In 2018 Copenhagen was guest city at Beijing Design Week – the biggest design event in Asia.
The City of Copenhagen and its main organising partners, The Royal Danish Embassy and Danish Cultural Center, appointed a team from andel and Norm Architects as curator for the guest city participation: Mike Ameko Lippert, Signe Bjerregard, Britt Engelhardt Gundersen, Linda Korndal and Peter Eland.
The curator team was repsonsible for the guest city main exhibition in an old gas tank in 751 D-park as well as the high-level opening symposium and workshops on smart cities and sustainable architecture in collaboration with EMGdotART, Next Architecture and 2050 Urban Regeneration.
Following the event in Beijing, the curator team was asked by Beijing Design Week organisers to further develop the guest city concept and introduce it as an lifestyle exhibition at Zhuhai Design Week 2018.
The guest city participation was all about sharing a mindset that celebrates living as giving as an invitation to create cities where what we give to each other and to nature is much more than what we take.
Give kids the opportunity to thrive
Give community a place to unfold
Give new life to what has once been used
Give nature a place in the heart of the city
Give tradition a new meaning
Give attention to what is local
Give a green city to generations to follow
Give yourself a break