In occasion of Beijing Design Week 2012 (Sep. 29th - Oct. 6th) BLINKING CITY Project becomes a multimedia setting with interactive urban patterns based on collages of historical Hutong neighbourhoods of Beijing. We play with our work, usually street-oriented and mostly focused on the daily interactions of people and their city, designing a unique exhibition environment made of maps and colours.
The project is composed of diverse parts, each of them using a different media to better express a sense of rapid change. Visitors will be surrounded by maps and urban patterns that will progressively define an aesthetic merging of forms and colours inspired by a nomadic and itinerant urban geography. The exhibition features a background wall composed by 32 new digital printings on lenticular panels, which vary according to the movement of viewers; a long map on paper roll to take away by the metre; video animation with relax area and an URBAN CARPET by Instant Hutong which will change every day.
A limited edition of special pieces of BLINKING CITY maps, printed on lenticular panels inside a pizza-box packaging especially designed for the event will be available for sale.
Thanks to game designer Eric Zimmerman and architect Nathalie Pozzi, who wrote the text for the legend giving a meaning to each colour.