Tofu workshops, Citywalks, Tea House Event, or startup focused events- join a wide array of satellite events and cultural programs during AsiaBerlin Summit. Register directly with our event partners for all these programs.
Since 1997, the cultural programs and satellite events have been an integral part of the AsiaBerlin Summit (formerly Asia-Pacific Week Berlin). We partner with exhibitors, artists, Asian embassies et al who curate relevant programs for our community in Berlin. These events resonate with our mission of building bridges between Europe and Asia, not just in the startup ecosystem but also with merging cultures and art of the two vibrant ecosystems. This year, we have a mix of online and offline events to complement the hybrid format of AsiaBerlin Summit 2020. Please register for cultural programs as well as satellite events directly with our event partners. Here is a look at some of the Cultural Programs and Satellite Events this year:
Keep Talking – CITYMAKERS- Learning Cities Program Actors Dialogue
Organizers: CONSTELLATIONS International and Robert Bosch Stiftung.
CITYMAKERS I 城市创制 I STADTMACHER is a transcultural and transdisciplinary network of inspired changemakers and thinkers seeking alternative pathways to liveable cities in China, Europe and beyond. The program co-iniated by the Robert Bosch Foundation and CONSTELLATIONS International. The 5th-Anniversary of the Network will happen on the eve of the AsiaBerlin Summit. Celebrate with us 5-years of CITYMAKERS China-Europe network!
On 18 September, we will be hosting a “Stakeholders Reception” for CITYMAKERS partners, supporters and institutional collaborators taking place at the ANCB Network Campus Berlin:
“KEEP TALKING: Learning Cities Program – Actors Dialogue” from 5:30 to 8 pm.
The event is by invitation for a total number of 35 external guests. We have a few spots left, get in touch ASAP if this event resonates with you! More details : For more information, please download the invitation here.
The organisers are also hosting Keep Walking – CITYMAKERS- Virtual Walk Night on 19 September and Keep Thinking – CITYMAKERS- Village Retreat on Sunday, 20 September 20 (evening) – 21 September. Find more details on our event program.
OF SPECTERS OR RETURNS – Solo Exhibition of Jane Jin Kaisen
( 20 September) @gallery damdam (Korean Cultural Center)
Organizer: Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. Kindly supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.
Opening: September 19th, 2020, 12 – 9 p.m. A guided tour is offered on Sep 19th, 2 pm. Registration for the opening is here.
Exhibition period: September 20th – November 21st, 2020
Venue: gallery damdam (Korean Cultural Center), Leipziger Platz 3, 10117 Berlin
October 3rd, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of German Reunification. Germany is one of the countries, just like Korea, which has a history of division. To celebrate German reunification and hope for peace on the Korean Peninsula, the Korean Cultural Center of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea is hosting a solo exhibition of Jane Jin Kaisen from September 20th to November 21st in gallery damdam, with generous support from the Danish Arts Foundation. Jane Jin Kaisen, an artist born in Jeju Island, South Korea, and adopted into a Danish family in Denmark, will present two artworks that deal thematically with the division of Korea. Her artworks will offer the viewers an opportunity to encounter Korea and experience its story of division, with two distinct but parallel perspectives decades apart. Also, in this exhibition, viewers can multi-dimensionally experience memories and connections spanning geography and cultures throughout history, including World War II, the Cold War, and feminist historiography through Kaisen’s distinct modes of storytelling and unique point of view. Curated by Ka Hee Jeong .
RED – What is the secret of Xiaohongshu?
In China, the use of social media in the context of e-commerce is gaining traction. China’s social commerce industry is predicted to be worth[masked] billion USD by 2023, and a large chunk of this growth is expected to come from the fashion and luxury goods market. In this episode of Path2China Webinar Series and as a satellite event of the Asia Berlin Summit, we will focus on one of the key players of social shopping platforms in China: Xiaohongshu, also known as “RED”. On this mobile app, users can record their daily life and share their lifestyles through short videos and posts. Xiaohongshu has become China’s leading social e-commerce platform.
