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

Zhang Weiping / China

张为平 / 中国

"VIC" means "villages in the city", which are two paradoxical elements mixtures, unity of the two extreme conditions, comparing to the pure city or village, it is always in the middle, in essence, it is a "border". City and village invaded each other here, collisions, replacement, until integration. This fusion is never static, it's always undergone automatic dynamic adjustment.The problems of China's urbanization, such as "different city, same face", lack of humanity, improper scales, congestion…has been criticized for long, while China's rural area facing the opposite dilemma:the decrease of agriculture industry, the population loss, aging is also sighing. Relative to its two "reluctant" parents, "village in city", the hybrids instead, showing some kind of unexpected vitality.

We find that the so-called "VIC" is not a simple type of urbanization remains, they are highly different from each other, with a stubborn stance against all kinds of "mainstream" means of urbanization. We focus on clearing and classifying the urban and the rural element of VIC, And reveal them in a montage way of existence .


As the design director of studio IFUP, Zhang Weiping insists on the methodology of “design by research”. He is also an amateur film director and script writer.