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9
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China Imagined @ Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk
sep 9 – okt 25 hele dag
China Imagined @ Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk

BredaPhoto toont ‘the state of the art’ van de hedendaagse fotografie aan de hand van een internationaal relevant maatschappelijk thema: actueel, prikkelend en op een originele manier getoond. Tijdens deze negende editie is er o.a. een grote internationale tentoonstelling over hedendaagse fotografie in China.

Het thema van BredaPhoto in 2020 is:

the best of times
the worst of times

Titel

De titel is geïnspireerd op de openingsalinea van het boek “Tale of two Cities” geschreven door Charles Dickens en voor het eerst gepubliceerd in 1859.

Het was de beste der tijden, het was de slechtste der tijden,
het was de eeuw van wijsheid, het was de eeuw van dwaasheid,
het was het tijdvak van het geloof, het was het tijdvak van ongeloof,
het was het jaargetijde van het licht, het was het jaargetijde van duisternis,
het was de lente van de hoop, het was de winter van de wanhoop.

Synopsis 2020: De wereld van morgen

Veranderingen zijn van alle tijden. Maar het mag duidelijk zijn dat de sociale, culturele en politieke omwentelingen elkaar nu in een wel erg hoog tempo opvolgen. Vrouwen besturen de machtigste economische instituties ter wereld en spelen superhelden in Hollywoodfilms, musea worden gedekoloniseerd. Ons consumptiepatroon moet op de schop om klimaatverandering het hoofd te bieden, en op het wereldtoneel laat China de spierballen rollen terwijl Amerika een stap terug doet. Hoe de wereld van morgen eruit zal komen te zien? Niemand die het weet. Die onzekerheid kan angstaanjagend zijn, maar het biedt ook kansen: op meer gelijkheid en een bewustere omgang met onze planeet. En wees eens eerlijk. Is het niet spannend om ooggetuige te zijn van het ontstaan van een nieuwe orde?

China Imagined

De Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk Breda is een ruimte die zich leent om er iets bijzonders mee te doen. Met de tentoonstelling China Imagined is dit zeker gelukt. Veel inwoners van China genieten van alle gemakken die de technologische vooruitgang en economische voorspoed brachten en een welvarende middenklasse mogelijk maakte. Maar ze betalen in de vorm van minder privacy door elektronisch toezicht en slechte luchtkwaliteit hiervoor ook een prijs.

De tentoonstelling, samengesteld door de twee in China wonende curatoren He Yining en Ruben Lundgren, geeft een inkijk in de hedendaagse Chinese fotografie. De curatoren willen in deze expositie de contradicties en de diversiteit van de Volksrepubliek China laten zien. Ze zien een bijna onoverbrugbare kloof in het begrijpen van China door de rest van de wereld, een situatie die slechts bevestigd werd na de wereldwijde uitbraak van het nieuwe coronavirus.

He Yining en Ruben Lundgren hebben in totaal voor de tentoonstelling een twintigtal fotografen geprogrammeerd. Het werk dat geselecteerd is, is zeer uiteenlopend. Een overzicht van alle fotografen die exposeren op China Imagined is hier beschikbaar.

Informatie, tickets & locaties

Een dagkaart voor de tentoonstellen ‘China Imagined’ in de Grote Kerk is €8.

Voor informatie over alle tentoonstellingen, tickets, deelnemende fotografen en locaties, bezoek de webiste van BredaPhoto.

sep
30
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I²PCC, your cleantech bridge to promising regions in China @ online
sep 30 @ 14:00 – 16:00
I²PCC, your cleantech bridge to promising regions in China @ online

How to as a cleantech company enlarge your horizon and activities to China? The sky is the limit. The know how of our Flemish Clean tech sector is excellent and our promisîng companies are wanted for co-operation also in China to help buildîng a more sustainable future.

Too complicated? Not at all. Flemish provinces are already, in close co-operation with Cleantech Flanders and Flanders Investment and Trade, working together with the Chinese regions Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangdong, Hebei and Shaanxi.

Within the I²PCC project this network is at your disposal: you get into contact with unique possible partners in promising Chinese regions and niche markets.

