2015 uabbback

Re-living the City is the theme of the 2015 Bi-City Biennale. Aiming at reconstructing our cities for a better future, it proposes to reuse, rethink and reimagine existing architectures and cities, and to reshape daily lives through design. Without relying on the majestic blueprints by others or focusing on building up brand new cities or infrastructures, the Biennale endeavors to utilize, rethink and represent all that we already have to make things better.

The 2015 Biennale proposes architectures that reflect the reuse and rethinking of existing buildings, the re-imagination of our cities, and the reshaping of our daily lives through design. It will be a biennale of fragments, not abstract plans, of collages, not grids, of tactical urbanism, not top-down infrastructural strategies.

The Biennale will present architecture and urbanism in the form of ancient hunting and gathering rather than planning and abstraction in the modern sense. It will collect concrete projects and fragments from around the world that we can use to construct social and economic connections, which would open up the closed structures that surround us, and propose how we can use the existing infrastructures to build the future together.

The Biennale theme and the curatorial idea run through our VI design process. We develop the concept around the core theme of “Re-”, reusing and redesigning the patterns, typographies and other visual elements of past biennales’ identities. After recollecting newspapers, planning maps, advertising banners, mosaic, plastic knitting bags and construction wastes from around the world, we reframe the materials and screen print biennale information on them, making them into new promotional materials for the Biennale, such as paper bags, posters, reusable bags, pencils, notebooks, badges, brochures and trophies. Every promotional material is unique.

本届双城双年展(深圳)以“城市原点”(Re-living the City)为主题,以重塑我们的城市和家园,打造美好未来世界为主旨,倡导对建筑、城市的现状再利用、再思考和再想象,通过设计重塑人们的日常生活。不再单纯依赖他人设计的宏伟蓝图,不再只专注于打造全新的城市或建筑,而是用好、用尽我们的现有和所有,重新思考、重新演绎,让一切更加美好。

双年展提倡能体现出对于现状建筑进行重新利用和重新思考的建筑、对于城市的再想象以及通过设计重塑人们的日常生活。本次双年展展示的是片段,而非抽象的规划;是拼贴而非网格;是策略性城市,而非自上而下的基础设施策略。

2015 双年展将以原始的“采集和狩猎”形式,而不是现代的规划和抽象化,来展示建筑和城市。双年展将搜罗可以利用的、来自世界各地的实际项目和片段,建立社会和经济联系,从而打开环绕在我们周围的封闭结构,并提出如何利用现状基础设施共建未来。

我们在思考视觉形象设计的过程中,也同样基于上述的策展理念。我们通过再利用与改造的方式,根据主题核心的“Re”进行概念延展,将往届双年展的视觉形象中的图形和字体等视觉元素进行再设计,并结合从世界各地回收的报纸,城市规划图,城市广告布,马赛克瓷砖,蛇皮袋,建筑废弃物等物品,我们把回收的物品进行装裱后并丝印上新的展览信息,使其成为一套新的展览宣传物料(如:手提袋,海报,环保袋,铅笔,笔记本,徽章,宣传册,奖杯等),形成的每一个印刷物料都是独一无二的。

Concept Display
Reuse Logo
Reuse Typography
New Visual Identity
Envelope