A square mile in Shanghai

The Blog which follows is now presented chronologically as an archived blog narrative.

October 21st Chinatown, London

I spend an afternoon in Chinatown. I ask around for a map of Shanghai and a plug adaptor — UK to China — but no luck. Although in the bookshop I find a map of the whole land mass, a serious map of China. I photograph it in a stone plant container that may also [...]

The intercultural meeting in Bethnal Green, 27th Oct

The Shanghai artist Shaw (Zhifeng Xu) arrives in London. His square mile is in Leyton. We decide to meet and compare notes and maps, before I fly to Shanghai the following day. I chose the Bethnal Green cafe E. Pellici for a breakfast rendezvous before meeting my performance group at Wimbledon College of Art for [...]