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Rural Nostalgia | Urban Dream

  • TUE - SUN
    22/05 > 31/07
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/08 > 21/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Meng Fanhao (Chinese, b.1979) from line + studio (China, est.2018)



Rural Nostalgia | Urban Dream is an installation of a large 1:30 street space model of the Dongziguan village. The three projects, Dongziguan affordable housing, Stray bird art hotel • Songyang, and Teahouse in Jiuxing Village, represented in this installation are not only about the design of spaces, but also the design of rural communal experiences guided by architectural design. At its entrance are eight typical family houses and a village activity center, which aim to represent programmatic uses and life scenes from the village. Visitors can walk into the streets and alleys to experience a representation of the daily life of villagers from the perspective of human beings, forming an interactive relationship among street space, rural life, and exhibition experience.

Biennale Sneak Peek

Image 1 – How will we live together?
Our exhibits try to break the “siege” of China’s urban and rural areas, realize the modern life for the rural people, and build a rural pastoral experience for the urban people. The integration of urban and rural is our response to the theme of How will we live together?.


Image 2 – Sneak peek of the project
Scene in the making of handmade exhibition model. We use the 1:30 model to restore the real life scene. There is a subtle scale relationship between the model and our hands.

Production credits

Meng Fanhao

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