Speculative Grounds: Positions on Beijing’s Transformation
The publication Speculative Grounds is presenting the outcome of all the research projects by combining conversational, artistic, and essayistic contributions with scientific articles by scholars that Beijing22 invited to react to various questions and findings. Readers are invited to leaf through the collection or to immerse themselves deeper into the articles.
The associative, artistic, performative, and academic research have found a continuity in both the contents of the book and in the book itself as a tangible artefact. Divided into three parts that are separated by a stream of images that represents the constant flow of images and renderings that build the urban fabric of Beijing.
Artistic contribution: Ute Adamczewski, Beijing Dystopia (Li Pengfei, Songyi, Jing Y.), Chen Si’an, Lengyue + Xiaoxiao, Gongyu + Feng Zhixuan, Mirror Collective, John Monteith, Jannis Schulze, Wang Jiani, Wu Kaifeng, Sun Haoxi, Walls and Walnuts (Maj Horn, Yang Jialin, Liu Zhangbolong), Sponge Gourd Collective (Beatrix Chu, Daphne Xu, Diane Zhou)
Text contribution: Antonie Angerer, Giorgia Cestaro, Anna-Viktoria Eschbach, Florence Graezer Bideau, Gao Xiaoxue, Rania Ho, Samuel Kay, Jeroen de Kloet, Annie Malcolm, Liu Yiqiu, Helena Roux, Thierry Theurillat, Lu Xian, Zhang Mengke, Zhang Weili
Dimensions: 170 × 240 mm
Language: English, Chinese
Design: Jannis Schulze, Sonja Zagermann
Publisher: tria publishing platform