Lantern Party in PengPu Town
Lantern making festivities at the newly opened Pengpu Town culuture center.
Bamboo Handcraft @ YK Pao School
A semester-long introduction to material craft.
Jiashan Road Drawing Day
Sunday picnic & drawing party!
Bamboo Handcraft at Shanghai Library
A free-form family activity testing hands, tools, and materials.
Outdoor Assemblies – Playshop series
Documenting street life in our neighborhood
Miracles in May
A publicly created record of transformations among plants at the start of May!
Treasure Hunt at Sun Commune
A weekend of investigations in forest and field.
Springtime Plants & Patterns
Documenting encounters with the botanical world
A day of shadow puppet performances.
Winter Shadows Playshop Series
Wintertime is for storytelling!
A Winter Scene
Bamboo handcraft toys & play.
Drawings of Zhang Yi.
Bamboo Handcraft Playshop Series
Experimentation, skill-building, free-play, inquiry, research, invention, exchange.
Bamboo Works / Maker Carnival
Make something unexpected at Shanghai Maker Carnival.
Moon Festival Gathering
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!
Book of Leaves: Cousins Abroad
Compare local leaf specimens with those from distant places.
Book of Leaves: Branching lines
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.
Leaf Research at Time Tree Library
What’s on a leaf? in a leaf? all around a leaf?
Book of Leaves: Camphor Study
The remarkable Cinnamomum camphora is one of Shanghai’s most populous tree species. Let’s get acquainted.
‘Book of Leaves’ on Lantern Festival
A riddle: All food comes from the sun, but at the table I’m number one.
Bunnies and Lovers
Book of Leaves: 300 Million Years
A tribute to tree species around us and our (very distant) common ancestry.
Xiwai campus tree survey
What are the oldest extant tree species in Shanghai?
Sun Spinning at DesignShanghai
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?
Pathways to Fortune
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?
Sun Spinning at EcoDesign Fair
Consider the miracle of color vision.
Plants, people, mobility.
Color and (e)motion
Patterns, color, motion, mind.
Drawing All Day: Faces
Drop in and draw! Our theme is: Face.
Spinning machines + Girl Scouts
Experiment with wheels and related things.
Check the fluctuating spectrum on the color wheel and analyze yourself!
Bring a gift of love.
“Nature Scriptorium” at ARTHarbin
Choose your favorite ecograph and inscribe it on the scriptorium walls at ARTHarbin.
Colors of Shanghai
Celebrate Shanghai’s colorful streetscapes at the Good Gift Fair.
Good Gift Fair
The GOOD Gift Fair brings together fine artists, outstanding civil society organizations and the public in Shanghai’s Hunan neighborhood.
Jiashan Road Assembly
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.
Ecosystem Perspectives: Houtan Park
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.
Air Hug & Snugger
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!
Kitemaking in Xuhang Town
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.
Ecographs Scriptorium: 2013 DesignShanghai
Build a scriptorium. Experiment with earth, water, fire, wood and metal. Paint the scriptorium walls.
Draw and Write into the Night
Writers, artists, translators, compilers and printers complete a literary pamphlet in 24 hours on a theme chosen out of a hat.
In the Room
A temporary installation consisting of a labyrinth of rice paper and some unexpected encounters.
Talk About Art
Have an art experience you’d like to share? Take the podium!
Ecographs: 5 Elements
“Watergraphs” is a fun art activity in which participants create a new symbol for water using Chinese brush and ink.
Talk About Art
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!
Ecographs at 2013 Shanghai Ecodesign Fair
Add your favorite ecograph to the the fair gates!
A dynamic system of residual objects spiraling up to the sky.
Mini Green Challenge: Ecographs
Create a personal symbol for eco-values using Chinese brush and ink on paper.
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
“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.
The Second (semi) Annual Shanghai 24 Hour DRAW
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,
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.
Illustrate Your ‘Eco-values’
An action-discussion about eco-values
The Ground Beneath Our Feet
A patch of grass.
A painting workshop and discussion of contemporary values.
A design workshop. What might a symbol for sustainability look like?
2011 Good Gift Fair
The Shanghai Good Gift Fair is an alternative shopping event…