Bishan Project: Rural Reconstruction and Practical Utopia

Bishan Project: Rural Reconstruction and Practical Utopia

Ou Ning

Series Name School of Museum Studies
Speaker Ou Ning
Type Lectures & Talks
When 16 Nov 2017, 07:00PM - 08:30PM
Venue Museum Studies Hall
Open To University staff and students
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact xz215@leicester.ac.uk

The School of Museum Studies welcomes eminent artist, Ou Ning, for a lecture and discussion, exploring his project exploring the imbalances between cities and the countryside in China. The Bishan Project (2010-2016) started out from wanting to address those imbalances between cities and the countryside that had manifested grim realities such as the deterioration of agricultural industries, rural villages, and farm labourer empowerment, and were the direct result of excessive urbanization. Ou Ning is an artist, filmmaker, curator, editor and activist from China, renowned for his urban research and contributions to the rural reconstruction movement. His films San Yuan Li (2003) and Meishi Street (2006) document the displacement of traditional communities through urban regeneration. Ning’s work in rural reconstruction is centred in a small village in Anhui Province where he founded the Bishan Commune and School of Tillers.

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