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A history of collective movements

“A History of Collective Movements” portrays national mobilization in the context of China’s modernization process. The 2×4 Beijing Team is interested in the appearance of all kinds of movements which marked big changes in Chinese society. They reflect lives, politics, fashion, culture and technology development by using the familiar, lifeless round-headed icons which are common to any public building.

This graphic system derives from an iconic 2×4 project about environmental design for the “IIT McCormick Tribune Campus Center”, designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. This project surveys more than 50 years of Chinese collective movements from 1949 until today.

2×4 Beijing

Sept. 23rd – Oct. 7th
The Global School /
Marketplace /
52 Gongmenkou Dongcha