Da Lang Fever 2.0

 

Da Lang Fever 2.0 was organized by INTI (International New Towns Institute). It proposes urban strategies to empower migrant workers in Da Lang Neighborhood (Shenzhen).Curator Linda Vlassenrood has invited space&matter, Ekim Tan (gaming method Play the City) and photographer Lard Buurman to develop an action plan for real urban interventions in one of  Da Lang’s fast changing industrial areas, the so called Fashion Valley.

The Fashion Valley is one of  the nine industrial parks in Shenzhen and an attempt to attract the creative industries. It hasn’t been entirely successful yet. As top-down urban planning is losing favor worldwide, also in Shenzhen, these three participants offer more collaborative alternatives, meant to emancipate migrant society.Through a 2 meters high CNC foam model of  “Da Lang Palace” space&matter presents possible scenarios for programming a 20000 sqm vacant hotel to empower the self-organizing migrant society and transform a vacant building into a bottom-up icon.Da Lang Fever 2.0 is part of  the exhibition Pearl River Delta 2.0, within the 2015 Shenzhen Biennale of  Urbanism/Architecture and has been developed in close collaboration with the Da Lang Government.

 
 
 

Through a 2 meters high CNC foam model of  “Da Lang Palace” space&matter presents possible scenarios for programming a 20000 sqm vacant hotel to empower the self-organizing migrant society and transform a vacant building into a bottom-up icon.Da Lang Fever 2.0 is part of  the exhibition Pearl River Delta 2.0, within the 2015 Shenzhen Biennale of  Urbanism/Architecture and has been developed in close collaboration with the Da Lang Government.

 
photo Lard Buurman

photo Lard Buurman

 

 

SHENZHEN BIENNALE

type
concept and exhibition design

location
Shenzhen, China

year
2015

status
completed

collaborators
Linda Vlassenrood (INTI)
Ekim Tan (Play the city)
Lard Buurman