MERIDIAN: UNBOUNDED CURIOSITY
Meridian 时差 (shíchā) is a cross-cultural organization which aims at promoting cultural exchange and artistic creation, in China and the rest of the world — regardless of any boundaries of time, space or culture. It was born and established in 2010, in Beijing. Meridian currently focuses on publishing projects, exhibitions, and the organisation of various culturally meaningful events.
Meridian Space (时差空间), an events venue, gallery and café which opened in April 2014, aims at bringing new sources of inspiration, creativity, and mutual learning to curious minds of all cultures.
What do we do?
Our projects and events fall into three main categories:
Meridian Borderline (时差奇径):
A laboratory for contemporary art, music and film
Borderline is an ongoing series of events hosted or curated by Meridian 时差, dedicated to avant-garde and/or experimental sound, performance arts, visual arts, and indie cinema. Borderline events are occasions to explore new creative territories — and sometimes go a little insane.
Meridian Workshops (时差工作坊):
Innovative, cross-cultural learning avenues
The workshops provided on a regular basis at Meridian Space are designed for children and grown-ups. Kids may learn more about the different cultures of the world thanks to courses based on the contents of the Meridian picture books, while adults will find chances to learn skills and crafts from different cultures thanks to the help of great teachers, often with an emphasis on environmental protection and sustainability. Our workshops also include lectures and talks by authors and scholars.
Meridian Publications (时差出品):
New horizons in graphic arts publishing
Meridian Publications bring together top-quality, inspiring and innovative picture books and graphic novels for children and adults. Contents are either edited and curated by Meridian 时差 or translated, and may occasionally lead to exhibitions at Meridian Space and the production of related design items.