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Blinking City Map by Marcella Campa and Stefano Avesani.

Blinking City, by Beijing-based Italian architects Marcella Campa and Stefano Avesani, is a re-interpretation of traditional city maps where the environments are constantly changing and growing. In today’s world, a city map is usually out-of-date by the time it is published, especially in fast growing and evolving economies such as China.

Blinking City Map by Marcella Campa and Stefano Avesani.

The Blinking City map is shown as a collage of several Hutong neighborhoods of Beijing, painted on the wall of a dilapidated courtyard house in Xianyukou district, at the Beijing’s city center. The images are just part of the Blinking City multi-media program, and the stencil wall art shows dilapidated and abandoned houses under demolition. Game designer Eric Zimmerman and architect Nathalie Pozzi, assisted in generating the color legends and their meaning.

Blinking City Map by Marcella Campa and Stefano Avesani.

Other media methods portray the changing city topology include lenticular discs, photographic records and video animation.

Visit: Blinking City Stencil