Architecture, Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design
“One Hundred Years of Solitude”
A word from the artist :
“In the historical development process of the past hundred years, waves of industrial revolutions have swept the world, and human civilization has advanced rapidly on the road of development, but in the process of development, the protection of the element of “nature” has been ignored , resulting in a series of remaining problems. Today, a hundred years later, standing at a historical juncture, low-carbon and environmental protection have become the main theme of the world. The conflict between the century-old modernization process and the natural environment needs to be resolved urgently. How to achieve a balance between development and protection? Continuing this kind of intergenerational fairness will become a problem that human beings should seriously consider after “One Hundred Years of Solitude”.
From a distance, the work looks like a cloak that has been forcibly pieced together, and it is also like two wings that generate and restrain each other. The right half of the wing is based on green, symbolizing environmental protection and nature. The dilemma, the great black chasm that exists between the two wings, is the fundamental problem that we will have to solve in the future, that is, “the fundamental relationship between nature, society, ecology, economy and the use of natural resources must be studied to ensure global sustainable development.”
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.