 9:00-17:00

Venue: China Millennium Monument Theatre

4. Design Talent

1) Online service platform for designers

Time: Start from 9.25

2) Cross-Strait New Design Competition Huacan Award

3) Design Talent Communication and Recommendation Forum

Time: 9.26 14:00-16:00

Venue: China Millennium Monument Theater

4) Beijing Designers’ Salon

Time: 9.27

Contact: +86 10 8418 6533

Wechat Contact: sdt123

5. Guest City More Information

1) Barcelona’s Pavilion at 79 Tank

Time for Opening Ceremony: 9.27

Time: 9.28-10.3

Venue: 79 Tank, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang District

2) Barcelona at Dashilar Alley

Allioli

Time: 9.25-10.3

Venue: Dashilar

Casa de Barcelona

Time: 9.23-10.3

Venue: 21# Sanjing Hutong, Dashilar

Meet the Twin, post-digital design in Barcelona and Beijing

Time: 9.25-10.3

Venue: 1F, Quanye Chang, Dashilar

3) The Magic Horse

Time: 9.21-10.3

Venue: China Millennium Monument, etc

6.Design Hop

1) Design Capital (Beijing) Forum More Information

Time: 9.27 9:00-12:30

Venue: China Millennium Monument Theater

How to participate: Invitation letter required

2) Design Hop activities

Time: 9.26-10.3

Venue: Throughout Beijing

How to participate: Most of the activities do not require tickets or reservation

Dashilar Alley 9.25-10.3 10:00-18:00 More Information Dashilar Schedule

751 Int’l Design Festival 9.26-10.3 10:00-18:00 More Information 751 Schedule

Taikoo Li Crossing More Information BJDW Films Festival More Information 9.25-9.30 10:00-22:00 Film Fesitval Schedule

CCD-The Community 9.27-10.1 10:00-18:00 More Information CCD Schedule

For more Information of Design Hop, please click here. Through Beijing Schedule

The Schedule only presents information updated to the published date. In the event of any difference between the schedule’s content and actual situation at the activities, the latter should prevail.

Courtesy of the Beijing Design Week, for further information please visit www.bjdw.org.

For further preview of the exhibition, please visit http://www.designboom.com/design/bjdw-beijing-design-week-2014-09-23-2014/.

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