全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
Half Utopia

Han Jing, Zhao Qi / China

韩晶,赵琦 / 中国

The exhibition Half Utopia is where a book store meets an urban village, and where an immersive experience of soul will take place. Here everything starts from observation. One may read graphics,books and even people and sceneries here. During the break, one may observe the various scenes of chaotic lives in the urban village beyond the window. Then when you turn your gaze and look around,you are in a utopian space without knowing it. The contrasts between the tranquil utopia and the complex daily life are so strong yet so close that they are just one step away from each other. Such swirl of mind makes the 'lonely ones' eager to seek people of the same kind, and the utopian environment will bring countless possibilities. At the end, one may select a book and a special piece of packing paper for the book to make a DIY gift for take-away or mail delivery to a beloved. Then take a step forward back into the urban village. The end of the utopian experience is the beginning of another voyage.

This is the UABB half-storey bookstore we called Half Utopia, where a utopia coexists with daily living scenes.


Han Jing has a PhD degree of architecture from Tongji University, and is a co-founder of Half-storey Bookstore.

Zhao Qi has a master degree of law from Fudan University, and is a co-founder of Half-storey Bookstore and the host of Half-storey Workshop.