The Unfinished Utopia


Jayne Yu Wang


The Unfinished Utopia is an installation of a fictional city, Fangchuan, at the border of China, Russia, and North Korea. Following a foreign flaneur’s diary, the audience will have the opportunity to explore the city and learn about its culture, economics, politics, and the three countries’ relationship through audio, photography, architectural design, Instagram posts, and ordinary objects in this city. This fictional character makes posts about his/her observations on Instagram and interacts with other fictional characters in the diary and Instagram users in the real world. Each of us who has an Instagram account is encouraged to be a citizen of Fangchuan and participate in this Utopia’s development. 

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