Concrete Flux

Summary

Concrete Flux is a multi-media, multi-disciplinary online journal which takes as its subject matter China's hyper-fast emerging urban spaces, their meaning and one's everyday experiences of them. We believe that a new configuration of space through urbanisation will lead to a new configuration of society. Our aim, then, is to contribute to some understanding of or gain insight into what these spaces, which seem to emerge faster than our minds can log and assess, may mean.

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Concrete Flux is a multi-media, multi-disciplinary online journal which takes as its subject matter China’s hyper-fast emerging urban spaces, their meaning and one’s everyday experiences of them. We believe that a new configuration of space through urbanisation will lead to a new configuration of society. Our aim, then, is to contribute to some understanding of or gain insight into what these spaces, which seem to emerge faster than our minds can log and assess, may mean.

 

The possibilities of these new modes of thinking will be further pushed in discussion groups to be held both online, through our newsletter, and through events. We also hope that these discussions will offer new ideas and possibilities for new collaborations amongst  artists, designers, writers, photographers etc. with an interest in Chinese urban spaces.

 

Concrete Flux is designed more as a facilitator of and platform for projects than as a project in and of itself.

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Concrete Flux (流泥) is an online pdf journal concerned with urban spaces, the processes of urbanisation and people’s experiences of these rapidly emerging new configurations of space across China. The first issue, focused on Beijing, is scheduled to be uploaded at the end of August. It’s launch will be accompanied by a series of presentations and group discussions at the Institute for Provocation, from which we hope to generate the second issue’s theme.