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Beijing Design Week 2015

What was your first impression when you arrived in Beijing?

Sector

  • Arts & culture

Disciplines

  • Brand identity systems (CI/VI)

This was the question posed to visitors during Beijing Design Week at an exhibition presented by Beijing Postcards historian Lars Ulrick Thom and photographer Jens Schott Knudsen. The pop-up community space was designed to celebrate the history of Beijing’s Dashilar neighborhood through a series of walks, maps, and photos.

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“We wanted to tell the important but often forgotten story of how Beijing’s Dashilar neighborhood played a pivotal role as the melting pot of Beijing.”

Lars Ulrick Thom, Director and Founder, Beijing Postcards

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There’s a beauty in how this quieter, older version of Beijing remains part of the city’s urban fabric – something I try to bring out in my photos.

Jens Schott Knudsen, Photographer

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