Journey Through Time, Across Twin Cities: A Chinese Experience

On November 30, more than twenty students and teachers from Borupgaard Gymnasium in Denmark visited the China Cultural Center in Copenhagen to immerse themselves in the essence of both ancient and modern Chinese life and listen to the Chinese stories of Beijing and Shanghai.

“SHANGHAI IN MY MIND” Global Creative Design Initiative Debuts at Copenhagen China Culture Center

On November 10th, the launching ceremony of the SHANGHAI IN MY MIND global creative design solicitation in the Nordic region and the “Shanghai Let’s Meet” city image promotion event in Denmark were held at the China Cultural Center in Copenhagen. Following the successful conclusion of the 6th China International Import Expo, “Shanghai Let’s Meet” left its imprint on the global design landscape, presenting Shanghai’s contemporary urban image through multimedia formats. From various perspectives, the event passionately narrated the vibrant spirit of Shanghai to the world and warmly invited Nordic designers and creative minds to participate in the global solicitation of SHANGHAI IN MY MIND, jointly depicting their unique impressions of Shanghai.
Supported by the Embassy of China in Denmark and the Information Office of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, the event was co-hosted by the the China Cultural Center in Copenhagen and the Shanghai Center for City Design Promotion. Over 70 guests from China and Denmark, including representatives from the organizing committee, Jeppe Sebastian Kofod, former Danish Foreign Minister and European Parliament member, Liang Bin, Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Denmark, Zheng Wen, Director of the Copenhagen Chinese Cultural Center, and cultural and creative professionals from Denmark, IBA International Confucius Institute, and local art institutions, attended the launch ceremony.
This event marks the kick-off of the global tour of the “SHANGHAI IN MY MIND Global Solicitation,” a key project for the international promotion of Shanghai’s urban image. The exhibition showcased initial works from nine designers and creative individuals from Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, and Shanghai, unveiling 15 sets of “SHANGHAI IN MY MIND” Shanghai city impression art posters. The exhibition continues to attract global designers and creative individuals to perceive Shanghai’s urban image and engage with Chinese stories. The global solicitation was launched during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, and the Copenhagen exhibition features works making their international debut, complementing the outstanding works simultaneously exhibited in Shanghai, creating a synergy between the two cities.
At the unveiling ceremony, with the joint witness of Chinese and Danish guests, representatives of the organizing committee, Liang Bin, Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Denmark, Zheng Wen, Director of the China Cultural Center in Copenhagen, and Jeppe Sebastian Kofod, former Danish Foreign Minister, pressed the start button, inviting Danish and Nordic designers and creative individuals to express their perceptions and feelings about Shanghai through artistic creation, interpreting the charm of Shanghai from a fresh and international perspective.
Director Zheng Wen of the China Cultural Center in Copenhagen described his vision of Shanghai to the guests during the launch ceremony, emphasizing Shanghai as a melting pot of East and West cultures, a point of connection between Chinese and Western civilizations, and a crossroads of Chinese and world civilizations. He encouraged young Danish design enthusiasts present at the event to actively participate in the solicitation, using design language to narrate their vision of Shanghai and depict contemporary China from their unique perspectives.
Jeppe Sebastian Kofod, the former Danish Foreign Minister, conveyed that the relations between Denmark and China are reaching unprecedented levels, emphasizing that the significance of art in the integration and development of the two nations should not be overlooked. Copenhagen, known as the artistic capital of the Nordic region, has a high demand for art among its people, while Shanghai, recognized as the “City of Design” by UNESCO, is a globally connected international metropolis with strong innovation capabilities. Both cities are timely selections for joint cultural and artistic exchanges, offering more opportunities for urban art enthusiasts to showcase their talents.
Liang Bin, Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Denmark, highlighted Shanghai’s status as a multicultural hub with a blend of modernity and tradition, while Denmark is renowned for its sleek and delicate design concepts worldwide. He expressed the hope that through this event, more Danes would come to understand and eventually fall in love with Shanghai. He also hoped to strengthen exchanges in the design field between China and Denmark through this cultural platform project, further promoting cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two countries, and advocating for “mutual learning and shared beauty,” creating a new chapter in China-Denmark friendship. Director Luo Zhiwei of the Shanghai Center for City Design Promotion also delivered a speech through video.
The “SHANGHAI IN MY MIND” theme event marks the initial stage of the “Shanghai Let’s Meet” campaign in Denmark, unfolding Chinese narratives and highlighting the enchanting facets of Shanghai. It acts as a conduit for communicating and connecting cultures. The Danish promotional initiative thoughtfully chose photos that capture the contemporary essence of Shanghai, fostering a lively interaction between authentic scenes and imaginative poster designs. It invites those who love Shanghai to perceive, understand, and imagine the possibilities of Shanghai through different perspectives.

Welcome to Beijing, Together at this Moment

The immersive-themed event “Welcome To Beijing, Together at this Moment” took place at the China Culture Center in Copenhagen on September 24th. More than 80 guests, including Cultural Counsellor Liang Bin from the Chinese Embassy in Denmark, were invited to attend.

Song Dynasty Aesthetics  Illuminated at China Cultural Center in Copenhagen

On August 28, 2023, the China Cultural Center in Copenhagen, in collaboration with the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism and Zhejiang University, proudly unveiled the “Reflection of the Golden Age: A Collection of Ancient Chinese Paintings  – An Exhibition on China Song Dynasty Paintings in Denmark.”

𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐊ø𝐠𝐞 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭 ‘𝐆𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚, 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐚𝐧𝐱𝐢’ 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐱𝐡𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

On August 24th, nearly 20 teachers and students from the Køge Private School Denmark, visited the Copenhagen China Cultural Center to attend the “‘Glmour of China, Charm of Shaanxi” Shaanxi Cultural Tourism Exhibition

“𝐒𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐇𝐀𝐈 𝐋𝐄𝐓’𝐒 𝐌𝐄𝐄𝐓”: 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐢 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐈𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐦

As the countdown to the 6th China International Import Expo reaches 100 days, the global premiere of the 2023 Shanghai […]

𝐆𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚, 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐚𝐧𝐱𝐢-𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐄𝐱𝐡𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧” 𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐡𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧.

On July 3rd, the opening ceremony of the “Glamour China, Charm Shaanxi” Culture and Tourism Exhibition jointly organized by the […]