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【Today Culture Salon】Eco-Retreat at Mutianyu
Type:Listen –Art & Culture Lecture
Partner: Greening the Beige
Guest: Julie Upton-Wang, (The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu)
Time:8th Nov. (Sat.)15:00~16:30
Venue: 2nd Floor Exhibition Hall of Building 2
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【Today Culture Salon】Eco-Retreat at Mutianyu

Beijing expats Jim Spear & Liang Tang acquired a peasant’s house in Mutianyu Village nearly two decades ago after a serendipitous encounter with villager Li Fengquan on the Great Wall.In 2005 Jim & Liang moved to live here full-time and Mayor Li Lianting encouraged them to give something back to the community. Along with old friends Julie Upton-Wang & Peiming Wang they leased Mutianyu’s abandoned primary school and turned it into a restaurant and art glass studio.

We hire local people, grow much of our own food, redeploy existing buildings and used materials, and follow sustainable operating practices. We believe in small-scale projects, supporting local businesses, and consuming food made mainly from fresh, local ingredients. We don’t displace local residents and strive to be good neighbors. We are a work in progress, committed to continuous, incremental improvement.

During this event, Julie will lead us to follow the green footprints of this eco-space, its successful programs, and also future eco-plans around the Schoolhouse.

Guest:
JULIE UPTON-WANG was born and raised in a small western Massachusetts town called Shelburne Falls. Julie graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature in 1978, did her graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley and has been involved in China ever since.

Julie is one of 4 partners of The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu. The original Mutianyu village schoolhouse was abandoned in 1995 due to the one child policy of the 1970’s and was refurbished in 2006 to create The Schoolhouse (2 restaurants, a glass studio and rental homes in three villages). Opening in 2010, an Eco-Retreat Hotel called the Brickyard, was created from an old glazed tile factory, and has been evolving since then. 

Julie has speared-headed establishing the first sister village relationship between a Chinese village, Mutianyu, and a US village, her hometown Shelburne Falls.  A formal delegation trip from China to the US took place in June 2007 and there have been several exchanges over the past few years.

Partner:
Greening the Beige functions as a public platform that promotes environmental awareness through the arts.

GtB promotes artists, organizations, and individuals dedicated to sustainable development in Beijing. All of our events are designed to celebrate innovative, eco-minded, positive projects and creative works.