Webinar on 30th September:

Due to Corona our event takes place online. Nevertheless, the webinar on 30th September from 2 till 4 p.m will not be less interesting. You will discover what I²PCC has to offer for your company and you will be inspired by the good practices of other companies. You will also learn more about our new support programme for your internationalisation plans towards China.

Programme:

  • Introduction by Ludwig Caluwé, deputy for Economics and International co-operation, province of Antwerp
  • Results of sectoranalysis as a base for future service, by Michiel Dewagtere, Prospex. Prospex surveyed the needs of start-ups and growing cleantech companies. The support programme of  I²PCC is based upon these results. Michiel Dewagtere of Prospex will present these results.
  • Doing business in China: from adventure to best practice– frequent difficulties and their solutions, by I²PCC. In which phase of the internationalisation process you encounter which difficulties and how to survive these? The colleagues of I²PCC show tips & tricks and best practices.
  • Expert panel: doing business in or with China, with Michèle Surinx (Flanders Investment & Trade), Frans Snijkers (Cleantech Flanders), Koen De Ridder (Unizo) en Steven Couwels (Real To Desk).
  • Interactive Q&A and online networking.

Practicalities:

The webinar will be held in Dutch.
When: 30th September 2020, 2- 4 p.m.
How: online event, shortly before the webinar you will receive a link with information
Cost: free of charge
But registration is compulsary, through this form before 29th September.

More information:

I²PCC is a joint project of the provincies of Antwerp, Limburg, East-Flanders and Flemish Brabant, with the support of Cleantech Flanders and Flanders Investment & Trade. The project receives financial support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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1
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Het is maar een grapje/It’s just a joke @ Framer Framed
okt 1 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Het is maar een grapje/It's just a joke @ Framer Framed

Het is maar een grapje/It’s just a joke is an online campaign initiated by Pan Asian Collective and Asian Raisins to address anti-Asian racism in Dutch society by criticizing the problematic nature of casual racial jokes and how they can normalise or minimise the damages of racism. The campaign presents a series of illustrations by Dutch artists with Asian roots, each telling profound personal stories of discrimination, violence, racial jokes and their effects. On the 1st of October, Framer Framed and Pan Asian Collective invites you to the finissage of this campaign where the participating artists showcase their artworks at Framer Framed.

Covid-19 has fueled a rise of Anti-Asian racism throughout the world, and the Netherlands is not exempt from it. The pandemic unleashed waves of unexpected hate, often manifesting as making fun of Dutch residents of Asian descent. Many Asian creatives in the Netherlands who shared this experience participated in the campaign, using images and videos to tell their own stories about the effects of such “jokes” online with the hashtag #IkLachNiet (I’m not laughing).

Chuan Ming Ong’s illustration It all started with a ‘joke’ (2020) was used as the main image for the campaign. The imagebased on the illustrators own experienceportrays a boy on the ground protecting himself from an attack.

This event is free and in English with limited spots. Please register via Eventbrite to join.

Framer Framed organised two online roundtables titled Prevention is Better than Hate with artists, activists, and scholars to discuss Anti-Asian racism during the pandemic together with Pan Asian Collective.

Link to “It’s just a joke” but #iklachnot campaign

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Does the ‘Asian City’ exist? @ online
okt 8 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Does the ‘Asian City’ exist? @ online

An online interactive lecture by Shiqiao Li (Weedon Professor in Asian Architecture School of Architecture, University of Virginia) in the framework of the IIAS/UKNA Asian Cities Presentation Series.

The lecture will take place from 15:00 – 16:30 p.m.  Amsterdam Time (CEST)

In this lecture, professor Shiqiao Li will argue that the normative methods of urban analysis are too narrow to account for the full realities of cities in Asia. While conceptualizing and guiding the construction of cities in Asia in specific ways, many of these methods simultaneously conceal qualities that do not match the provinces of methods. To frame this problematic, he focuses on three foundational concepts of the city in the Western sense – exclusive land ownership, divisions of labor, and primacy of architecture – by tracing their intellectual trajectories. Against this characterization, he will examine how cities can take shape with a set of divergent concepts that can be characterized by way of ancient and indigenous thoughts in Asia, enabling a meaningful understanding of “the Asian city”. This divergence of urban thoughts not only would allow us to better explain – rather than dismiss – complex urban phenomena in Asian cities, but also offer insights into ways of building cities that aspire to a more viable planetary habitation.

