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MovingCities | Instagram

MovingCities on instagram: @movingcities_org
MovingCities on instagram: @movingcities_org

In 2013, MovingCities started using instagram [@movingcities_org] to capture our life in and above the cities, while on the move and wherever else we found ourselves: Shanghai 上海, Beijing 北京, Hangzhou 杭州, Chongqing 重庆, Guilin 桂林Lisbon, Antwerp, Bari or Lecce.
Understanding these moments as fleeting impressions of spatial conditions that captured our interest, we feature a selection of 18 images that tie 2013 together. You can find the whole overview here, and follow us in 2014 here. read more »

Hong Kong >> Shanghai

Leaving Hong Kong International Airport | April 19, 2009
Leaving Hong Kong International Airport | April 19, 2009

Mid-April MovingCities was for a couple of days in Hong Kong 香港. While on our way back to Shanghai 上海 we advanced our series of aerophotography, realizing it’s the first time we landed and took-off from Hong Kong. read more »

Shanghai >> Hangzhou

Shanghai - Hangzhou | April 22, 2013
Shanghai - Hangzhou | April 22, 2013

During the month of April, MovingCities spend three Mondays in Hangzhou 杭州 lecturing at the School of Architecture of China Academy of Art Hangzhou [CAA 中国美术学院建筑艺术学院] on the relation between architecture, urbanism and the movies. While travelling on the Shanghai–Hangzhou High-Speed Railway [also known as Huhang High-Speed Railway 沪杭高速铁路], we kept on documenting the changes and construction culture along the train tracks. read more »

Chongqing | Huangjueping Graffiti Street

Huangjueping in Chongqing's Jiulongpo District | January 18, 2013
Huangjueping in Chongqing's Jiulongpo District | January 18, 2013

Huangjueping Graffiti Street 黄桷坪涂鸦街 is said to be the largest graffiti art region in China and the world. While in Chongqing 重庆, MovingCities visited the area home to a number of galleries, studios, and art schools – most notably, the 501 Art Warehouse and Organhaus Art Space and the old campus of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute [SCFAI 四川美术学院]. read more »

Chongqing | topography & territory

Chongqing 重庆 | January 17, 2013
Chongqing 重庆 | January 17, 2013

Last week, MovingCities visited Chongqing 重庆. Located in the South-West of China and at the confluence of the Jialing River 嘉陵江 and Yangtze River 扬子江, this metropolis is one of the PRC’s four direct-controlled municipalities [the other three are Beijing 北京, Shanghai 上海 and Tianjin 天津]. Chongqing is know for a variety of reasons, one for its nearly 30 million inhabitants, another, maybe less known, that it has Asia’s longest escalator [112 meter].
In our first set of pictures we look at the city’s topography. read more »

Shanghai >> Shenzhen | from pigeon to airplane

Shanghai - Shenzhen | December 7, 2012
Shanghai - Shenzhen | December 7, 2012

Last month, MovingCities flew from Shanghai 上海 to Shenzhen 深圳.
In the past years, we landed in Shenzhen 深圳 from many different directions. This time around we descended along the city’s most densified urban areas and used this opportunity to discuss the relation between aerophotography and the work German apothecary Julius Neubronner [1852-1932]. Or how aerophotography moved from pigeon photography to the cabin cruising.
But the ambition is the same, to develop a “Method of and Means for Taking Photographs of Landscapes from Above.read more »

Jakarta >> Yogyakarta

Jakarta - Yokyakarta | August 7, 2012
Jakarta - Yokyakarta | August 7, 2012

Last week, MovingCities went on a four-day field trip to Yogyakarta. Reason so was to visit a new artist studio/house by Andra Matin, meet up with architect/artist Eko Prawoto [see our 2008 coverage on his work] and get to know the city and its surrounding. Once again we are flying over Java [check also Jakarta to Surabaya and Jakarta to Bali]. We were on-the-move, doing some aerophotography. Pictures from the world’s most populous island. read more »

Shanghai >> Hangzhou

Shanghai - Hangzhou | April 26, 2012
Shanghai - Hangzhou | April 26, 2012

A couple of years we ago explained the objective of repetitive research as way to look better, to look deeper, to see fragments of a fleeting city, to pick up new pieces, to arrange and re-arrange – while repeatedly taking the same road – those architectures one hasn’t noticed before. We present a new case study; a Shanghai 上海 to Hangzhou 杭州 comparison. read more »

Jingdezhen | In & Out

Jingdezhen | April 22, 2012
Jingdezhen | April 22, 2012

Jingdezhen 景德镇 is a stop-over city but also known for being a “Porcelain Capital” as it has been producing quality pottery for 1700 years. It is situated in the north-east of Jiangxi Province of China and neighbours Anhui. The city center area is located in the north-east of the Poyang Lake Plain, its area is 5,256 km² and the highest point is 1,618 metres. While on-the-move, the plane made a pit-stop. Accidental aerophotography. read more »

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