Beatrice Leanza

Beatrice Leanza is a cultural strategist and design critic based in Beijing. She is the former creative director of Beijing Design Week (2013–16), chief curator of the ongoing research project ‘Across Chinese Cities’, featured at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2014, 2016 and 2018 editions) and co-founder of The Global School, China’s first independent institute for design and creative research.

Seeking to address the inadequacies of current educational models is an urgent and ambitious task, but this show’s answers fall into nostalgia

BY Beatrice Leanza | 24 OCT 18

Once dubbed ‘the world’s factory floor’, Shenzhen has re-invented itself as a centre of innovation 

BY Beatrice Leanza | 07 MAR 18

Community-minded, small-scale, sustainable: designing for China's 'new normal'

BY Beatrice Leanza | 19 MAR 17

An interview with Aric Chen, M+ curator of architecture and design, about his plans for the collection and revisiting historical global narratives

BY Beatrice Leanza | 16 DEC 16

Ecological innovation in Chinese architecture

BY Beatrice Leanza | 18 FEB 15