"Arrow Factory is pleased to present 180 Canvases, an installation by architects Marcella Campa and Stefano Avesani that injects a vibrant colour spectrum into the hutong environment. [This forms] part of a continued series of hutong interventions entitled Theory of Moments - temporary site-specific installations that engage Beijing neighbourhoods currently under demolition”. Read more.
Blinking City, an exhibition and pop-up shop by Instant Hutong for Beijing Design Week 2012, surrounded visitors with interactive maps and urban patterns that “progressively define an aesthetic merging form and colour inspired by a nomadic and itinerant urban geography”. The background wall displayed 32 new digital prints of a mapped Beijing on lenticular panels, which varied according to the movement of the viewer. Read more via Dezeen.
"Mass Metamorphosis is a group exhibition by CYJO, Marcella Campa & Stefano Avesani, and Matthew Niederhauser that explores the social, cultural and environmental effects of rapid modernisation on China. The exponential rate at which China has been developing over the past 60 years has transformed the country into an economic power. Globally, China boasts a profound influence on international development, but how does rapid economic growth really impact the local community?”
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.