"A Line of Reflection"
- An Imaginary Piece for 2017 Shenzhen Hong Kong Urbanism and Architecture Bi-City Biennale
Directed Studies Abroad, Helsinki, 2014
“A Line of Reflection” is a theoretical exhibition proposal for UABB 2017. It reflects on what the city of Shenzhen has established upon. The city has a strong symbiotic relationship with its residents. The positive synergy not only establishes a city with strong economic, but a place called home for those who contributed to build the city with years and decades of hard work.
To reflect is to learn from the past and to re-imagine the future. To reflect is to see the self through a critical eye, so the self will continue to thrive. Standing at the line of reflection, it is the time for the residents to voice their opinions. Architects do not build the city. It is the people who build the city.
The exhibition curriculum runs parallel with the construction of the venue. Through the process, different pockets of activites are formd organically. Artists, designers, and creative minds in different professions are free to express their views using different medium, at different stages of constructing of their own pavilions. The visitors are also free to participate and exchange ideas with the exhibitors while constructions are in action.
The venue that is always a "work-in-progress" engages the visitors of the exhibition to a "construction site", which resembles Shenzhen, a city that is always responding to its citizen's by the act of building.
A city and its people are bonded by the line of reflection: they rely on and support eachother.