Art Workshop: Re-Farming the Cities
Jun 25, 2011 Saturday 19:00
1F, Associate Mission Building (Shanghai 169 Yuanmingyuan Road)
Aurelie Moyon/Helin Art in Community
Language: English with Chinese translation
The community where Helin Art in Community’s studio locates was a suburban village of Shanghai ten years ago. During the last decade, the developers with various backgrounds substituted the farmland with buildings in different pricings. Now it is the home for those returned dwellers that lived on this land previously, including Shanghai natives and newcomers, as well as the immigrant workers.
We have lived here for a year and found that to a certain extent our neighbors are fond of cultivating plants on their balconies and window ledges, in the courtyards or even the public green land. Some people are doing this according to their previous living habits as farmers, some just love to have plants around them and some wish producing healthy vegetables and fruits.
We are eager to learn the relationship between us and the dirt that is covered by concrete, remained in the cracks, reborn in the clay jars or breathing outside the cities; between the products grown on the dirt and our daily lives.
About Aurélie Moyon
Master of industrial design, L'Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique in partnership with Shanghai University.
Spending the last two years in China between Qingdao and Shanghai, Aurélie Moyon has been interested in the relationship between man and nature in town and explored the ways people stay connected with. Prior to lead a master thesis in industrial design in partnership with Shanghai University, she gets involved in many field researches, observations and analysis with both experts and urban dwellers that gave the opportunity to dig deeper into this problem whilst brought me a better understanding of Chinese culture.... Read More
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