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  • PF25 cultural projects briding Hong Kong and Basel

    Autumn 2022 exhibition programme at Raymond Gaëtan Architecture Office as part of Kunsttage Basel 2022 ​ 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. ​ ​ ​ collected stories​ 2022 projects and programmes ​ SEPTEMBER - HOMELAND IN TRANSIT : STREETSCAPES - KUNSTTAGE BASEL ​ ​ Premiere of Hong Kong Artist Hung Keung's video work 'Streetscapes 24360' On view between 1 and 4 September @Jungstrasse 33, 4056 Basel A special community event on Friday 2 September 18-20h ​ Special thanks to our supporter Christoph Merian Stiftung and our venue partner Raymond Gaëtan Architecture & Development ​ Stay tuned for the updates! PAST EVENTS IN 2022 ​ ​ FEBRUARY - GYMNASIUM LEONHARD - BASEL ​ Talk: PF25, Homeland in Transit and Hong Kong Our co-founder and president Angelika Li was invited to give talks to the students and staff of Gymnasium Leonhard in Basel. Our PR25 cultural projects together with the curatorial and exhibition series Homeland in Transit were presented with a lot of enthusiastic responses and questions, especially on the observations of the situations in Hong Kong. ​ Brigitte Koller, Chinese expert and teacher of the school offered a guided tour to the Coal Hill Library which houses an impressive collection of Chinese books and Chinese works of art. A truly authentic Chinese experience in the heart of the Old Town of Basel. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Gymnasium Leonhard Gymnasium Leonhard Gymnasium Leonhard Gymnasium Leonhard 1/12 MAY-JULY - ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE - BASEL Hong Kong Artists in Basel Across the months of May to July, Hong Kong artists Oscar Chan Yik Long, Angela Su and Isaac Chong Wai will join our PF25 Artist-in-Residence programme in collaboration with Atelier Mondial in Basel. Different happenings including workshops, artist talks, screenings and more will take place during their stays at Atelier Mondial. Please click the portraits below for the artists' biographies. ​ Oscar Chan Yik Long - May to July 20 May: Open Studio 24 June: Ink Workshop at Atelier Mondial + Open Studio 29 June: Kunstmuseum Basel Ink Workshop with curator Angelika Li ​ Angela Su - May 20 May: European premiere of her video 'This is Not a Game' (2021), a conversation with director of Atelier Mondial Alexandra Stäheli and the programme curator Angelika Li. Open Studio at Atelier Mondial ​ Isaac Chong Wai - July 5 July: Meeting Point at Basel Pavilion (more info coming soon) We look forward to initiating dialogues and exchanges with the local communities. ​ Stay tuned for news and updates! MAY - VIDEO SCREENING & ARTIST TALK - MÜNCHENSTEIN/BASEL Hong Kong Video Night ->> to the programme <<- Hong Kong Video Nights 2022 Hong Kong Video Nights 2022 1/1 ​ On the Museumsnacht Friday 20 May, PF25 and Atelier Mondial present the European premiere of 'This is Not a Game' (2021) by the artist-in-residence Angela Su who represents Hong Kong in the 59th Venice Biennale and also . A conversation will take place between the artist and PF25 co-founder and curator Angelika Li and director of Atelier Mondial Alexandra Stäheli after the premiere. The screening programme includes more than twelve video works dating from 1989 to 2021 by a stellar lineup of Hong Kong artists: Luke Ching, May Fung, Kongkee, Law Yuk Mui, Leung Chi Wo, Lo Lai Lai Natalie, MAP Office and Yim Sui Fong. Across different generations through their Hong Kong eyes, this collection of videos offers a diverse range of perspectives, landscapes, narratives and imaginations of their city. ​ Date: Friday 20 May 2022 - 19-22h ​ Venue: Atelier Mondial Platform, Freilager-Platz 9, 4142 Münchenstein/Basel, Switzerland (Tram No. 11 to Freilager) ​ 19h: European Premiere of ‘This is Not a Game' (2021), video, 11’16” by Angela Su Artist conversation with PF25 co-founder and curator Angelika Li and director of Atelier Mondial Alexandra Stäheli ​ 20h: Screening of video works by Luke Ching, May Fung, Kongkee, Law Yuk Mui, Leung Chi Wo, Lo Lai Lai Natalie, MAP Office and Yim Sui Fong ​ 21h: Open Studio at Atelier Mondial with Oscar Chan Yik Long, Angela Su ​ This programme is curated by Angelika Li; visual design directed by Donald Mak; co-presented by Atelier Mondial and PF25 cultural projects and supported by Christoph Merian Stiftung. ​ ​ HONG KONG VIDEO NIGHT 20 May 2022 Programme ​ 1900-1915 European Premiere: 1. Angela Su ‘This is Not a Game’ (2021), 11 mins 16 secs ​ 1915-2000 Artist Conversation with Angelika Li, PF25 cultural projects founder and curator and Alexandra Stäheli, director of Atelier Mondial ​ 2000-2222 Screening: 2. Kongkee ‘River’ (2020), Animation, 5 mins 3 secs 3. Kongkee ‘I just can't find myself, most of the time’ (2020), Animation, 1 min 56 secs 4. Lo Lai Lai Natalie ‘Cold Fire’ (2019-2020), 10 mins 18 secs 5. MAP Office ‘The Book of Waves’ (2018), Animation, 2 mins 6. Yim Sui Fong ‘Black Bird Island’ (2017), 6 mins 32 secs 7. Lo Lai Lai Natalie ‘Weather girl Halo Daisy’ (2016), 6 mins 32 secs 8. Luke Ching ‘Pixel’ (2014), 43 secs 9. Leung Chi Wo ‘Suck/Blow ’ (2003), 4 mins 10. Law Yuk Mui ‘On Junk Bay, The Plant’ (1990-present), 2 mins 56 secs 11. May Fung ‘Image of a City’ (1990), 11 mins 12. May Fung ‘She Said Why Me’ (1989), 8 mins ​ Total of the video:12 (around 71 mins) ​ 1 June 16:00–17:30 Brice Marden's Lines and Spaces: Intercultural translation in progress A conversation between Prof. Kurt Chan Yuk Keung, artist, Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Kelly Montana, Assistant Curator at the Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, moderated by Angelika Li, independent curator, Basel. Introduction: Daniel Kurjaković, curator of programs. Free Entry. ​ 29 June 18:00–19:30 Reflections of the mindscape through ink ​ A workshop by Hongkong artist our PF25 artist in residence Oscar Chan: An exploration starts with Hongkong curator Angelika Li introducing poems by the Tang dynasty (618-907) poet Hanshan, generally translated into English as «Cold Mountain». This name has become synonymous with the inspiration and title of Marden's renowned series in which the artist translates the Zen notions of «emptiness» and «naturalness» into his meditative calligraphic lines and space. In the spirit of ink practice, Hongkong artist Oscar Chan will guide the participants to experience the mediums of Chinese ink, brush and water as a form of self-reflection and thought. Max. 15 participants aged 16 above, no prior ink art knowledge is required. Costs: Entry JUNE - EXHIBITION - BASEL ​ Homeland in Transit: Carried by the Wind Carried by the Wind Carried by the Wind Carried by the Wind 1/2 Vernissage: 10 June 2022 18-21h Exhibition: 11 - 26 June 2022 Fridays to Sundays: 12-18h Special opening dates 13-16 June: 14-18h Art Basel VIP Programme: 14 June 18-20h - RSVP: team@PF25.org Venue: Salon Mondial, Freilager-Platz 9, 4142 Münchenstein/Basel, Switzerland (Tram No. 11 to Freilager) Artists: Oscar Chan (Hong Kong, Helsinki) Isaac Chong Wai (Hong Kong, Berlin) Andreas Marti (Zürich) Kathrin Siegrist + Iva Wili (Basel) Angela Su (Hong Kong) curated by Angelika Li (Hong Kong, Basel) presented by Atelier Mondial and PF25 cultural projects and supported Christoph Merian Stiftung ​ Click here for more information about the exhibiton and the artists. ​ ​ JUNE - KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL contact connect@pf25.org +41 61 525 8383 Pffefergässlein 25 4051 Basel Switzerland

