Embroidered Maps

Urban Carpet
Marcella Campa and Stefano Avesani

From the InstantHutong project

MARCELLA CAMPA and STEFANO AVESANI have been deeply interested in the change in Chinese cities since 2003. In 2005, they initiated 2 projects that explore the transformation of historical districts in Bejing and Shanghai, China. 

Their collaborative work, Urban Carpet, consists of 8 hand-embroidered pieces using the same technique of the propaganda slogans on large fabrics used by the communist party during the seventies . A Hutong is an ancient city alley or lane typical in  BeijingChina.

Read more about Marcella and Stefano here.