Sensual City Studio

STADIUM Each of my walks was unique. Even when I started out by walking the same route, it would differ from one day to another. [ + ]

STADIUM

Each of my walks was unique. Even when I started out by walking the same route, it would differ from one day to another. One day something would attract my attention in a much stronger manner than another, effortlessly making the decision of which path to take for me.
This time, I had an early dinner at the lilong. I had a discussion over the bright red shrimps, which I would eat and savour one after the other, with some of my neighbours sitting on the tables in front of the street vendor.
I decided to go for a walk, in order to digest the feast I had just enjoyed.
Now, without noticing, since there are always so many people on the streets at this time, in the early evening I wasn’t focusing much on my walk. Suddenly, I began to wonder whether this might be one of the largest and therefore most crowded renovated streets, and continued to do so for the next three hours.
However, this time I saw more lighting items to be purchased than normally. Binoculars   , items to put in one’s hair, flags and light-up hands. I looked up to see the sky filled with bright little UFOs in every colour of the rainbow, moving up and down the plaza. For indeed there was a plaza in front of me. My gaze shifted, and I saw the stadium, where a concert was in progress. I managed to follow the people, all going in one direction. The concert was sold out; however, they allowed me to come closer, since they thought I must have a ticket; they probably assume a laowai always has one, especially in a crowd of Shanghainese teenagers.
Even afterwards, I didn’t know the name of the band, but I will never forget the view from the top of this megastructure over the city and the football pitch, brightened up by colourful objects and singing citizens.

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MIMICS It is remarkable how you can have long conversations “just” using hand movements, facial contractions, bodily contortions and so forth… You find that there is always a way to communicate… well, maybe… actually, no, not always. The way Westerners represent drinking with a hand gesture, for instance, might turn out to be the gesture for the number six in Chinese; the number eight might be used for indicating a person or object; and the number ten might mean to be close to someone. [ + ]

MIMICS

It is remarkable how you can have long conversations “just” using hand movements, facial contractions, bodily contortions and so forth… You find that there is always a way to communicate… well, maybe… actually, no, not always.
The way Westerners represent drinking with a hand gesture, for instance, might turn out to be the gesture for the number six in Chinese; the number eight might be used for indicating a person or object; and the number ten might mean to be close to someone. Most of these hand gestures correspond to the way we learned to make shadow animals on the walls, with our parents, before going to sleep. The way Westerners usually represent eating doesn’t mean anything to most Chinese people… but you can always keep trying… until the person on the receiving end gets bored and leaves, that is.

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DÉRIVE Thanks to Shanghai’s safety, size and language barrier, it is the perfect city in which to dérive – to drift, to wander… Get in a taxi, walk, take a bus, follow any metro line, until you arrive somewhere… Get lost and discover the metropolis. [ + ]

DÉRIVE

Thanks to Shanghai’s safety, size and language barrier, it is the perfect city in which to dérive – to drift, to wander…
Get in a taxi, walk, take a bus, follow any metro line, until you arrive somewhere…
Get lost and discover the metropolis.

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PERSONAL SQUARE METRE When you   come from the West, many Chinese customs can seem shocking when you   first encounter them in Shanghai – actual culture shocks. Food, religion, ways of crossing the street, ways of addressing men, women and foreigners, clothing rules and decorum at the table – everything is different. [ + ]

PERSONAL SQUARE METRE

When you   come from the West, many Chinese customs can seem shocking when you   first encounter them in Shanghai – actual culture shocks.
Food, religion, ways of crossing the street, ways of addressing men, women and foreigners, clothing rules and decorum at the table – everything is different. Many questions suddenly present themselves: what things can and can’t I talk about? Then there’s the tactile aspect, too: am I allowed to touch someone? Are they allowed to touch me?
One element that quickly emerges in guise of an answer to some of these questions is space.
When queuing, waiting, taking public transport, buying tickets for the train (or indeed tickets for anything at all), dancing, whatever, remember this: your space is everyone’s space; your square meter of “personal space” doesn’t belong to you alone.

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SEARCH

Le Sensual City Studio est conçu comme un lieu de réflexion où se fabrique la pensée, long cheminement nécessaire au travail de conception et de réalisation des projets. Approcher l’espace dans sa complexité physique, fonctionnelle, sociologique, nécessite un décloisonnement des disciplines et un travail collectif : c’est ce que reflète la composition de l’équipe, étoffée par un riche faisceau de contributeurs. Cette démarche, à la croisée des savoirs et de la création, permet la rencontre des regards : une  démarche de co-construction ouverte qui enrichit la compréhension des enjeux et donne un sens à la conduite des projets menés au sein du Studio. Cette posture de recherche et d’approfondissement s’inscrit dans la tradition humaniste du studio, cabinet d’étude de la Renaissance où sciences et arts convergent et se nourrissent de leurs apports mutuels.

Cette interface est la matérialisation métaphorique de notre démarche : elle propose de partager une série de projets conçus dans des cadres variés et des logiques de recherche ponctuelles ou récurrentes. Que cela soit en déplaçant les cadres d’une commande ou en se créant des opportunités de réflexion, le projet reste le même : celui de la ville sensuelle.

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AMBIANCE
[54][55][15]
CIEL
[30][11][35]
CLIMAT
[27][21][33]
COMMUNAUTÉ
[17][5][9]
CORPS
[35][9][27]
EAU
[24][17][31]
ÉCHANGE
[52][36][20]
ENVIRONNEMENT
[16][11][17]
ÉQUILIBRE
[38][29][22]
ÉVÈNEMENT
[38][17][20]
EXPÉRIENCE
[33][35][9]
IDENTITÉ
[29][27][3]
IMAGINAIRE
[14][6][7]
INTIMITÉ
[7][3][7]
LUMIÈRE
[35][37][12]
MATIÈRE
[15][10][11]
MÉMOIRE
[8][9][1]
MISE EN SCÈNE
[43][8][38]
MOUVEMENT
[45][19][36]
MULTITUDE
[24][12][17]
MYSTÈRE
[11][6][8]
NUIT
[8][5][4]
PARCOURS
[24][28][5]
PAUSE
[35][11][22]
POROSITÉ
[7][12][1]
RÉCIT
[25][41][2]
REFLET
[5][0][10]
RYTHME
[5][0][4]
SEUIL
[24][15][8]
SIGNE
[43][47][13]
SITUATION
[30][16][23]
SON
[30][23][15]
TERRITOIRE
[23][25][6]
TRAME
[0][2][0]
TRANSPARENCE
[3][3][0]
VERTICALITÉ
[12][4][12]
VIDE
[4][4][5]
VIVANT
[40][21][34]
VOYAGE
[8][13][4]
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