(un)Made in China Exhibition Featured at Beijing Design Week
Thirty years of unprecedented growth have transformed China's built environment and given the country a reputation as a land of opportunity for architects. While much attention—and some criticism—has focused on major completed works, little is known about projects that disappear, fizzle out, or sit abandoned. Through a unique and cutting-edge gallery display created in Cannon Design's Shanghai office, the (un)Made in China exhibition sought to shed new light upon 12 of these unrealized projects from firms around the world that would otherwise have been fated to remain in the shadows forever.
Launching its international traveling tour, the exhibit was recently shown at the world-renowned Beijing Design Week—with total visitors exceeding 5 million and a transaction volume that reached 5.6 billion yuan ($890 million). Cannon Design Principal and curator of (un)Made in China, Mike Tunkey, spoke during Design Week about the stories captured while creating the exhibition. Listen to his recording here.
Triggering a new level of interest in design and the built environment, (un)Made in China has been extensively covered in Chinese professional and public press as well as online publications. Read the recent DeZeen article about the exhibition here.
View the making of (un)Made in China below: