WANG Dekun, LI Zhuoyu
Architecture, Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design
A word from the artist :
“The great achievements of modern civilization came from the early industrial overdraft of the ecological environment. Living on land at the same time, most people can’t see or touch Marine pollution, so it’s hard to have a direct feel like air pollution.
With the development of heavy industry, the living area of Marine life is constantly being eroded by human beings. Factories emit a lot of smoke every day without any hesitation. Through them, we can only see the crying of Marine creatures. The city seems to be built in the territory of creatures. Perhaps what man sees as prosperity is what animals see as cruel deprivation and endless encroachment. Where will we go if the cities of the future fall into the sea? Focus on Marine life, focus on the biological community.”
About the IDEARTS
Art can be defined in a thousand different manners. In today’s world, it is increasingly regarded as a way to learn and share about sustainability and green technologies; as a lever to raise awareness on climate change and throw light on workarounds for global warming; as a means to better understand the problematics of our times and the prospects for our future.
For its very first edition, Vadviam’s IDEARTS programme has invited Architecture and Landscape Architecture students from renowned Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design to create artworks intended to illustrate environmental issues and offer solutions for global sustainability.