Soft City

软城市

Pavilion   -   Forum   -   Exchange

章鱼亭     -    论坛     -     活动

Baitasi, Beijing 
​北京,白塔寺
23 Sept - 7 Oct 2016
2016年9月23日 - 10月7日

About Soft City

​关于软城市

Beijing is both hard and soft. It is marked by extensive physical infrastructure - ring roads, mega blocks, and institutional edifices, and yet it also supports a host of informal, nomadic, spontaneous systems. These include everything from mobile food carts, Weixin payment nodes, and migrant practices, to the atmospherics of air pollution and data collection. Nowhere is this more evident than in hutong areas such as Baitasi, where complex entanglements of historic infrastructure, social and cultural networks, and mobile technologies overlap with unexpected, often innovative results.

 

北京是一座刚柔并济的城市。它以环路,巨型街区,机关大楼之类的超尺度物理著称,却又也支持着非正式的、游牧的和偶发的体系。这其中包括移动食品贩售车,微信支付端口,迁徙活动,大气污染以及数据收集。没有比像白塔寺这样的胡同城区更能体现城市的历史架构,社会文化网络以及移动科技相互穿插,混合,叠加之后产生的不可预料,又充满创意的结果。

Drawing on contributors from a wide range of disciplines, the Soft City project will explore how these various systems and practices can be mobilized to address the significant challenges and anxieties facing the contemporary city.

从众多领域召集的专业人士,将聚集在软城市平台,探讨如何将众多的系统与实践调动起来,应对当代城市所面临的紧迫与挑战。


Soft City will engage the public through a series of events and installations in the Baitasi neighbourhood during the Beijing Design Week. These will include: the Soft City Forum, a roundtable discussion exploring aspects of soft design in the city; the Soft City Exchange, a series of workshops, performances, community events, and a web presence, exploring new systems of knowledge and sharing; and the Octopus Pavilion, an interactive, inflatable structure, that will serve as the site of the forum and workshops, as well as a playful space for the visitors and residents of the neighbourhood.

软城市平台将在北京设计周期间,在白塔寺下通过一系列活动和装置展开公众参与。其中包括:软城市论坛,一个探讨在城市中运用软设计策略的圆桌讨论;软城市交流,一系列对知识分享的新体系进行探索的工作坊,行为表演,社区活动以及网络直播;以及章鱼亭,一个作为论坛以及工作坊场所的充气互动装置,也是一个献给附近的居民和来访者的充满乐趣的城市公共空间。

 

Soft City Forum

软城市论坛

Soft Design On a City Scale
城市范围内的软设计
Sept 28
​9月28日
13:00 - 17:30

The forum will bring together designers, artists, activists, IT-developers, scientists, anthropologists, local residents and change agents, to discuss the future of soft practices in Baitasi, Beijing, and cities throughout the world. These discussions will be in a round table format over the course of one day, and will be divided into two key topics:

论坛集合了设计师,艺术家,活跃份子,IT研发人员,科学家,人类学家,本地居民以及区域发展的推动者们,共同讨论北京白塔寺再生计划的软性实践,并向世界其他城市的世间延伸。本次讨论将以圆桌会议的形式持续一天,讨论的主题包括以下两个方面:

Soft Space

​软空间

 

In today’s cities, rampant housing prices coexist with empty office towers and new roads are built alongside defunct infrastructure. Spatial speculation takes place in the financial sector as well as among activists, artists and communities. This panel will present different approaches to space - public or private, indoor or outdoor - that challenge notions of ownership, authenticity and location.

在今天的城市,高居不下的房价与闲置的办公大楼以及沿着失效的基础设施所新建的道路并存。空间投机不仅在金融领域,社会活动家、艺术家和社区也在对如何重新利用空间进行探讨。这个论坛讨论小组将呈现不同的空间探索——从公共到私有,从室内到室外,是如何对所有权,真实性和地点的观念进行挑战的。

Soft Systems

软设施

 

Infrastructure, both hard and soft, is increasingly inscribed into the planet, making new and uncertain affiliations with social, ecological and technological systems. This panel will consider the “softening” of infrastructure, exploring the manner in which it is transforming the experience of the city, and its potential to be mobilized to achieve a more flexible, equitable, and resilient urban fabric.

基础设施,无论软性的还是硬性的,在地球上不断蔓延,并不断与社会、生态和技术系统建立起新的、不确定的联系。这个论坛讨论小组将思考如何对基础设施进行“软化”——由此探索改变城市体验的方式,及其它可以被调动起来实现更灵活、公平、有弹性的城市结构的潜质。

Venue:
​地点:
The Global School
Baitasi Old Market
11 Gongmenkou Dong Cha
 

Speakers

​演讲者

Two multidisciplinary panels with speakers from China and abroad
由来自中国和海外的演讲者组成的两支多元小组