“Hangzhou House” by Li Qing: Globalization is an Idea
The series of photography takes a large number of single houses left by the villages in the city to be demolished during the urban renewal and expansion in Hangzhou in recent years. These buildings (mostly nail households) are isolated from the original community buildings, forming a special and absurd sense of form. Photography is the last gaze of these buildings. At the same time, the images of these houses also become a special database, reflecting the aesthetic judgment of Chinese people on the rich life in imagination in an economic development and consumerism period, and the style of hybridity and cottage reflects a kind of local modernism architectural practice. The architecture is a reflection shown through community and group style, subjecting to how people receive information. It represents how knowledge of globalization is spreading and being shared throughout China.