  • 2021 programme | PF25

    About This is your About Page. It's a great opportunity to give a full background on who you are, what you do and what your website has to offer. Double click on the text box to start editing your content and make sure to add all the relevant details you want to share with site visitors. Mission This is a Paragraph. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start editing the content and make sure to add any relevant details or information that you want to share with your visitors. Vision This is a Paragraph. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start editing the content and make sure to add any relevant details or information that you want to share with your visitors. 2021 programme November Hong Kong Guest Chef! In November, Angelika Li of PF25 cultural projects was invited by Dominic Erny, in-house chef of Kunstbetrieb, Münchenstein to be guest-chef for a day making dishes from Hong Kong to share with the team at this art production workshop. Happy to chat and exchange with the enthusiastic artists, makers and staff, and see the empty plates afterwards! November Asia Society Switzerland It was a pleasure sharing our Hong Kong observations and experience with the bright young fellows of the Generation Asia programme 2021! Many congratulations on their graduation! September Asia Society Switzerland Co-founder of PF25 Angelika Li has been invited to be one of the experts for the Generation Asia 2021 ,an annual guided programme in which Asia Society Switzerland aims to enable the next generation to engage with Asia on eye-level and build a community of Asia-curious people. May The University of Hong Kong An Artist's Visit and Homeland in Transit HONG KONG: 13 June 2021 11h CET 17h HKT SEMINAR: ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY - PF25 & HOMELAND IN TRANSIT Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong https://hku.zoom.us/j/97381320005?pwd=bFF5UFVTSGV6V0w2OUR1c1lrSzRXdz09 Meeting ID: 973 8132 0005 Password: 297006 July Community Project - Hongkongers in Switzerland A big tree makes good shade and the shade gathers people 樹大可成蔭樹蔭好聚人 by Hong Kong artist Luke Ching Different Hongkong communities in Switzerland and Germany have been invited to participate in and respond to Hong Kong artist Luke Ching' s project ‘A big tree makes good shade and the shade gathers people’ as part of the new chapter ‘Through the Clouds’ of the exhibition series 'Homeland in Transit' which was on view concurrently at Ein Fenster in mitten der Welt in Wolfkenhof, Murrhardt (4.6~22.7) and Momentum Worldwide, Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin (11~25.7). Let's hear how the young creative minds respond: 'Ein 100 Jähriges Blatt und der großer Baum'von Cynthia Ru 100 Jahre zuvor gab es einen Setzling mit nur einem kleinen Blatt, er war sehr dünn und winzig. Nach 20 Jahren wuchs er sehr viel mit mehr Blättern, aber es war immer noch kein Baum. Um ein Baum zu werden, brauchte es Zeit. In seinen 30 Jahren wuchs es zu einem jungen Baum heran, aber es ist kurz und klein. In den folgenden 10 Jahren wuchs er langsam, wurde größer und konnte nun wie ein Baum aussehen! Als der Baum 60 Jahre alt war, hatte er einen geraden Stamm und einen Ast, der wie sein rechter Arm aussah, in dem auch ein Blatt wuchs. Als er 80 Jahre alt war, gab es eine kleine Baumhöhle im Stamm.Ein alter Baum muss auch seine eigene Baumhöhle bekommen. Der Specht war eine Vogelart, die es liebte, mit ihrem Schnabel auf den Stamm des alten Baumes zu trommeln. Boo Boo Boo Boo.... Als der Specht den Baum verließ, wurde die Form der Höhle festgelegt und geformt. Als der Baum 90 Jahre alt war, gab es einen weiteren Ast auf der linken Seite. Jetzt, im Alter von 100 Jahren, war die Baumhöhle groß, und es gab auch zwei große Äste in den beiden Seiten. Das 100-jährige Blatt fiel auf den Boden. Die Wissenschaftler fand dieses Blatt und entdeckte das Leben vor 100 Jahren. Dies ist die Magie der Natur; die Natur kann alles tun! übersetzt von Viona Lee Dominic in Switzerland wrote: ‘the leaves are from different trees but are together. I think it is about how different people can cooperate and unite. Like us, different but all from Hong Kong’. IMG_0807 IMG_0749 IMG_0744 IMG_0807 1/7 May Cultural Exchange Hong Kong x Basel Due to the global pandemic situation, our 2021 Research Residents Bouie Choi and South Ho from Hong Kong will postpone their visit to Basel, Switzerland. Bouie Choi South Ho Courtesy the artists Click to 2018-2020 projects archive

