Shanghai in Transit
Shanghai in Transit: Perceiving the Metropolis
The cityscape of Shanghai developed relatively informally from its creation as a market town into a dispersed fabric of high-rise and low-rise housing. Its illogical organization produces a chaotic reading of the city. By looking back to Zhang Zeduan’s 12th Century painting “Life along the River on the Eve of the Qing Ming Festival,” this project traces the initial act that created Shanghai, its resonance in the current city and how that is perceived by means of the transit system.