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MAD.LAB - Mapping the Chinese Megacity

This video was displayed at the CQMAD.LAB exhibition "engaging Guanyinqiao" on Friday April 17 2015 at the Zongshan Cultural Industries Park, Chongqing.

A team of 4th Year Design students from UNSW Art & Design and their peers from UNSW Built Environment’s Computational Architecture degree have embarked on MAD.LAB, a three-week studio in the city of Chongqing, South Western China. MAD.LAB is supported by DFAT’s AsiaBound Mobility Program, Chongqing based Priestman Architects, Cqubed and the architecture faculty of Chongqing University.

Located in Sichuan Province around mountainous terrain at the confluence of the Yangtse and Jialing rivers Chongqing is a feisty, energetic, dense and rapidly changing city of 12 million people within a wider municipal area of 38 million people.

Using mapping as a design research methodology MAD.LAB responds to critical questions about urbanisation and development in Chongqing. How do denizens and citizens perceive this unique city, how do they behave and interact, what do they do, who are they? How does this self-sustaining city-construct function 3-dimensionally, dynamically and commercially? How does it smell and taste, what music does it play, what poetry does it recite, what is Chongqing-ness? How can the metropolitan, building and human scales be described and how do these interact?

The tactic in this program is to take one specific piece of the city – a street - where to focus these broad questions, and where the interaction and consonance of ideas can be investigated and expressed.

The studio represents a unique opportunity for the students to collaborate, acquire language, form local people-to-people relationships, and to develop more understanding of this complex urban environment.

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What is Collabor8
什么是设计吧?

This channel features my collaborations as a hybrid practitioner and design academic.

Collabor8 (C8) was formed in 2003 to establish a basis for online collaboration between art and design students and practitioners at universities in Australia and China. Through research the intent of C8 has expanded to encompass multidisciplinary collaborative online and blended practice with particular focus in the area of cross-cultural communications. Recent C8 projects have involved artists, designers and students working together in collaborations that span urban, cultural and virtual territories.

C8 typically consists of online lectures, briefs, discussion forums and galleries allowing design students to conceptualise individually and in groups, discuss and compare their ideas and display design concepts and solutions. The students collaborate in cross-cultural teams with the objective of finding new ways of working together online. Through respect of each other’s cultural background and meeting the challenges of working in different geographic locations to create solutions to a brief C8 emulates in an intensive mode real world practices in the global creative industries.

The online components of this project are supported by The Omnium™ Research Group who provide software development and technical support using Omnium™ Software.

设计吧(C8)项目是在伊恩麦克阿瑟倡议下成立的一个网络教育项目:协助澳大利亚和中国的艺术设计学生和专家在网上进行合作。C8项目自开展以来,研究内容不断深入、扩大,现已包括跨学科的合作,重点关注网络对跨文化(东方/西方)交流的影响。2009年的C8项目研究的重点是跨城市、跨文化、跨 “真实”和虚拟城市版图的课题。

C8项目通常包括一段网络版项目介绍。学生通过论坛和网络展厅,参加集体讨论,比较设计方法,展示设计理念和解决方案。学生通过加入跨文化的团队讨论,体会不同的网络合作方式。 C8模拟现实世界中全球创意产业密集型的工作模式,学生面临的挑战是:在不同文化层面上,与不同地域城市的伙伴共同设计出解决方案。

上海2009年都市孔隙工作室项目得到Omnium研究组帮助,所有网上界面都由其开发的Omnium软件支持。

(image credit: Urban Typography, Alex DeBonis, Rare Earth, Shanghai (2011), http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/alexdebonis/

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