Lantern making festivities at the newly opened Pengpu Town culuture center.
A semester-long introduction to material craft.
Sunday picnic & drawing party!
A free-form family activity testing hands, tools, and materials.
Documenting street life in our neighborhood
A publicly created record of transformations among plants at the start of May!
A weekend of investigations in forest and field.
Documenting encounters with the botanical world
A day of shadow puppet performances.
Wintertime is for storytelling!
Bamboo handcraft toys & play.
Drawings of Zhang Yi.
Experimentation, skill-building, free-play, inquiry, research, invention, exchange.
Make something unexpected at Shanghai Maker Carnival.
Lanterns and mooncakes, harvest feast, poetry and song under the rising moon.
Create a lantern with bamboo and rice paper in preparation for the moon festival!
Compare local leaf specimens with those from distant places.
Tribute to a tree at the East Asia Global Village conference.
Create a collective portrait of Cinnamomum camphora at ‘Fantastical Botanical’ Spring bazaar.
The Book of Leaves visits the NYU Sustainability Conference.
What’s on a leaf? in a leaf? all around a leaf?
The remarkable Cinnamomum camphora is one of Shanghai’s most populous tree species. Let’s get acquainted.
A riddle: All food comes from the sun, but at the table I’m number one.
A tribute to tree species around us and our (very distant) common ancestry.
What are the oldest extant tree species in Shanghai?
Set an arc of spinning wheels in motion.
Two days of sensing and interpreting by the creekside.
A sky-blue kite traveling across yesterday’s blue sky: is the kite in transport, or the mind?
No two fortunes are alike, but they are all attained in steps. Shall we proceed?
What simple question might a guide ask to ignite a journey of discovery?
Consider the miracle of color vision.
Plants, people, mobility.
Patterns, color, motion, mind.
Drop in and draw! Our theme is: Face.
Experiment with wheels and related things.
Check the fluctuating spectrum on the color wheel and analyze yourself!
Bring a gift of love.
Choose your favorite ecograph and inscribe it on the scriptorium walls at ARTHarbin.
Celebrate Shanghai’s colorful streetscapes at the Good Gift Fair.
The GOOD Gift Fair brings together fine artists, outstanding civil society organizations and the public in Shanghai’s Hunan neighborhood.
A series of murals made on Jiashan Road
Imagine a face. Better yet, study a face near you.
Explore the boundaries between wood and earth (i.e. soil).
8 hours. Drawing implements. Imagination. A cake.
A field study, a museum talk, a drawing workshop. Classical Chinese landscape painting and personal observations in the field.
Light, colorful chimes and a garden of pinwheels.
A whimsically knitted air filtration system.
A sensory experience of soil, mushrooms, clay and porcelain, and a conversation about ecology.
What traces do our aspirations leave, hanging in the air?
Give a new name to “air”, put it on a kite, see if it flies!
Making traditional paper and bamboo kites.
A public calligraphy demonstration and “open air” drawing activity.
Create a new symbol for “air” using Chinese brush and ink.
Build a scriptorium. Experiment with earth, water, fire, wood and metal. Paint the scriptorium walls.
Writers, artists, translators, compilers and printers complete a literary pamphlet in 24 hours on a theme chosen out of a hat.
A temporary installation consisting of a labyrinth of rice paper and some unexpected encounters.
Have an art experience you’d like to share? Take the podium!
“Watergraphs” is a fun art activity in which participants create a new symbol for water using Chinese brush and ink.
Talk About Art is a convivial evening of sharing some unusual art experiences. Do you remember an art experience that makes your heart glow? Please share!
Add your favorite ecograph to the the fair gates!
A dynamic system of residual objects spiraling up to the sky.
Create a personal symbol for eco-values using Chinese brush and ink on paper.
An evening of literature, theater, live music, interactive art and discussion.
What should designers of “eco products” be thinking about? What should we be asking them?
The Shanghai EcoDesign Fair will kick off this year with a friendly bike ride on Saturday morning April 13 through the city streets, starting at Xuhui Park…
Learn about charitable projects in Shanghai and across China and receive artworks created on the spot by local fine artists.
“City of Questions, City of Stuff”, is a group installation created by ten artists working in Shanghai, each contributing a small component of an imaginary city made from materials that might otherwise have been discarded.
Learn about the Shanghai waste stream. Scavenge materials. Make Art.
Pencil drawing, charcoal sketch, figure study, line drawing. Drawing on the table, drawing under the table, drawing in the open air…
“Blow” is a work created by Robin Andersson, commissioned for the 2012 Shanghai Eco Design Fair. Used and broken umbrellas are re-imagined as components in a delicate system of nature,
“I don’t Care” is an artwork created by Francesca Galeazzi for the 2012 Shanghai Eco Design Fair. Three balloons were suspended over the crowd, representing the three atoms in the CO2 molecule.
Meet representatives from vital environmental organizations in Shanghai and render your eco-values in paint.
An action-discussion about eco-values
A patch of grass.
A painting workshop and discussion of contemporary values.
A design workshop. What might a symbol for sustainability look like?
The Shanghai Good Gift Fair is an alternative shopping event…