A selection of our Encounter......Shanghai Portraits. Each features our Shanghai Time Capsule.
This work entails capturing a region via the eyes of residents we encounter as they go along their daily lives in diverse public spaces. They are photographed after they have randomly commented on our Time Capsule which is featured in each photo. All are asked a series of questions about their city and are invited to become collaborators on our additional projects about their region.
Encounter is being created under People Make Places, a series of long-term public participatory international art projects exploring the identity of diverse cities, their people, places and cultures. We are developing this series to encourage wider engagement in the arts, deepen community spirit and break down perceptions/stereotypes of regions and cultures. Works under the banner of People Make Places to date include Encounter, City Portraits and Reflections.