We are proud to be part of Beijing Design Week 2015

Throughout Beijing Design Week, we will host a series of insightful and engaging walks of the local area to share the history of Dashilar. Whether you’re a visitor, a resident or an old Beijinger, we will have a story for you. As part of an interactive photo project, we will also invite visitors to take part in the storytelling by sharing what Beijing means to them.

Come and visit our community space during Beijing Design Week on the bustling art street of Yangmeizhu Xijie in the heart of Dashilar.

Our project, Beijing Arrivals, tells the history of Beijing’s Dashilar neighborhood as the city’s gateway through a series of walks, maps and photos.

The project is an exhibition of contrasts. Stories of old Beijing based on original research and unique historical content collected by Beijing Postcards, which will be put into a contemporary context through the photographs of Jens Schott Knudsen. The project will also draw on unique historical content collected by Beijing Postcards.


Grown into the most influential creative celebration dedicated to design in the PRC, the 2015 edition is scheduled to take place between September 23rd and October 7th, with an emphasis on the widening economic and cultural implications of what ‘designing for China’ means today and tomorrow, and how local creative entrepreneurship is radically changing the significance of design for the 21st century city. 

Beijing Design Week (BJDW) is an annual citywide event co-hosted by the Municipal Government of Beijing and the three national Ministries of Education, Culture, Science and Technology. Since 2011, BJDW has taken place from the end of September through the October National Holiday, gathering over 2,000 designers, institutions and industry experts from around the world, counting over 5 million visitors and more than 100 media in attendance in 2014.


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