Basel x Hong Kong
Imagine if Basel and Hong Kong were two people meeting for the first time.
What would they talk about?
Where would they find points of intersection?
How do they get to know each other better?
what is PF25 cultural projects?
PF25 cultural projects is a Basel-based non-profit organisation which aims to build mutual understanding, to develop an intercultural network and to generate creative energies between Basel and Hong Kong. Our cultural exchange and research approach is on-the-ground and about daily life, observed and engaged through a wide range of activities. We bring people together in workshops, talks, screenings, exhibitions, field trips, interviews, pop-ups, publications and more. This allows PF25 to foster dialogues and deepen understanding between the two city-regions, welcoming diverse stories and wide perspectives across generations. We strive to discover connections through reflections, to expand our spectrum of imagination and to explore possibilities of living for the future.
PF25 cultural projects receives funding from Christoph Merian Stiftung. We have the pleasure to be the partner of Atelier Mondial in our exhibition and residency programmes.
We hope our projects will enable us to contribute a small part to the city
development and archives of the two cities.
our board members
Co-founder & President
Angelika is committed to engaging with the essence of local culture, heritage and valued stories, and driving a continuous dialogue between local and international communities. She is the founder and curator of the exhibition series 'Homeland in Transit' (Basel 2019-2022, Berlin 2020-2021, Murrhardt 2021 & Zollikon 2022) channelling narratives and imaginations of ‘homeland’ from Hong Kong perspectives: borders, boundaries, roots, diaspora, cultural identity, colonial ideologies and interweaving them with experiences and voices from other parts of the world. Angelika was engaged as an expert for Asia Society Switzerland’s ‘Generation Asia’ programme in 2021. Her other curatorial projects include 'Dorothee Sauter: Geology, Cooking Hearts and other stories' (Basel, 2021), 'Hong Kong Video Talks', Atelier Mondial (Basel/Münchenstein, 2022); the public programme for ‘Brice Marden: Inner Space’ (Kunstmuseum Basel, 2022) and the performance Difference/Indifference by artist Isaac Chong Wai (Basler Münster, commissioned by Kunsttage Basel 2022).
Before moving to Switzerland in 2017, Angelika was the founding director of MILL6 Foundation bringing it to ICOM museum status and the Award for Arts Promotion by Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2016. Her previous exhibitions and projects include ‘Tracing some places. Leung Chi Wo’ (Hong Kong, 2015); ’Textile Thinking – The International Symposium’ at Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art 2016 co-organised with Zhejiang Art Museum; and ‘Social Fabric. New works by Kwan Cheung Chi and Mariana Hahn’ in collaboration with David Elliott (Hong Kong, 2016).
Ursula co-founded Rahbaran Hürzeler Architects in 2011 in Basel. She has
worked at diverse offices in Switzerland and Spain gaining extensive experience in the field of design, project management and execution. Ursula worked at Herzog & de Meuron from 2006 to 2011where she was involved in the project management of various largescale projects.
Ursula was born in Solothurn, Switzerland and received her architecture degree from ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. She has taught and researched at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts FHNW in Basel from 2011 to 2014 and at Lucerne University HSLU in 2018. Since 2019, she has been appointed Professor at the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW in Basel.
Ursula is currently a member of the Urban Planning Commission of the Canton Basel-Land, selected member of the Federation of Swiss Architects FSA and consultant and coordinator for the architecture mediation programme of the Kunstmuseum Basel.