Wandering through Newspaper: a reading on everyday urban life in Guangzhou
城市漫游:一次对广州城市日常生活的尝试性阅读



Workshop & Exhibition, GAFA, Guangzhou, 12/2017




'My room is situated on the forty-fifth degree of latitude, it forms a long rectangle, thirty-six paces in circumference if you hug the wall. My journey will, however, measure much more than this, as I will be crossing it frequently lengthwise, or else diagonally, without any rule or method.'
Xavier de Maistre, A Journey Around My Room


This workshop aims to spotlight the neglected relation between urban space and individual’s everyday life. It starts from examining the most ordinary object in everyday life, ‘newspaper’, to discover urban spaces and relevant events that are mentioned in the daily newspaper by seeing it as a site and a representation of the city. Inspired by the Situationism International, 11 wanderers from the workshop have tried to explore the concept of ‘mentally wandering’ in the city of Guangzhou, and the connection (in physical, social and psychological aspects) between individuals and those urban spaces.

The following exhibition shows the result and the process of ‘wandering’. Itself is an exhibition of not only the final exhibition but the production of the exhibition.


本工作坊旨在关注城市空间与人们各自的日常生活之间被忽视的联系。11人,5日,从日常生活中最常见的物件‘报纸’入手,基于其中的不同地点与事件,以‘阅读报纸’的方式‘漫游城市’,结合自身情感与经验,从物质、社会、心理多个维度理解城市空间,再通过拼贴、图绘的方式使其对城市阅读结果与过程的自我认知得以再现,进而理解人与城的相互关系,试图在当代语境下的广州进行一次‘情境主义国际’式实践。

这一展览是对本次‘漫游’结果与过程的展现。

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