Detailinfo – Roundtable Discussion: “How Can You Live More Sustainably in Beijing?”

 

活动海报 / EVENT POSTER

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标题 / TITLE

可持续生活/创作在北京?   How Can You Live More Sustainably in Beijing?

 

说明 / DESCRIPTION

我们所穿、所吃、所住、所消费就是我们自己。我们如何能在经济、社会、环境上做出更负责任、更可持续性的生活方式选择。

时差俱乐部定位在联合不同时区里的创作/创意/创业人交流、分享、激发灵感,这次我们请来了四位不同国家、背景的嘉宾分享他们在“可持续性”生活方式上的创新、以及如何找到适应中国/北京现实的故事。

并在现场提供所有体现“可持续性生活”概念的时装摄影展、私酿啤酒、有机素食+甜点+蛋糕以及音乐!

“与有趣之人相遇”——每个人都能得到启发的“可持续性生活/创作”的灵感激发。

In collaboration with the NO MORE MONO exhibition and LDDC亮点 设计中心, Meridian invites to a round-table discussion titled: “How can you live more sustainably in Beijing?”

What does what you buy, what you wear, and how you live reveal about who you are? Are you living sustainably? Are you aware of your lifestyle’s environmental impact on Beijing? Do you want to make consumption choices that are more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable?

In a city as dynamic as Beijing, there are many innovative ideas and local models that reflects this burgeoning awareness. Join us for a roundtable discussion with Beijing’s most interesting sustainable lifestyle practitioners, Nathan Zhang of Brandnü, Simon Kubski of We Impact, Laura Fanelli of The Veggie Table and Jonas Nakonz of X6.均世阁, to learn how our consumption can reflect our values for creative and sustainable living in Beijing.

 

程序 / PROGRAM

18:00 – 19:00: 签到+食物市集 / Exhibition, Food Market

19:00 – 20:20: 圆桌讨论+互动交流 / Round-table Presentations & Discussion *, Q&A

After 20:30: 自由社交+派对 / Closing Party for NO MORE MONO Exhibition

*Bilingual ENG/CHN translation for presentations

 

活动目标 / EVENT GOALS

The NO MORE MONO happening from February 22 to March 7 shall not only visually please, but facilitate the discourse regarding contemporary culture and sustainability in China. The goals of this roundtable are: 

– To spread awareness of what a sustainable lifestyle and business looks like in Beijing
– To inspire our audience to re-examine their lives, habit and consumption behaviors
– For our audience to take away actionable steps to improve the quality of their lives

 

分享嘉宾 / OUR SPEAKERS

张祥,加拿大籍华人,brandnü 创始人Nathan Zhang - brandnü
Nathan Zhang, Founder, brandnü

brandnü,位于五道营胡同,是北京第一家以公益为主,扶持农村妇女和其他弱势群体生产手工艺品为主的慈善公益商店。通过让有社会责任感的设计师/艺术家提供“创意”和“设计”,而农村工匠提供手工工艺。brandnü试图构建一个联系城市和西方设计师与中国传统手工艺生产者的商业模式实现农村和城市之间有道德的“公平贸易”。

brandnü is an ethical trade network for rural artisans that works in partnership with China’s socially conscious designers and artists to help redesign rural livelihoods by offering support, resources and better access to urban markets. The brandnü project aims to:

– promote and sell ethically-sourced goods from charity projects and social enterprises at its retail store in Beijing;
– provide a platform that unites successful urban creatives with rural artisans to produce more marketable and better quality products;
– pioneer new models for poverty alleviation by facilitating cooperation between China’s rural and urban entrepreneurs; and
– raise public awareness of social innovation; and build bridges between international and Chinese NGOs, social enterprises and organisations.

 

Simon Kubski - We Impact柯赛文,加拿大人,“绿色冲击” 总监
Simon Kubski, Director, We Impact

“绿色冲击”是倡导“可持续生活”的创意团队。以“心生活”为文化符号,与品牌,第三方服务机构以及政府共同打造可持续生活方式潮流。

Simon来自加拿大,能说流利的英语、法语和普通话。在共同创建绿色冲击之前,他在阳光红岩集团工作,担任“国际商业发展和公司沟通部”副总监。商业之外,Simon还出品制作视频、剧作和动画。他目前也是“北京Improv”的表演者——一个通过即兴表演方式传播创意和欢笑的非盈利剧场小组。此外,热爱环境和户外运动,他曾在加拿大北部野营六个月种下9万棵树。

We Impact is a team of creative engagement specialists dedicated to the development and promotion of Sustainable Lifestyles through knowledge, culture, and business. Our vision is a world where sustainable living is a simple fact of life for everyone.

Originally from Canada, Simon is fluent in English, French, and Chinese. Prior to founding We Impact, Simon worked as VP of International Business Development and Corporate Communications at Sun Redrock Group. During his time at Sun, Simon negotiated and managed China-based investments and partnerships spanning media, real estate, and consumer products. In additional to his business experience, Simon produces film, theatre, and animations. He was part of the production and launch of China Travel Satellite Network show Beautiful Destination (美丽目的地), and is currently a performer in Beijing Improv, a non-profit theatre group dedicated to spreading creativity and laughter through improvised theatre. He is also the MC of Beijing’s racy Moonglow Cabaret.

 

Laura Ann Fanelli - Green Food Consultant范若兰,美国人,五道营“吃素的”餐厅创始人 & 绿色食品顾问
Laura Ann Fanelli, Founder, The Veggie Table
& Green Food Consultant

作为“吃素的”餐厅的创始人,范若兰在河北开始她刚到中国的厨艺学习。之后,她在北京开了第一家国际化的素食主义餐厅,同样也积累了很多本地有机食物资源的经验。范若兰将分享她在京城中心(五道营胡同)创业的挑战和趣味。

As founder of The Veggie Table, American chef Laura Fanelli got her start in Hubei Province, learning the nuts and bolts of cooking in China. Laura opened Beijing’s first globally-influenced vegan restaurant and is known for sourcing local organic produce. Laura will share with us the challenges and rewards of starting her venture in sustainable food in the heart of Beijing.

 

Jonas Nakonz - X6 Architects简明清,瑞士人X6.均世阁
Jonas Nakonz, X6 Architecture and Engineering

Jonas曾经在香港和苏黎世学习,在瑞士和菲律宾的有机农场工作。在曾在Agrachina工作,他最近的一个项目是在2012年北京设计周上展示,由X6.均世阁设计、把可持续性食物与北京联系的创新项目。

目前此计划正在北京尝试实施,而简明清将在活动上与观众分享该项目的创意。

Jonas Nakonz studied at CU Hong Kong and ETH Zurich. He worked at organic farms in Switzerland and the Philippines. In Beijing, he worked with Agrachina, the University of Lausanne and Low Carbon City China on Chinese organic food and urban agriculture sectors, with a focus on food embedded energy and emissions. His current projects involve aquaponic gardens in local schools and community spaces and a sustainable food festival at the Beijing Design Week with X6 Architecture and Engineering.

 

The roundtable discussion is moderated by Yen Le 黎颜, Meridian 时差. Yen Le will briefly introduce topic and speakers, and define core principles of “sustainable living” in a general sense (social, environment and economic).

 

食物市集由以下提供售卖 / COME EARLY AND ENJOY LOCAL FOOD AND DRINKS FROM OUR FRIENDS AT:

‘The Fromager de Pékin’ 北京布乐奶酪坊 (cheese)

‘The Veggie Table’ 吃素的 素食小吃 (organic snacks)

‘Panda Brew Pub’ 熊猫酿造 啤酒 (beer)

Homemade brownies and other sweets from NO MORE MONO members

红酒由巨鑫酒业赞助 Our red wine (import) is kindly sponsored by ‘Ju Xin Wine Cellar & Club’ 巨鑫酒业

 

NO MORE MONO的联合活动 / JOINT-EVENTS

At the same evening, parallel to the Roundtable Discussion there are the following activities at the same evening, jointly organized by LDDC, Beijing Fashion Collective and NEEMIC:

  • Starting at 16:00 Art & Sample Sales: Fashion photography from the LDDC Art Gallery to your living room. Unique pieces personally handed over by the exhibiting photographer   &  The exhibiting fashion designers sell off their unique samples and AW12 collection pieces. Once-in-a-year bargain with up to 70% off!
  • 20:20 – 20:50 a guided tour through the photographic exhibition where you will have a chance to meet the photographers and have a discussion about their works
  • Finally NO MORE MONO Closing Party 20:30 – 22:30 with DJ’s DaZong and Setsu-Hagiwara from the sharp WuKan 蕪衎 “Hair Design Bureau”

 

活动具体信息 / PRACTICAL DETAILSLogos of NO MORE MONO Roundtable Organizer

形式:圆桌讨论+互动讨论+”NO MORE MONO””时装×摄影×装置×视频联展闭幕派对

This roundtable takes place right before the closing night party of NO MORE MONO exhibition.

时间:3月7日,周四 18:00 – 20:20
Time: Thursday 7 March, 18:00 – 20:20

地点:亮点设计中心(张自忠地铁东南口往东100米)北京市东城区东四十条 94 号
Venue: LDDC Liang Dian Design Center (100m to the east of Zhangzizhonglu metro station, exit D)  94 Dongsishitiao

Meridian is hosting this roundtable, a cross-cultural creative organization linking expat and local artists through creative projects. Meridian also hosts monthly events in Beijing, like this NO MORE MONO event with the Beijing Fashion Collective. This roundtable is organized in collaboration with LDDC亮点 设计中心NEEMIC and Beijing Fashion Collective.

 

媒体合作 / Media Partner 

Social Media & Print    www.beijingfashioncollective.com/media

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