  • 2018-2020 projects archive | PF25

    projects archive 2018 - 2020 2018 p rojects & e vents ​ Jan 14-18 Hong Kong writer Vivienne Chow introduction to Basel & research studies in Basel – ‘On Women’ Jeannine Appel + Vivienne Chow x Angelika Li ​ Jun 9-19 Hong Kong x Tokyo x Basel Art Ecology Observations Rika Fujiki & Yukiko Kakiuchi x Angelika Li & Donald Mak ​ Jun 10–19 Hong Kong writer Vivienne Chow research studies in Basel – ‘On Women’ ​ Jun 17 Project Launch Events of PF25 + introduction of the current research and contributors Rika Fujiki & Yukiko Kakiuchi + Vivienne Chow + Angelika Li & Donald Mak ​ Jun 25 - 26 Hong Kong artist Kingsley Ng - introduction to Basel ​ July 1 – 3 Hong Kong artist Warren Leung - introduction to Basel Aug 30 – Sep 1 Polish artist Marysia Lewandowska research study in Basel Sep 10-17 Hong Kong writer Vennes Cheng - introduction to Basel Oct 30 ‘Herbstmesse – The Autumn Fair in Basel’ – Photo Documentation by Maris Merzulis Dec 1 ‘Hello Hong Kong’ – a Hong Kong handsewn bag project invited by Simonett and Baer Galerie, Basel featuring works by upcyclying expert and designer-maker Ken Hung from Hong Kong Dino Simonett & Martina Baer x Angelika & Ken Hung ​ Dec 1 ‘Hong Kong Album’ – an exhibition of Hong Kong photos by Hedy Leung, curated by Angelika Li at Simonett & Baer Galerie, Basel Hedy Leung x Dino Simonett & Martina Baer x Angelika Li ​ ​ 2019 p rojects / e vents + c ontributors ​ Jan 25 ‘Food Cultures – HONG KONG x BASEL’ by Donald Mak: Looking at the hotpot traditions of the two cities Chantal Konrad x Angelika Li & Donald Mak Jan 30 –Feb 5 Hong Kong curator Kwok Ying and architect Hong Wong - introduction to Basel ​ Mar 11-14 ‘Fasnacht Basel’ (the Basel carnival) – interview and case study of Schonooggerkerzli Clique Benedikt Vonder Mühll of Schonooggerkerzli Clique ​ Mar 12 Monocle Daily Radio Interview with Angelika Li on the cultural heritage of the Basel carnival ​ Mar 3 – 7 ‘Crossing Oceans – MAP Office’ research at PF25 and presentation of the artist duo MAP Office’s practice on Mar 5 MAP Office Mar 6 Presentation of MAP Office at Herzog & de Meuron ​ April 8 Studio Visit and Conversations with Hong Kong artist Hanison Lau on ‘24 Solar Terms’ Hanison Lau x Angelika Li & Donald Mak May 5 ‘Food Cultures – BASEL x HONG KONG’ by Chantal Konrad on Spargel ​ Jun 22–24 Yan Yung of Coutou Woodworking Studio and Garfield Chan introduction to Basel and Basel-Land through nature walks ​ 2020 p rojects / events + c ontributors Jan 23 ‘Food Cultures – HONG KONG x BASEL’ on Lunar New Year traditional cakes making Queenie Lee ​ Feb 28 Fasnacht Mask-making workshop The Appel Family Feb 28 Fasnacht Tour in the Old Town and the lower Pfeffergässlein by Robbie Appel Jun 30 Post-performance interview with Thomas Keller and Balthasar Streif of Alphorn group Alponom ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

