SHENZHEN-ness: Space in Mutation

Curated by Doreen Heng Liu, NODE Architecture & Urbanism, Shenzhen

Exhibition
30 June - 15 August 2018

Opening
Friday, 29 Juni 2018, 6.30pm

Location
Aedes Architecture Forum
Christinenstr. 18-19
10119 Berlin

Opening Hours
Tue-Fri 11am-6.30pm
Sun-Mon 1-5pm and
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 1-5pm

Welcome
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss
Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin
Gabriele Kautz
Head of Division, Baukultur and Protection of the Urban Architectural Heritage, 
Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Berlin
Doreen Heng Liu
NODE Architecture & Urbanism, Shenzhen


Symposium
Friday, 29 June 2018, 4-6pm
ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory

Shape of the Future
—Urbanism and Architecture in the Age of Industry 4.0


New technologies are not only changing lifestyles and needs, they are also impacting cities and buildings in materialistic forms, as well as the methods for their production. As global and digital forces become an important part of the urban condition, architects, planners and craftsmen are increasingly confronted with new challenges and opportunities. More

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  • Installation | Project ‘Floating Shenzhen’, ARCity Office

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  • Eating the City, Song Dong

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  • Symposium | Shape of the Future | Wang Zejian (Urban Planner, China Academy of Urban Planning & Design, Shenzhen)

  • Symposium | Shape of the Future | Hua Peijing (Architect, Xkool tech, Shenzhen)

  • Symposium | Shape of the Future | Liu Xiaodu (Principal and Co‐founder of URBANUS Architecture & Design, Shenzhen)

  • Symposium | Shape of the Future | Song Dong (Artist, Beijing)

  • Symposium | Shape of the Future | Raoul Bunschoten (Professor of Sustainable Urban Planning and Urban Design, TU Berlin)

  • Symposium | Shape of the Future | Ou Ning (Activist, Writer, Curator and Artist, Shenzhen)

  • Symposium | Shape of the Future | Feng Jiang (Architecture Historian and Critic, Guangzhou)

  • Symposium | Shape of the Future | Conversation

  • Exhibition Opening | Gabriele Kautz (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Berlin)

  • Exhibition Opening | Doreen Heng Liu (NODE Architecture & Urbanism, Shenzhen)

  • Exhibition Opening | Gabriele Kautz, Doreen Heng Liu, Kristin Feireiss

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  • Collage Shenzhen © NODE Architecture & Urbanism

  • Exhibition Opening | Gabriele Kautz (Head of Division, Baukultur and Protection of the Urban Architectural Heritage, 
Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Berlin)

Over the course of thirty years, Shenzhen has developed from a fishing village into a megacity with numerous renowned research and technology companies. A continuous construction boom and enormous production capacities characterize the rapid growth of China’s first special economic zone where also nearly 200 German firms have settled their development departments. Currently, the trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies (Industry 4.0) is increasingly affecting the urban living environment. As a result of the largely self-organized production of real or virtual goods, new spaces and challenges are emerging for the city. With contributions from Chinese planers and artists—ARCity Office, Liu Xiaodu/UPRD/ConfigReality, NODE Architecture & Urbanism, Song Dong, Urban Plus/B-Design and XKOOL/FALab—the exhibition is dedicated to contemporary space productions and visions about the future.

Shenzhen is a city full of vitality. With its twelve million inhabitants it is a dense migrant city that was built randomly in a short period. Its history of development is a linear intersection of occasion and inevitability. Called into existence in 1979 with the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the city became a place where export-oriented manufacturers have been producing and assembling an enormous amount of goods.



Shenzhen © Zhiyuan Gong

Today, many people from all corners of China are still attracted to Shenzhen – they arrive in search of progress, prosperity and freedom. From a sociological perspective, this melting pot has a strong interactive nature. As the window of the country’s reform and opening up scheme, it has a remarkably acute perception of new things such as cutting-edge science and technology. It is not for nothing that Shenzhen is considered a stronghold for all kinds of consumer electronics products.

Currently the trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies is being established. The so-called Industry 4.0 is commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. Just like the previous industrial revolutions, while advancing the productivity level and producing more goods, this revolution is also bringing about new challenges to the social development. The production of commodities, no matter if they are real commodities or virtual goods, will inevitably have a certain kind of interaction with space. As the products manufactured in Shenzhen change, the production of space of the city has also experienced a process of alienation, namely, an unconventional, non-traditional process of space production.

The exhibition ‘SHENZHEN-ness: Space in Mutation’ demonstrates the urban transformation on the basis of five cases: Shenzhen-Hong Kong Entry and Exit Border Controls, Shenzhen Hi-tech Zone, Huaqiangbei, Xiasha Square, and Dafen Village. These unique spatial prototypes illustrate the unconventional production process of Industry 4.0.

In addition to a critical discussion about the current urban issues, the exhibition provides an insight into the future of Shenzhen. Urban planners, architects and artists developed five general scenarios for the city that address different levels of the urban: ‘Sociology-Interaction’, ‘Science and Technology-Perception’, ‘Infrastructure and Environment-Integration’, ‘Architecture and Urban Planning-Density’, and ‘Art-Freedom’. Images, films, models, interactive media, and a large-format installation reveal the radical architectural, infrastructural, and social changes that are taking place at a rate hardly to be characterized by the European notion of ‘growth’.

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