Phase 1 of Made By Us took place during the Beijing Design Week (BJDW) from 27 – 29 November 2013. This phase consisted of three main activities:
1. Office visits Beijing – 25-26 September 2013
We began our visit to Beijing with visits to a number of interesting people and offices, including the Institute for Provocation, MAD Architects, Dashilar area which was a BJDW hotspot, Urbanus Architects, and 798/751 Art and Design district.
2. Mini-symposium “Made By Us: Using Smart Technologies to Repurpose Industrial Heritage” – 27 September
On September 27 The New Institute and The Mobile City, in collaboration with CMoDA, organized the mini-symposium “Made By Us: Using Smart Technologies to Repurpose Industrial Heritage”. This was part of an overarching day-long program about smart cities called “The Dao of Being Smart”.
Here is the program of the mini-symposium:
“Made By Us” mini-symposium about smart and social cities, and using digital media technologies to revitalize vacant factory spaces.
Check out all of the videos of this mini-symposium on our Vimeo channel >>
3. Two-day workshop Made By Us @BJDW
On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September 2013 a two-day workshop took place. In this workshop, participants from various professional and national backgrounds worked in three teams of about 4-5 people, to address the reuse of former industrial plants. We worked with the Capital Steel Factory, which is now being repurposed into a creative industry park, as a target location. The challenge is to help design smart media interventions that will engage stakeholders in postindustrial heritage planning for the abandoned factory.
Check out the Call for Participation for the two-day workshop Made By Us @BJDW.
Download the Call for Participation – Made by Us @BJDW (pdf ).
More about Made By Us @BJDW
Read the report in Dutch by Edo Dijksterhuis on the Stimuleringsfonds website.
Read a travel report (by Merten Nefs, in Dutch) about the BJDW, with attention for OS City and the Made By Us workshop public presentation, on the Deltametropool website.
See the Made By Us video channel on Vimeo, with all videos of Made By Us at the Beijing Design Week 2013.
The program Made By Us is partly funded by the Netherlands Creative Industries Fund.