DOCUMENTA KASSEL 16/06-23/09 2007

Informal Territories – Fairytale

documenta 12 magazines, 21 June, 1 pm, documenta 12 Halle

Ai Wei Wei in conversation with Jiang Jun (Urban China/ Shanghai, Guangzhou), Laurent Gutierrez and Valérie Portefaix (MapOffice/ Hong Kong). With participants of “Fairytale” in the audience.

This talk will reflect upon Ai Wei Wei's project “Fairytale” in the context of a wider research on informal territories and the self-organisation of migrants carried out by the urbanists of MapOffice in the Chinese Pearl River Delta. Where did the 1001 temporary inhabitants of “Fairytale” come from and what will they experience in Kassel?

Language: English