  • connect & support us | PF25

    ​ PF25 cultural projects is a Switzerland-based non-profit organisation which aims to build mutual understanding, to develop an intercultural network and to create active synergies through meaningful, on-the-ground cultural exchanges generated by research with a focus on Hong Kong and Basel - and extending to other regions of Switzerland - with a view to expanding a wider spectrum of imagination and to exploring more diverse possibilities of living for the future. ​ In 2022, our team is very glad that we receive funding from Christoph Merian Stiftung in Basel to support parts of our annual programme. We are also very honoured and excited to co-organise programmes with our institution partner Atelier Mondial in Münchenstein/Basel. In order to realise our projects, your participation and support are much needed for different communities and generations, experiences and ideas to be gathered and shared through various platforms to foster cultural dialogues and deepen understanding. ​ Donations are much appreciated. Please find our account info as follows: ​ IBAN: CH84 0900 0000 1565 6749 8 BIC: POFICHBEXXX Bank: PostFinance Account Name: PF25 cultural projects, Basel ​ connect@pf25.org +41 61 525 8383 Pffefergässlein 25 4051 Basel Switzerland ​ Thank you for your participation and support! ​ Team PF25 ​ ​ Sponsor: ​ ​ ​ support us Institutional Partners: 1/2 our collaborators ​ Art & Culture Outreach ACO, Hong Kong ​ Atelier Mondial , Münchenstein/Basel ​ cmbb culture matters beyond borders, Hong Kong ​ Coutou Wood Working, Hong Kong ​ 過海的‧藝術計劃 CHT.ArtProject , Hong Kong ​ Simonett & Baer Galerie , Basel ​ Zit-Dim Art Space, Tainan ​ our research contributors Jeannine, Robert and Alain Appel Martina Baer Agathe Chenaux-Repond Bouie Choi May Fung South Ho Ken Hung Thomas Keller Chantal Konrad Hanison Lau Queenie Lee Viona Lee Hedy Leung Martin Loppacher NEWSworthy HK MAP Office Maris Mezulis Benedikt Vonder Mühll Dino Simonett Irène Speiser Balthasar Streif Oliver Trueb Yan Yung

  • our location stories | PF25

    PF25 site histories PF25 is located in Spalenhof at Spalenberg 12 and Pfeffergässlein 25, which is a site of significant cultural, historical and architectural importance at the heart of the old town of Basel. With its partial Romanesque foundation laid in the 13th century, Spalenhof tells many valued Basel stories: from the earthquake in 1356 to the chivalric legend Knight Heinrich von Ramstein who resided here in 1437. Another owner of the house was Bürgermeister (mayor) of Basel Kaspar Krug who met with Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Empire in 1563. It then turned into a merchant’s house owned by businessman Isaak Dreyfuss in 1835, one of the first Jews to settle in Basel. The painting of Justitia in the late Renaissance style commissioned by Krug in the 16th century resurfaced on the courtyard facade during a conversion of the building in 1964. The building was sold to the City of Basel in 1956. Theater Fauteuil opened in 1957, Tabourettli in 1971 and the 16th century embellishments under gypsum walls and plaster ceilings by Krug were unearthed in the Kaisersaal (Emperor's Room) in 1979. Does it relate to the meeting between Krug and Ferdinand I? In 1986, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava worked on the overall renovation of the house including the structural conservation and custom furniture. It was one of earliest architectural commissions in his career. The theatre reopened its door in 1989 and has become as a leading performing arts venue in Switzerland. These form part of the historic and architectural features of the PF25 site. A research on the history of the building is in progress. Please reach out to our team if you have information or leads to any history, story, conservation work back from the 1960's. ​

