Overview

The work explores community-led design and development in China. The tools, methods, mindsets and humanity behind exemplary built projects.

In-depth field research results in a series of rich photocollages which offer a new perspective, beyond the buildings.

Key:

[ 1 ] Shenzhen

[ 2 ] Hong Kong

 

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China map of sites

[ 7 ] Inside Dragon Taoshu Tulou

Yunxiao, Fujian province

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[ 5 ] Angdong Health Centre & concrete testing

Baojing, Hunan province

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[ 3 ] Cha'er Hutong Children's Library & Art Centre

Dashilar, Beijing

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History is my hobby. It gives me peace... in my soul.
— David, Beijing

Human-centred design in China

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I don’t need lots of money. I want to help improve lives in rural villages. I want to protect the old buildings for future generations.
— Luokui, Neilong

[ 6 ] Fairy Water Village Community Centre

ChenZhou, Fujian province

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[ 4 ] Xihe Village Cooperative

Xingyang, Henan province

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The work was made possible with generous support from the British Council, and in collaboration with architect Philippa Battye