2017 uabbback

As a product of rapid urbanization in China, the urban village is kind of "extra-territory" that develops more slowly than the city and is excluded from modern urban management. It is populated by residents of lower life quality.

Choosing "Nantou Old Town", the earliest urban village in Shenzhen as its main venue, the exhibition theme of the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (Shenzhen) is "Cities, Grow in Difference". The theme aims to advocate that urban village as a living space for the underclass is inseparably interconnected with the development of cities.

Urban villages and cities co-exist and grow together because of their difference. Fonts are representative elements to distinguish urban villages from cities. Therefore, we invited about forty individuals living in urban villages and cities in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong to write information of the exhibition such as the exhibition theme, time and location on wood boards that are recycled from urban villages. We use these wood boards to set up three visual devices and film them to make posters.

城中村是指在城市高速发展的进程中,滞后于时代发展步伐、游离于现代城市管理之外、生活水平低下的居民区, “城中村”是城市的一块“夹缝地”。


城中村和城市因为不同,所以共生,而不同的字体是城市和城中村中非常有代表性的一个元素。 我们邀请了40多位来自(广州、深圳、香港)城中村和城市中生活的居民、白领等不同人群,用自己的方式将展览名称、展览时间、地址等展览信息书写在从城中村回收的木板上,我们将书写了展览信息的木板在城中村搭建了3个视觉装置并拍摄形成海报。