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    Crawling across the highway of progress hauling a livelihood of goods stacked high, scores of Chinese labourers contrive an entire existence on… Read More
    Crawling across the highway of progress hauling a livelihood of goods stacked high, scores of Chinese labourers contrive an entire existence on wheels. The Snail: An Homage to the Movable Subsistence The humble bicycle. More than a vehicle, it is for many, a life. Once a symbol of progress to the Chinese, and capable in the right hands of transporting monumental loads of stuff, the bicycle is still used by commoners to ferry cardboard, goods and other recyclables for sale. In a fast-paced China that seems unconcerned with burdens of its past, these locals - the slow, steady, lumbering folks who crawl through the streets hauling their bulk for a living - remain snails on the highway of progress. In answer to those who live by virtue of this mobile subsistence, we conceived an ultra-compact, human-powered cardboard caravan, one-fifth the size of a standard trailer and hand-constructed from completely recyclable materials. An entire existence on wheels. An uncommon snail. Read Less
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Crawling across the highway of progress hauling a 
livelihood of goods stacked high, scores of Chinese 
labourers contrive an entire existence on wheels.

The Snail: An Homage to the Movable Subsistence

The humble bicycle. 
More than a vehicle, it is for many, a life. 
Once a symbol of progress to the Chinese, and capable in the right hands 
of transporting monumental loads of stuff, the bicycle is still used by commoners 
to ferry cardboard, goods and other recyclables for sale. 

In a fast-paced China that seems unconcerned with burdens of its past, 
these locals - the slow, steady, lumbering folks who crawl through the streets 
hauling their bulk for a living - remain snails on the highway of progress.
In answer to those who live by virtue of this mobile subsistence, we conceived 
an ultra-compact, human-powered cardboard caravan, one-fifth the size of a 
standard trailer and hand-constructed from completely recyclable materials. 

An entire existence on wheels. An uncommon snail.