Based in Shanghai, Xiaohongshu has gained over 100 million monthly active users as of October 2019. Over 40,000 brands from 190 countries and regions can be found on the platform. No foreign brands looking to conquer the Chinese market can get past it anymore. Therefor, we are very honored to have a top-level speaker of Xiaohongshu joining us from Shanghai. Linda Zeng, RED Partner and Head of PR will be tuning in to provide first-hand information on one of the most interesting e-commerce players in China. But she will also talk about her personal story, her career and how daily business at a fast-paced startup in China looks like. This event will again take place in cooperation with Huawei.
What is the story of our speaker Linda Zeng？Why did she leave Tencent and join Xiaohongshu? How is daily business at Xiaohongshu? What is Xiaohongshu? What is the secret of Xiaohongshu’s success story and what makes it so special? How will the future of e-commerce and shopping look like in China and the world? What will be the role of players such as Xiaohongshu? What are the key win-win scenarios between Xiahongshu and foreign companies? What opportunities are there for foreign brands, merchants etc.?
About Linda: Linda worked for World’s biggest bank HSBC, China’s famous internet company Tencent, and now is the partner in a super fast-growing and the biggest social commerce company RED (Xiaohongshu), who has finished its Round C by GGV, Zhenfund. Register here.
MAKE-IT Day by GIZ
GIZ welcomes you to the Make-IT Day 2020! For the first time, we will host this event entirely digital and through a strong partnership with the AsiaBerlin Summit.
Since its launch in 2016, Make-IT supported hundreds of start-ups. The esteemed members of the Make-IT Alliance have been crucial to the success of the initiative. And while there is reason to be proud, we also believe, especially in the light of the current situation, that local innovators need you and your expertise more than ever.
As proof of this conviction, our patron Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Maria Flachsbarth will share the BMZ´s vision of the future of Make-IT and welcome new members to our Make-IT Alliance. These are times of change and we encourage you to discuss your ideas and projects with our network and representatives of the BMZ.
HuaDou Special Tofu Workshop
(26 and 27 September)
HuaDou Soy Concept Store will hold, on 26th & 27th September/ 10 am – 12:30 pm, two public Tofu Workshops for individual participants. Get to know the Berlin based startup for traditional soy products and enjoy the hands-on experience of making your own tofu!
HuaDou Soy Concept Store: “We believe that the best tasting tofu is the one made fresh. By using our specially designed stone mill and tofu-box set, you will be carefully guided in how to make your own tofu, beginning with the simple soybean and ending in deliciously fresh tofu. Along this process, you will also learn basic information about soy and the way of making soy milk, okara and yuba. We will finish the course by demonstrating two simple dishes that compliment the fresh tofu you have made, as well as allowing you to try our exquisite range of soy sauces and miso. Our tofu workshop is designed to enlighten you on what truly makes great tofu, as well as experiencing the diversity of soy culture.” Please note that you will need to wear a mask and keep safety distance from other participants during the workshop.
Costs: 65,00 € per person/ Link to Registration
Venue: HuaDou Soy Concept Store, Linienstraße 205, 10119 Berlin
AsiaBerlin POP-UP TEAHOUSE
Organizers: CONSTELLATIONS International in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Forum Berlin e.V.
Venue: C*Space Berlin, Langhansstraße 86, 13086 Berlin-Weißensee
On the eve of the Chinese Moon Festival and as closing of the AsiaBerlin Summit 2020 the Asia-Pacific Forum Berlin e.V. in cooperation with C*SPACE Berlin is presenting the AsiaBerlin POP- UP TEAHOUSE. Whether you want to just chill and chat over Gong Fu tea ceremonies on the last day of the AsiaBerlin Summit week, watch Chinese city maker video contributions of the CITYMAKERS-2020 Walk Project, listen to some inspiring talks on tea history or art, enjoy Berlin-Asian fusion tea culture treats or even hold further business talks, you are welcome. Join us! Registration link is here. Email for Special Registration Moon Cake Baking Workshops: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this list will be updated until the Summit. Other events planned for CULTURAL PROGRAMS AND SATELLITE EVENTS can be found in the AsiaBerlin Program.