On May 31st I traveled to Beijing China with UB for a “Visual Studies Workshop”. We interacted & worked with the Central Academy of Fine Arts students and produced individual projects in a 15 day time frame. The idea was to experience and discuss Old Beijing vs New Beijing. I, myself thought this was rather difficult seeing as Beijing was completely new to us; even the “Old” parts. After some discussions & brainstorming I decided to focus on a slightly different subject; drinking culture in Beijing, which still relates to the initial topic just in a slightly less direct way. I was looking for a topic that I was interested in and would be inspired and motivated to research and present and this seemed to fit the bill.
Below is a series of photos, artifacts and general documentation of my research and development of a project I will be continuing in the future.