My first Zine, Melancholy, was made in my hometown Shanghai, the biggest and most cosmopolitan city in mainland China, before moving to the UK for studying in 2018.
Urbanisation has been emerging in China at a super fast pace since the 80’s. Shanghai has been shifting into a modern city from an ‘old’ cosmopolitan city back in the 20’s. Meanwhile, the ‘Shanghai elements’ seem to vanish through reconstructing and restoring. This project is a starting point for a long-term project 'urban culture' interweaving with three questions:
'what if something actually exists but not in the way we believe?'
'is common sense really COMMON?'
'the world is meant to appear as it actually is, is it for the viewers to come to any conclusions about it?'