Ini­tia­tive aims to re­store Bei­jing’s neigh­bor­hoods

Global Times - Weekend - - LIFE -

The Neigh­bor­hood Warm­ing Ini­tia­tive, the lat­est in a se­ries of events for the Baitasi Re­made Project, kicked off on Wed­nes­day as part of the on­go­ing Bei­jing De­sign Week.

The Baitasi Re­made project aims to es­tab­lish har­mo­nious ties be­tween the Baitaisi (White Pagoda Tem­ple) neigh­bor­hood and its res­i­dents through mea­sures such as street im­prove­ments and his­tor­i­cal build­ing pro­tec­tion. The Neigh­bor­hood Warm­ing Ini­tia­tive is in­tended to re­store the hu­tong (tra­di­tional al­ley­way) cul­ture of Bei­jing’s old city thereby cre­at­ing a “warm neigh­bor­hood” that has in­her­ited tra­di­tional Chi­nese life­styles while ful­fill­ing the daily needs of mod­ern city res­i­dents.

Among the events be­ing held as part of the ini­tia­tive XD-Bei­jing presents the mile­stones in pro­tec­tion and re­newal of Bei­jing’s his­toric dis­tricts achieved by the School of Ar­chi­tec­ture of Ts­inghua Univer­sity; Mini The­atre by the Ar­chi­tec­ture School of the Cen­tral Acad­emy of Fine Arts’ In­ter­na­tional Stu­dio uses nar­ra­tive spa­ces to recre­ate scenes of tra­di­tional daily life in Bei­jing’s hu­tong; while Coloriz­ing Hu­tong and the Life Lab-Liv­ing Art Ex­hi­bi­tion use in­stal­la­tion works and ex­hi­bi­tions to en­cour­age vis­i­tors to dis­cuss and ex­pe­ri­ence the tra­di­tional al­ley­ways of old Bei­jing.

These events will be held un­til Oc­to­ber 7.

Photo: IC

Vis­i­tors walk around an ex­hi­bi­tion about tea­house cul­ture in the Baitaisi neigh­bor­hood in Bei­jing.

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