Past Event

2018 Columbia Alumni Beijing Holiday Gathering

December 23, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

On December 23, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites all Columbia alumni to the 2018 Columbia Alumni Beijing Holiday Gathering. A special thank you to the Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing.


Keynote Speaker

Colin Siyuan Chinnery

Chinnery is an artist and curator based in Beijing. He is currently setting up a major new project called Sound Museum. Chinnery was Director in 2009 and 2010 of ShContemporary Art Fair in Shanghai, and between 2006-2008 he was Deputy Director and Chief Curator of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing. Chinnery also served as Arts Manager at the British Council in Beijing from 2003-2006. Before that he worked on the International Dunhuang Project at the British Library, was the singer in one of China’s first alternative music groups, Xue Wei, and practiced Wushu as a young boy in Beijing.


Special Guest

Shiye Fu GSAS '16

Fu got her master's degree in Anthropology from Columbia University. During her stay at Columbia, she delved into the acoustic insects culture in China, focusing on both the material and the textual representations of sounds. She also looked into people living in underground spaces in Beijing and how this group manages to negotiate with narrow spaces.

Fu is currently a journalist at Jiemian News, focusing on cultural issues as well as literature. Through her writings and articles, she tries hard to unveil those significant social and cultural aspects which can be easily overlooked by the public. In the meantime, she is constantly interested in those negligible figures and their everyday lives, attempting to capture and restore all that have been neglected, filtered and abandoned by orthodox and grand history.


3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Opening

3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Talk by Colin Siyuan Chinnery

3:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Special Session

3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dialogue

4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Q&A

4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Informal Discussion


Special Notice
  • The event opens to Columbia alumni only, one guest is welcomed;

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code confirmation. Please present your QR code at the entrance;

  • If you have any questions, please leave us a message below or email [email protected]