This catalogue accompanies Map Office's 'The Chinese Box', an exhibition held at Officine Farneto, Rome from April to May 2010. Presenting a collection of recent work by Map Office, a Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary platform established in 1996 by French architects/artists Laurent Gutierrez and Valerie Portefaix, 'The Chinese Box' is a site-specific project showcasing Map Office's urban-anthropological investigation at the space arrangement designed by IaN+. The relationship between landscapes of contemporary China and its inhabitants is explored through photographs, drawings, comics, videos and objects.

This book comprises essays by the curators and other contributors in bilingual. The volume is closed by a conversation between Map Office and Ai Weiwei. Artist biographies included.
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Map office. Travelling, between Multiform Islands and Landscapes/ map office. in viaggio, tra isole e paesaggi multiormi - Emilia GIORGI

Homes for China - Maurizio BORTOLOTTI

The City You Can't See on Google Earth/ la città che non potete vedere su google earth - Ilka RUBY, Andreas RUBY

Personal Island or Element of Plot?/ isola personale o elemento della trama? - HOU Hanru, 侯瀚如

An Eclectic Atlas about Hong Kong/ un atlante eclettico su hong kong - Stefano BOERI

mise en abyme de la réalité - Didier Fiuza FAUSTINO

Encounters/ incontri - Carmelo BAGLIVO, Luca GALOFARO

The Chinese Box - Anne PALOPOLI

Redefining Landscape in China: from Tradition to Contemporaneity/ ridefinire il paesaggio in cina: dalla tradizione alla contemporaneità - Filippo SALVIATI

Ai Weiwei Explores Map Office/ ai weiwei esplora map office

Map Office: The Chinese Box
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