Beijing Design Week 2012 is upon us right now.
Lots of fun events and music going on all week, as well as great artists exhibiting their pieces based on design, technology, and art.
CCD – The Community is the newest and most awaited addition to the ever-growing citywide events of
Beijing Design Week. Debuting in 2012 on September 28, and based in the urban village of Caochangdi
(CCD), CCD – The Community is a creative incubator playing host to a research-driven program that aims
to re-think synergies across art, design and technology whilst uniting and providing a platform to existing
but scattered creative communities across Beijing and Greater China.
Organized by the curatorial lab BAO Atelier with production partner RAWR! Laboratory, CCD – The
Community is a proponent of a series of networked explorations that analyze the entanglements of the
‘collaborative nexus’ in contemporary creative practice as well as the transformative spirit it harbors.
This newly gentrified environment also houses local factory buildings, village mansions, hastily-built
accommodation for migrant communities, lean-to shelters and transient food carts, offering a rare glimpse
into Beijing’s bi-polar urban reality with those from the center of society engaging with those from outside
it. CCD – The Community is established as a long-term curatorial endeavor dedicated to nurturing this
Here is a schedule for the week: