Yi Xi Duo Jie
Architecture, Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design
“The city’s protective umbrella”
A word from the artist :
“The development of modern society is getting faster and faster, at the same time, an inevitable environmental problem is becoming more and more serious. The rapid development of mankind is worthy of recognition. However, more and more people are ignoring that the earth does not belong to us only. We are just a small part of nature. The consequences of pollution and damage caused by human development need to be borne by all individuals in nature. Rising temperatures, nuclear leaks and so on have taken a toll on humanity, but it is far less painful than the displacement of polar bears, and thousands of sea creatures should not have died. Human beings should not hide under the protective umbrella, but also respect nature and make rational use of everything in nature.”
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.