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Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program wraps up in China

Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program wraps up in China

The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program | CNEX Workshop and Documentary Summit in Beijing end today, following four days (March 14-19) of programming designed to nurture documentary storytelling and encourage the diverse exchange of ideas. Ten Chinese documentary project teams from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan participated in the program, having been invited by DFP and CNEX staff.

Design Dish: A city made of bubbles & a toxic underground village

Design Dish: A city made of bubbles & a toxic underground village

Pritzker Prize to be Given in Beijing: With its explosive recent development, Beijing has become an appealing spot for the world’s most influential architects and designers. It’s no surprise then that the prestigious Pritzker Prize – sometimes referred to as the “Nobel Prize” of architecture – will be awarded in Beijing next year…

Vimeo of the Week: Too Fast, Too Much

Vimeo of the Week: Too Fast, Too Much

“Too Fast, Too Much” from Nathan Mauger on Vimeo. Nathan Mauger’s Too Fast, Too Much is a delightful little film. Mauger filmed the movie in Beijing using time lapse at night. The results of his filmmaking capture the chaos, and conformity, of the streets of China. Nathan writes about the project: A video I made…

Erwin Wurm's "Narrow House"

Erwin Wurm's "Narrow House"

DesignBoom visited Austrian Erwin Wurm’s “Narrow House” on display through September 15 at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing. This interactive installation is a fully furnished residence similar to the house the artist was raised in, with one notable difference: as the exhibit’s name suggests the house and all the furnishings and…

Earth Hour: 5 landmarks that will go dark on Saturday

Earth Hour: 5 landmarks that will go dark on Saturday

On Saturday, March 27th, at 8:30 local time, the lights will go out in millions of homes, businesses, and schools in celebration of Earth Hour 2010. Started in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour is now a global event organized by WWF in which people show their support for environmental action by turning off the lights for one hour. This year, 120 countries and territories will take part in this show of solidarity (up from 88 last year).

Beijing's burnt Mandarin Oriental still stands

Beijing's burnt Mandarin Oriental still stands

Back in early February 2009, fireworks during the finale to the annual Spring Festival/Chinese New Year celebration sparked a fire that quickly “engulfed one of the Chinese capital’s most architecturally celebrated modern buildings.” The nearly completed 32-story, 241-room Mandarin Oriental Hotel was designed by famous architect Rem Koolhaas. James Fallows points out over at The…