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Urban Carpet

Initiated by Instant Hutong, Urban Carpet is a project series consisting of 8 maps embroidered on canvas. Each map depicts different hutong areas in downtown Beijing and have been made with the same techniques previously adopted by the Chinese Communist Party to realise their propaganda banners. Since 2009, the carpets have been exhibited via hanging on ropes, wires and threads in streets - a method commonly used by local residents to hang their washing. See more.