2017.07.16 (Sun.)

Keynote Speech by Hans Ulrich Obrist: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Marathon Interviews: 1:30 – 6:00pm

Sound Performance: 7:00pm

The Shanghai Project Marathon Part 2, will take place at the Shanghai Himalayas Museum in the Seeds of Time FIELD. The atrium – designed by COLLECTIVE – acts as a centralizing connective component and provides a core space for the project’s ongoing public programming. For its inaugural chapters the Shanghai Project has proffered an incubator to local audiences for interdisciplinary exchange. With the help of Researchers and local principal practitioners, co-artistic directors Yongwoo Lee and Hans Ulrich Obrist hope to evaluate the success of the platform until now—questioning whether its methodologies and thematic content remain paramount within the context of the city. And if not, to reconsider, adjust, and reset so that the people of Shanghai and beyond are able to look towards the future with certainty.

The second Shanghai Project Marathon event series consists of:

  • Keynote Speech by Hans Ulrich Obrist,
  • Marathon interview conducted by Dr Yongwoo Lee and Hans Ulrich Obrist,
  • and Sound Performance by local artist Yin Yi

Keynote Speech by Hans Ulrich Obrist




10:30 am – 12:00 pm, July 16, 2017 (Sun.)

Speaker: Hans Ulrich Obrist (Co-Artistic Director of Shanghai Project, Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries, London)

Language: English with Chinese translation

@3F, Shanghai Himalayas Museum

*Free Admission, please reserve a seat in advance via HERE

Marathon Interviews

1:30 – 6:00 pm, July 16, 2017 (Sun.)

@3F, Shanghai Himalayas Museum

Language: English & Chinese (Simultaneous Translation)


Led by Dr Yongwoo Lee and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Artistic Directors of the Shanghai Project, comprised of 16 participants, whose contributions will include performances, readings, interviews and speeches.


Yu Youhan, Artist

Deng Xiaoxian, Deputy President, General Secretary of Shanghai International Culture association (SICA)

Lorenz Helbing, Founder of ShanghART

Zhang Hanlu, Curator

Wang Qing, Architect

Leanne Dmyterko, Gustav Metzger Studio Manager

Hu Weiyi, Artist, Shanghai Project – Qidian Participant

Shaway Yeh, Editorial Director of Modern Weekly

Ding Yi, Artist

Du Yun, Composer, Shanghai Project Researcher

aaajiao, Artist, Shanghai Project Researcher

Wang Yiquan, Artist & Writer

Zhang Haimeng, Principal and Managing Partner at McKinsey Shanghai

Li Ran, Artist

Guan Xiao, Artist

Yu Honglei, Artist


*Free Admission, please reserve a seat in advance via HERE

Sound Performance by Yin Yi

Can sound be part of history? Is it possible to reimagine history using SOUND? What kind of history can be HEARD? We use images, text, and video to record history, but what about sound? Sound seems absent in the writing of history. At the Shanghai Himalayas Museum on July 16, local artist Yin Yi will present a virtual historical soundscape.


7:00 pm, July 16, 2017 (Sun.)

@Envision Pavilion (Himalayas Center)

Keywords: Tale, Local History, Summer Night in Pudong, Sound Collage, Internet……

*Free Admission, please reserve a seat in advance via HERE

About Shanghai Project

From its initiation in 2016, the Shanghai Project serves as an ideas platform to instigate new dialogues by inviting practitioners from a variety of disciplines, including not only liberal arts and social science, but also technology, medicine, and ecology, among others. Under the co-directorship of Dr. Yongwoo Lee and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the Shanghai Project brings together artists, designers, architects, economists, environmentalists, biologists, and journalists to think, discuss, relate, and act on the sustainability of our futures in the 22nd century.

The Shanghai Project is organized by the Shanghai Himalayas Museum, co-organized by the Shanghai International Culture Association, with lead sponsors Envision Energy and Zendai Group.






Shanghai Himalayas Museum