Pechino, cronache dagli hutong
Filippo Fiandanese and Silvia Lantieri
Fiandanese, Filippo and Lanteri, Silvia. 2018 “Pechino, cronache dagli hutong.” Il Giornale dell’Architettura, May 13, 2018.
Beijing is one of the cities that in recent years have openly adopted the Milan Fuorisalone model, proposing the Bjdw (Beijing Design Week) as a recurrent initiative with a dual purpose: on the one hand it is a cultural event promoting change and a regeneration engine for some central districts, and on the other it is a showcase for emerging artists and architects.
The two districts of the historic center to be mostly hit by the event are Dashilar and Baitasi, with slower transformations going on, where a mix of temporary events and permanent interventions are rooted, aimed at rediscovering the capital’s architectural and cultural heritage, intending the event as an opportunity to open a debate and to push the inhabitants to re-discover these places’ value.