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Re-living/The Bright City-SIMA Xiao,HUANG Weidong Urban Planning&Design Institute of Shenzhen

2015.11.19

This is not somebody’s bright city. This is everyone’s bright city.

City is a word with twin shades of meaning. It is more than a container of life. It is life. People generate fortune because of shared production and abundance because of shared consumption. People living in the city create what it is today yet fail to plan the future for the city. The glamor of a city should go beyond the hands of the wise men, encompassing the wisdom of the mass public. In the past, planners take the earth as canvas, outlining the urban blueprint; in the future, planners should pool public will to forge city and public wisdom to build dreams. Be it building, road or space in any kind, a city will come into being when people at a massive scale gather together to live and toil. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that city should care for every dweller and vice versa.

Where it sheds light, it casts shadow as well. But, we need light first.

Exhibit:

Model

A “bright green ring” model, bearing Guangming new district’ dream of being a green city, shows the plans of water, mountains and farmland and green space which constitutes a good natural base.

"Void" and "Solid"

60cm wide Blackboard and mirrors are arranged alternatively. Light and shadow, void and solid, are in sharp contrast. This exhibition encourage public to show their creations on the blackboard, while the mirror is the best witness of the public to build a green city dream.

The stickers for Public

There are colorful small magnetic stickers that designed for the public. The painted features on stickers include topography, biological species, recreational activities, public services, infrastructure and other categories. The public can choose stickers with the features they like and put them on the green ring in the model. Then a planning dream is born.