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Part 1 Project 2013
Lijia Bao
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University | China
When I was on the site, the place looks so dead that the time seems to be stagnant. Somehow, the rumbustious construction area near my site attracted me, leading me to feel something powerful and magical was happening underneath this dusty area.

Like a huge machine, carrying the whole city’s underground. Like a quart, someday, it will reveal itself and people will be astonished by this unseen world. Or like an unknown planet, on which the technology is secretly changing the other side – a living earth for us. That was when I decided this concept – Fantasy.

What makes a fantasy great is the possibility that it might come true and the process waiting for it to happen is the most wonderful thing that a fantasy can give to us. And this is what the site gave me – a glimpse of a ‘wonderland’. Nothing was happening on the site, however, I believe I saw a world, a world I envisioned, fantasized.

FAN1348 itself is a fantasy created by me. It is a fancy I had on the site. A living building, a moving system, which introduced my dream to fantasized reality. For me, it is the process, which a fantasy turns into a living dream, and then gets connected with the real world.

Lijia Bao


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