Oversea students majoring in architecture and urban planning, together with architects and planners from Huadu Architecture and Planning Design Ltd. (HDD) gathered for the first HDD Mixer Event on May 10. The event is designed as a platform for HDD employees to mingle with oversea scholars and share ideas about city-related issues. The inaugural event invited eight students from Italy, Turkey, Iran, Brazil, Tunisia, Ecuador and Afghanistan to tell the stories of the culture and history of their hometowns.
Sarra and Mariem from Tunisia, Farid from Iran, as wll as Marcus from Brazil gave speeches during the event.
（来自交通大学的留学生Farid在为大家演讲，介绍伊朗的经典旧建筑 | Farid is giving a speech on old buildings in Iran）
（部分演讲内容 | Part of Farid's speech）
（交大留学生Sarra and Mariem的演讲主题为突尼斯历史与文明 | Sarra and Mariem are talking about "History and Civilization of Tunisia" ）
（演讲部分内容 | Part of the speech）
（同样来自交大的Marcus为大家带来的演讲主题为“对城市地域的再思考" | Marcus gave a speech on ‘Re-thinking the idea of place ’）
(Marcus的部分演讲内容 | Part of Marcus' speech)
In addition to lectures and academic discussion, students and employees also played an ice breaker game in which each one of them have to use a word beginning with the capital letter of their names to describe themselves. There were a lot of hilarious “self boasting”and the winner is “Fabulous Farid”.
Students and employees enjoyed a nice afternoon talking and learning from each other over delicious drinks and snacks.
At the end of the event, HDD presented small gifts to students and employees. After that, HDD employees took oversea students to have a visit at our office.
Mixer Event is a platform produced by HDD for oversea students and scholars in architecture and related fields to share ideas. If you want to be speaker to give speech at our event, please send us your CV and topic brief via email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you as soon as possible.