Shenzhen Noted makes legible the city’s shifting cultural landscapes and emergent cosmographies by providing photographic documentation of urbanization in South China, historic contextualization of this transformation, translations of Chinese perspectives on this change, and speculation about what this unprecedented restructuring of the landscape might mean for China and beyond.
A note on navigating Noted. A general introduction to Municipality’s history is presented on the page Shenzhen History. Cultural History examines debates over whether imperial or state history should form the core of official histories; Education contextualizes how the next generation of Shenzhen citizens are being trained; Fat Bird provides links to the troupes’ performances; Keywords offers confessional moments of how I learned to understand what I thought I was saying in Mandarin wasn’t quite right; Translations is just that, and Urban Villages provides an alternative history of global urbanization from the perspective of the transformation of agrarian Baoan into urbane Shenzhen. Links to these pages in banner line, otherwise clicking any of the tags brings up thematically organized musings on and through and about Shenzhen.
白鼠笔记 is a record of the 2014 Handshake 302 Residency (in Chinese).
all roads will lead you home is a gathering place for music, poetry, visual art, and conversation about the creative process — building on collaborative and independent work over the past ten years but also open to surprises as we move in new directions.
Paper Crane Tea, a series of conversations with Shenzhen activists and intellectuals from the perspective of urban renewal and the razing and evacuation of urban villages.
Handshake 302, co-curated with Zhang Kaiqin and Lei Sheng was accepted as a collatoral exhibit space for the 2013 SZHK Bi-City Biennale of Architecture Urbanism.
Boom! Shenzhen, 2011 SZHK Bi-City Biennale of Architecture Urbanism, commissioned by Terrance Riley.
Two Places at Once with Song Zijiang, Hilda Tam, Steven Schroeder, and Charlie Newman (2010).
A Walk in Shenzhen II with Steven Schroeder (2010).
Temporal Dislocations (2009).
Tianmian – East South West North (2008).
Fieldnote Galleries (2005-2008).
A Walk in Shenzhen with Steven Schroeder (2005).