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Migrants are an often unheard and ignored group in Chinese society. Dalang Fever 3 develops a methodology in which data on the questions and needs of migrants can be better incorporated in design processes in rapidly changing urban areas such as the Dalang neighbourhood in Shenzhen. How can this data research lead to a sharper formulation of the relevant design questions and solutions?

19:30 – 21:00
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

The museum is free of charge from 17:00-21:00


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Standard€ 7,50
Students, CJP, Friends and Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75

For the 8th architecture biennale in Shenzhen, Het Nieuwe Instituut and International New Town Institute (INTI) present Dalang Fever 3 - How data can empower a migrant society. The project includes an exhibition, workshops, and research into the needs and questions of migrants in Dalang, in collaboration with Impact Hub Shenzhen.

Architecture Biennale in Shenzhen 

The biennial opened on 21 December 2019 and focuses on the rapidly changing technological innovations of urban space. At Thursday Night Live! we discuss the project and the ways in which data research can be used as a basis for integrated spatial, digital, and social design proposals. With Tat Lam (Impact Hub Shenzhen), Linda Vlassenrood (curator, Dalang Fever 3), and the expected Dutch participants (TBC) at the workshop in January 2020.

Tat Lam 

Tat Lam trained as an urban designer and architectural researcher, practicing urban design and regional development consultancy. He graduated from CUHK, Columbia University, and the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL. He is CEO and founder of Shanzhai City, a social enterprise creating data solutions, products, and services to unlock capital for sustainable development, both for enterprise and grassroots clients and users. He is also co-founder of Impact Hub Shenzhen, a Chinese social enterprise developing social research and advocating sustainable development in Shenzhen.

Thursday Bite 

Before the Thursday Night you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:00 Het Nieuwe Café will serve a light vegetarian meal. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7.70 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link.

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Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Luca Napoli

Thursday Night Live! is a weekly programme of lectures, screenings and discussions on architecture, design and digital culture. Developments and critical insights are discussed by thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad.