Shanghai’s Southbank. Yes, these boats are equipped with video billboards – it’s like Bladerunner.
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China is crazy! This city is vast. Just got back from our welcome meal with the British Council team. Yummy, delicious and… interesting food. Jellyfish: tastes good, feels like skinny, boney slug. Odd
The scale of the city is certainly impressive and construction work seems to continue through the night. Disconcerting amount of smog and a worrying juxtaposition of poverty and wealth. For more photos go here.
A few months ago the [re]design team were commissioned to curate an exhibition for the British Council: Climate Cool By Design. It’s a touring exhibition, showcasing the very best in British sustainable design. Today I’m traveling to Shanghai with Sarah Johnson, Jason Allcorn and Milly (the little Maker) to oversea proceedings. It’s only a thirteen hour flight!
It’s up and running again and looking good. Still very cold, but thankfully the local pan-pipers have been entertaining us. Every day.
It was like something out of Groundhog Day when Andrew and I arrived to open up the containers this morning. They’d disappeared! At first I thought it was the cold, or perhaps the lack of sleep that had finally driven me mad. Sadly, my mental state was sound – All 8 shipping containers had been picked up by the container company a week early with the entire exhibition rattling around inside. Now there’s an opportunity for a lawsuit if ever there was one! Apparently there’s not much damage. Set up all over again tomorrow… I think I need a hug.
Spreading the eco buzz to Georgies daylong might sound like fun, but it’s bloomin’ freezing! Why didn’t we do this in the summer?!
5.30 am. The CONTAINers have land on Grainger Street!
After a grueling installation the exhibition is up. Phew!