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November 28th, 2009

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////Dec 3rd 十二月三日

18.00 – 18.15
Main Pavilion 主展亭
。Opening Performance 開幕表演
by Hong Kong New Music Ensemble 香港創樂團


18.15 – 19.30
Main Pavilion 主展亭
。Opening Forum “On Trees: Social Sustainability”  開幕論壇 「樹 : 社會的可持續發展」
Brett Steele / Shigeru Ban / Elizabeth Diller / Thomas Traxler / Katharina Mischer / Kathy Ng / William Lim / Christopher Law
Moderators: Eric Schuldenfrei/Marisa Yiu

////Dec 4th 十二月四日

12.00 – 14.00
Main Pavilion 主展亭
。Flash Living Architecture by David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang

14.00 – 15.00
Main Pavilion 主展亭
。Opening Forum “Cultural Education / Bi-City Exchange”  開幕論壇 「文化教育 / 雙城交流」
Tom Verebes / Connie Lam / Jason Lee / Jeffery Johnson / Michael Chen / David Benjamin / Soo-In Yang / Weijen Wang
Moderator: Joshua Bolchover

15.00 – 16.00
Main Pavilion 主展亭
 。Opening Forum “Grassroots / Diversity / Community”   開幕論壇 「草根 / 多元 / 社區」
John Batten / Zhu Tao / Kacey Wong / Valerie Doran / Platteen Tsang / Agnes Ng / Paul Zimmerman / Syren Johnstone (njp studio)
Moderators: Marisa Yiu / Alan Lo

16.00 – 19.00
Main Pavilion 主展亭 + Waterfront Promenade 海濱長廊
。Opening Forum “Mediascapes / Narrative Cities”
開幕論壇 「媒體影像 / 敍述化的城市」
Gabu Heindl / Daniel Wu / Duncan Jepson / Eric Schuldenfrei / David Erdman / Samantha Culp / MC Goldmountain / Zhu Tao
Moderators: Eric Schuldenfrei / Marisa Yiu
。Premiere Film Screening 電影首映: “Citizen? Community? Participation?” by Bai Xiaoci
。RAP performance by MC Goldmountain (Video)   饒舌表演 由MC Goldmountain演出 (錄影)

Late Night (TBD)
W Hotel
W x Diesel Event



////Dec 5th 十二月五日
17.00 – 19.00
Married Police Quarters
。BYOB + Detour Pecha Kucha
Includes tentwenty / Gabu Heindl / Drehli Robnik / Samantha Culp / Mathieu Lehanneur / Karta Healy and more

19.30 onwards
Waterfront Promenade 海濱長廊
。2009 East Asian Games Opening Fireworks  東亞運動會開幕煙花  X  BYOB 雙年展



////Dec 6th-9th 十二月六至九日
Shenzhen Biennale Venue   深圳雙年展展場
。Shenzhen Forums 深圳論壇


////Dec 10th 十二月十日
。Film Screening 電影播放 : Mock-ups in close-ups (Architectural Models in Cinema 1927-2009 )
by Gabu Heindl and Drehli Robnik


////Dec 11th 十二月十一日
Rayson Huang Theatre, HKU
。Lecture – Garden in the City: Towards a Humanistic Architecture
by Leo Ou Fan, Lee with Marisa Yiu, Eric Schuldenfrei, Ou Ning and Pauline Yao
講座 – 城中花園 : 走向人性化建築 (演講者: 李歐梵)



////Dec 12th 十二月十二日
Time TBD 時間待定
Cultural Classroom 文化課室
。Xu Bing “Forest Project” workshop by Xu Bing 徐冰《木·林·森》計劃
Led by Xu Bing 由徐冰帶領

 Time TBD 時間待定
Biennale Venue 雙年展展場
。BYOBall Performative Pitch Event 足球表演賽
by Sebastien Saint-Jean, Nike and the Hong Kong Curatorial Team

15.00 -17.00
Cultural Classroom 文化課室
。Workshop on mini-Fa Pai production 特色花牌製作坊
by HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity


////Dec 13th, 18th, 27th 十二月十二, 十八, 廿七日
Main Pavilion 主展亭
。Kadoorie Farm workshops by Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
嘉道理農場工作坊 (由嘉道理農場及植物園領導)


////Dec 21th 十二月廿一日
Biennale Venue 雙年展展場
。Waterfront Bi-City Conversations (TBD) 海濱長廊雙城對話 (詳情有待公佈)
Rem Koolhaas / Rocco Yim / Fosters & Partners
Moderators: Marisa Yiu, Eric Schuldenfrei, MAP OFFICE and Zhu Tao


BYOBIENNALE Partner Events   雙年展節目夥伴     



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November 20th, 2009


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November 19th, 2009

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Pre-planting Event: Ecofarm

November 16th, 2009

Dududududududududu: Biennale in MTR!

November 15th, 2009

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