UCCA - Ullens Center of Contemporary Art
Open to Public
July 9th, 2017
UCCA, 798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100015
BHI5 and UCCA are pleased to present a panel discussion with Krzysztof Wodiczko, Orkan Telhan, James Shen, and Alessandro Rolandi on July 9th, 2017 from 2pm - 4pm.
“DESIGN H(ij)ACK”: while “HACK” has been widely used to describe the destructive behavior of anarchist activism, “HIJACK” is to interrupt the original continuity of an ongoing process and divert it towards its (hijacker’s) own desired course or purpose. This program proposes to merge these two phenomena.
In an urban environment top-down rules always are confronted by quantitative bottom-up creative micro-tactics observed from the streets
These "Informal Designs" are used everywhere as a tool to negotiate where certain rights can not apply...
What does Beijings "Informal Design" have to offer us?
Krzysztof Wodiczko, Professor in Residence of Art, Design and the Public Domain, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Orkan Telhan, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Emergent Design Practices, University of Pennsylvania Design
James Shen, Founding partner of Beijing-based People's Architecture Office and People's Industrial Design Office, Visiting Professor at MIT, and a Harvard Loeb Fellow.
Alessandro Rolandi, Founder and Director of Social Sensibility Research & Development at Bernard Controls in Beijing and Paris.