The speaker

Shiqiao Li is Weedon Professor in Asian Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Virginia, where he teaches history, theory, and design of architecture, and directs PhD in the Constructed Environment Program. He studied architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing and obtained his PhD from AA School of Architecture and Birkbeck College, University of London.

Prior to joining University of Virginia, Li practiced architecture in London and Hong Kong, and taught at AA School of Architecture, National University of Singapore and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Some of his design research and teaching is featured in Typological Drift, Emerging Cities in China (San Francisco: AR+D, forthcoming, co-authored with Esther Lorenz) and Kowloon Cultural District (Hong Kong: MCCM, 2014, co-edited with Esther Lorenz).

His research contributes towards understandings of architecture as it is situated in indigenous cultural contexts. His books include Understanding the Chinese City (London: Sage, 2014), Architecture and Modernization (Beijing: WaterPower Press, 2009, in Chinese) and Power and Virtue, Architecture and Intellectual Change in England 1650-1730 (London and New York: Routledge, 2006).

The Webinar

The will be time for questions after the lecture.

Registration

You can join this live webinar by sending us your contact information via the registration form on this page. Two days before the start of the webinar, we will get in touch with you and provide you with access information and other necessary details.

NOTE: Please check your spam box if you can’t find the instructions in your inbox.

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China’s Digital Silk Road – Strategic Implications for the EU and India @ online
okt 20 @ 13:00 – 14:45
China’s Digital Silk Road – Strategic Implications for the EU and India @ online

This event was originally scheduled to take place on September 24 but has been moved to October 20.

 

Only a limited number of people can join the webinar, so make sure to register in time!

On 24 September 2020 at 11:30 (tentative), the Delhi-based Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) and the LeidenAsiaCentre co-organise a webinar to launch their recently published report ‘China’s Digital Silk Road – Strategic Implications for the EU and India’. Experts from India and Europe present and critically discuss with the audience this report, which deals with the opportunities and strategic and security challenges posed by the Digital Silk Road (DSR).

The report comprises part one of a collaborative research project on China’s DSR, which focuses on the challenges and opportunities that the DSR brings for the EU and India. Specifically, the project examines China’s expanding role in South Asia’s digital domain, particularly India, and in the EU, to identify:

  1. The economic opportunities, and strategic and security challenges posed by the DSR and other Chinese digital investments
  2. Convergences and divergences in digital priorities, concerns, and capabilities between the EU and India
  3. Potential for EU-India digital cooperation

Speakers:

  • Ruhee Neog (Director, IPCS)
  • Dr. Florian Schneider (Director, LeidenAsiaCentre; Senior Lecturer Leiden University)
  • Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy (Deputy Director, IPCS)
  • Richard Ghiasy (Senior Research Fellow LeidenAsiaCentre; Lecturer Leiden University)
  • Dr. Rogier Creemers (Senior Research Fellow, LeidenAsiaCentre; Lecturer Leiden University)
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B2B Online Match-Making Meeting for Agricultural Products @ online (Zoom)
okt 22 @ 09:00 – 12:30
B2B Online Match-Making Meeting for Agricultural Products @ online (Zoom)

Following the success of our last Online B2B Event and in order to effectively serve Belgian and European enterprises during the global pandemic, the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC) will once again cooperate with the China Association of Trade in Services (CATIS), a state-level trade organization for the promotion of economic and trade development, to organize the “2020 B2B Online Match-Making Meeting for Agricultural Products”, which is specialized in agricultural food products from Inner Mongolia on October 22, 2020, at 09:00 CET (15:00 CST).

For the moment we have suppliers for the following products: Sunflower seeds, Roasted sunflower seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Flaxseed oil, Oatmeal rice, Chili, Mung beans, Buckwheat, Imported alfalfa grass, Multigrain instant noodles etc. Please check on our website for regular updates on the products.

Agenda:

09:00-09:20: Opening ceremony: speeches by government leaders of Inner Mongolia and business associations representatives

09:20-12:30: B2B match-making: the online meeting platform will create independent one-to-one business negotiation rooms for accurate and efficient match-making

Location:

The webinar will be held on Zoom (link will be sent out to participants upon registration).

Registration:

Please fill out the online form on the BCECC webiste before September 10, 2020!