'Look At My Bag!' Celebrates Old Beijing's Architecture

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 9, 2014
References: instanthutong & designboom
'Look At My Bag!' is an interactive project designed for the BeijingONE Arts Festival 2014. Developed by Instant Hutong, the project invites people to take an image depicting some classic architectural element associated with Old Beijing and walk through the alleys carrying the piece on their shoulder. The selected images could symbolize a map of a neighborhood, a plan of a single house, a piece of furniture or a decorative item.

The drawings are presented in a technical fashion as black wireframe lines on a white background, minus unnecessary graphic details. The drawings have either been zoomed in or out and transformed into wearable and carriable accessories fitted with bands, straps and handles, hence the project name 'Look At My Bag!'. Visitors to the exhibition were encouraged to take these architectural accessories and explore the city.



Photo Credits: designboom, instanthutong