— A review by Lin Jingying — “Where is your design inspiration coming from? Who is your idol? ” “Chacha Chanel.” “It’s Coco Chanel.” “Yes, her.”
Two reviews of Antonioni’s 1974 documentary: “Chung Kuo: Cina” — by Stefanie Schneider —
— by Sharvari Shanmugam — Bernard Tschumi, renowned architect of deconstructivism explains his ways of thinking and his approach to architectural design in an impressive retrospective at the Powerstation of Art in Shanghai
— review by Di Yang — Jiao Bo’s 2014 documentary “Village Diary” (Xiangcunlidezhongguo) is set in Shaoyu, Shandong Province, north-east China. The direct translation from the Chinese title is China in the village, which may indicate that, for the film-maker, villages are the epitome of the whole of China.
Shu Haolun. China, 2006. Documentary, 70 minutes. Mandarin w/ English subtitles. — Review by Tang Lanke —
How Shopping And Socialism Has Inverted The City. – by Nick Jewell — After three and a half decades of double-digit economic growth China finally appears to be slowing.
— by Jin Tian — Ghost Cities of China: The Story of Cities without People in the World’s Most Populated Country.
This is a short review of B S Johnson’s 1970 documentary, “The Smithsons on Housing”, which might be better titled “The Smithsons on the Tragedy that is London.” Everything they discuss is from the perspective of their project at Robin Hood Garden in Poplar, east London