People mountain people sea - 人山人海, China
The People Republic of China is the most populated country in the world with 1.35 billion citizens [Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2011].
People mountain, people sea is an old Chinese saying indicating a very large group of people. Few years ago a young Taiwanese boy told me this sentence when describing a huge crowd travelling to a rock festival; and it did make sense. With this spirit I have begun to work on this project, fascinated by the multitude, and by the strong sense of community I was feeling in Chinese neighbourhoods.
The recent years' socio-economical progress and modernization, together with the fast modifications of the environment are changing the relationship between people and their communities.
It is my personal interest to investigate the problematic that an individual may face in such a habitat; what is its relationship with other individuals? What is the relationship with the environment?
this project is ongoing