Friday, December 18, 2009

Embroidered Maps

Urban Carpet
Marcella Campa and Stefano Avesani
China




From the InstantHutong project


MARCELLA CAMPA and STEFANO AVESANI have been deeply interested in the change in Chinese cities since 2003. In 2005, they initiated 2 projects that explore the transformation of historical districts in Bejing and Shanghai, China. 


Their collaborative work, Urban Carpet, consists of 8 hand-embroidered pieces using the same technique of the propaganda slogans on large fabrics used by the communist party during the seventies . A Hutong is an ancient city alley or lane typical in  BeijingChina.


Read more about Marcella and Stefano here.



2 comments:

  1. I love these maps, especially the last one shown in its environment. You want to touch them. Thanks for posting.
    Suzanne

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  2. Thank you for your comment. I agree!

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