  • Crossing Oceans: MAP Office | PF25

    Crossing Oceans MAP Office at PF25 ​ March 2019 - ongoing ​ Port was MAP Office's main focus of research back in 1990s and was also the reason why they moved in 1996 from France to Hong Kong, which had the biggest port in the world at the time. MAP Office's practice is research-based, interdisciplinary and focussed on the relation between body and territory, as expressed through different means including drawings, photography, Installation, video, performance and publications. Their observations and re-imaginations of cities and territories included the mapping of urbanisation and globalisation especially in the context of Hong Kong and the greater China region. MAP Office have since pivoted their research to liquid territories, as demonstrated in their work ISLAND IS LAND (2008) to recent projects including The Book of Waves (2018), Ghost Island (2018) - shown as part of the 1st Biennale of Thailand - and The Ise Bay Project (2018) as part of the XXII Triennale di Milano. MAP Office's current investigations concern the condition and conservation of the ocean, the relationship between marine life and humankind. Basel and Hong Kong are linked closely to their harbours, trade routes, and life flourishing along their waterscapes and this is what MAP Office and PF25 are studying. ​ ​ Artist Talk at PF25 5th March 2019 ​ PF25 cultural projects presented Hong Kong-based guest speaker Valérie Portefaix of MAP Office who introduced their interdisciplinary and research-based practice with a focus on the relation between body and territory and their recent research on liquid borders, the interactions between marine life and humankind. ​ Thank you MAP Office for going in-depth of their latest works The Book of Waves (2018) with our audience in Basel. < back to happenings PF25 happenings Crossing Oceans: MAP Office at PF25 Please join us for a talk by Valerie Portefaix of Hong Kong-based architects/ artists duo MAP Office on Tuesday 5th March 2019. ​ She will cross oceans to present their practice and their latest work, including the Swiss premiere of THE BOOK of WAVES and the unfolding collaborative project with PF25 in Basel. ​ The talk will be conducted in English. Seats are limited. RSVP is essential and on a first-come-first-serve basis. Click here for more

  • our board members | PF25

    our board​ ​ PF25 is a Basel-based research initiative co-founded by Angelika Li and Donald Mak across Hong Kong and Basel in 2018. In 2020, PF25 established its status as a “Verein” (a non-profit organisation) in Switzerland, and warmly welcomed Ursula Hürzeler on board. Angelika Li co-founder & p resident ​ ​ Ursula Hürzeler vice-president Donald Mak co-founder, secretary & treasurer our board members ​ ​ ​ Angelika Li 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) and the public programme for ‘Brice Marden: Inner Space’ (Kunstmuseum 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 Hürzeler Vice-President 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. Donald Mak Co-founder, Secretary & Treasurer Donald Mak works in the strategy, design, communication and realisation of architecture and art projects, with a focus on exhibitions, publications, platforms and spaces. He is currently an Associate at Herzog & de Meuron (HdM), starting his collaboration on architecture projects in 2003 with the National Stadium in Beijing, with contributions to 56 Leonard in New York, the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar, France, and M+ museum in Hong Kong. He is also deeply involved in the many communication objectives developed at HdM, with a focus on leading the conception and production of specific exhibitions, publications and special projects extending from architecture including HdM Complete Works Volumes 5 and 6, Treacherous Transparencies, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012, Park Avenue Armory and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, as well as exhibition installations at the 2012 Architecture Biennale in Venice and the upcoming exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2021. ​ Donald graduated in 2000 from the University of Toronto. He has previously collaborated with Bruce Mau Design, working with various cultural institutions, galleries, museums and artists. He has also worked independently on a range of publications and exhibitions. In 2007, “Altas of Novel Tectonics” Princeton Architectural Press, New York designed by Donald in collaboration with Reto Gieser won the world’s highest award for book design, the ‘Golden Letter’ from the Stiftung Buchkunst at the Leipzig Book Fair. He collaborates with Angelika Li on the curatorial project Homeland in Transit. contact connect@pf25.org +41 61 525 8383 Pffefergässlein 25 4051 Basel Switzerland