Ding Feng
Secretary and Curator, Ruan Yisan Foundation

Cultural Heritage: The Art of Balancing Conservation and the Commercial

Ding Feng studied as an urban planner and landscape architect in Tongji University.  She is an expert of heritage conservation and the secretary-general at Ruan Yisan Heritage Foundation from 2006.

In practice, she always tries to find creative approaches to protect local culture. She started the Youth Voluntary Conservation Work Camp with REMPART from 2011, the Sino-UK Forum on Historic Towns in Zhou Zhuang (2012), the Exhibition Tour of Chinese Urban Heritage Conservation (2009, 2010).

More recently, she initiated a new project “Arts and Heritage” and curated Yan Ping Arts Harvests 2018-2020, promoting and revitalizing the traditional villages through arts in north Fujian.