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Up Close is our signature event series of intimate talks with cultural tastemakers and pioneers to spark thoughtful conversations, collaboration and ideas. Our recent talks have included cutting-edge artists, designers, advocates and entrepreneurs.

Up Close is our signature event series of intimate talks with cultural tastemakers and pioneers to spark thoughtful conversations, collaboration and ideas. Our recent talks have included cutting-edge artists, designers, advocates and entrepreneurs.

Latest Talks

Betty Ng

Join us as we host Up Close with Betty Ng, founder of Collective Studio, an international architecture firm known for its powerful narratives that insist on clarity, beauty and function. Collective Studio’s idea-driven approach focuses not only on architecture but also engages in scenography, exhibition design, and experiential art.


Date: November 18, 2020

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Level 49, Sky Lounge, The Upper House

RSVP only


Photo taken by Harper’s Bazaar

Pao Imin

In our first ever Up Close event at The Temple House, we have invited fashion pioneer Pao Imin from Vogue Business in China to share his perspective on the culture, lifestyle and creativity within the fashion scene.

Date: November 20, 2020
Location: Bitiege, The Temple House, Chengdu 
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
RSVP only

Past Talks

Designer

Zhang Na

Zhang Na, founder of Reclothing Bank, speaks about sustainability, design, lifestyle and innovation that responds to the evolution of the global situation.

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Technology & Business model innovation

Zhu Yifei

As a practitioner in the field of technology and business model innovation, Zhu Yifei, shares her insight into sustainability from a technological perspective.

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Interior Designer

Fiona Barratt-Campbell

Designer of our 2019 Christmas Tree, Fiona Barratt-Campbell shares her inspiring story in conversation with moderator Catherine Shaw.

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Singita Founder & Conservationist

Luke Bailes

Luke Bailes, the founder of luxury safari operator Singita talks with us about his life in Africa and the importance of conservation.

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Designer

Zhang Na

Zhang Na, founder of Reclothing Bank, speaks about sustainability, design, lifestyle and innovation that responds to the evolution of the global situation.

Discover More

Technology & Business model innovation

Zhu Yifei

As a practitioner in the field of technology and business model innovation, Zhu Yifei, shares her insight into sustainability from a technological perspective.

Discover More

Interior Designer

Fiona Barratt-Campbell

Designer of our 2019 Christmas Tree, Fiona Barratt-Campbell shares her inspiring story in conversation with moderator Catherine Shaw.

Discover More

Singita Founder & Conservationist

Luke Bailes

Luke Bailes, the founder of luxury safari operator Singita talks with us about his life in Africa and the importance of conservation.

Discover More

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