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19/05/2014Newsletter May 2014

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Co-curating the Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale

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Ole Bouman has been appointed co-curator of the Finnish pavilion for the Venice Biennale, due to open on June 7. Together with director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki Juulia Kauste, he presents Re-Creation, a two-part installation based on a concept by Anssi Lassila. One part of the installation was constructed by a Finnish master carpenter and his team, and the other by a Chinese team. Together the two parts of the installation strike up a subtle and complex dialogue between the architects and local builders. Presented in the famous pavilion designed by Alvar Aalto in 1956, it takes a stand on our relationship with the modern legacy and its tradition of international dialogue. The presentation of Re-Creation in Venice has been realized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture in collaboration with the Architecture Information Centre of Finland and the Shenzhen BI-CITY Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture (UABB).

 

Continuing Shekou’s Value Factory

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After the successful closure of the 5th Shenzhen Biennale, with a final visitor turnout of around 200.000, the Value Factory continues its activities. The iconic Value Factory has rapidly grown out to be one of the key features of the redevelopment plans of the industrial area of Shekou, Shekou Relaunch. Now, the Value Factory continues as Shekou’s culture and knowledge institute. The institute will be Shekou’s cultural engine and thriving knowledge & innovation center. The combination of an international high quality academic program plus professional events and an innovative high quality cultural program creates fertile grounds for Shekou’s innovative and entrepreneurial ambitions. The institute stimulates cross-fertilization and innovation for Shenzhen’s creative industries and beyond. This way Shekou retains its unique pioneering spirit, so important to the recent history of China, for years to come.

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Award ceremony and lecture at the Dutch Royal Embassy in New Delhi

On May 19, in New Delhi Ole Bouman will lecture in New Delhi on the occasion of his recently given “Golden Award for Global Contribution in Architecture”, of Architecture + Design & CERA Awards. The ceremony will be held at the Dutch Royal Embassy in New Delhi. See for the invitation to the event here.

Programme

May 19, 2014
6:30 – 7:15 pm: Informal Interaction over drinks.
7:15 – 7.25 pm: Felicitating Ar. Ole Bouman with ‘The Golden Award for Global Contribution in Architecture’ of the Architecture+Design & CERA Awards, 2013.
7.25 –7:35 pm:Talk by Ar. Raj Rewal
7:35 – 8:05 pm: Ar. Ole Bouman dwells upon his architecture experiences.
8:05 – 8.35 pm: Presentation by Ar. Brinda Somaya.
8:35 pm: Vote of Thanks by H.E. Alphonsus Stoelinga, Ambassador of The Netherlands.
8:40 pm: Interaction/Cocktails/Dinner.

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