全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
One village, ten thoughts

Xie Xuan, Liu Xiao, Liu Congxiao (Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Atelier ALL) / China

谢璇,刘潇,刘琮晓(广州美院+全体建筑)/ 中国


"One village, ten thoughts."

The exhibition table is launched by Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and ALL Architects, showing 30 students' research-based designs on Guangzhou Shenjing Village.

Shenjing is an "atypical" urban village on the fringe of Guangzhou's territory. The slow urbanization here can merely be seen as an illusion, bringing unclear future. We believe the growths and deaths of these villages deserve more attentions in urban discourses.

There are ten design topics on the table: village entrance, ancestral hall, graveyard, square, street, canal, farmland, elevated highway, renting apartment, private house. The territory is not shown in a realistic and rigid way. Instead, we treat each design as a segment. They are collaged and articulated into an "interpretative village". The clay, the chairs are collected from Shenjing Village. The juxtaposition of these diverse artifacts enables audiences to experience real lives in Chinese village. The space arrangement generates village-alike atmosphere: Collective banquette, roundtable discussion or informal food stalls, etc.: as a "ceremony of everyday".


Xie Xuan, professor at School of Architecture & Applied Arts, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Ph.D

Liu Xiao, co-founder of ALL, Architect

Liu Congxiao, co-founder of ALL, Architect

Group Members: Yang Xi, Huang Huanjie, Yao Huiwen, Wan Xiaoqi, Ye Ruyin, Zhao Xubo, Zhang Chao, Li Peixuan