Inside Beijing

by Gabriele Battaglia & Claudia Pozzoli 

Inside Beijing is a multimedia project covering the political and cultural capital of China. A diary describing Beijing through words, images, sounds and noises. It focuses mainly on two aspects connected to each other: the urban development of the metropolis and the evolution of the Chinese culture. What ideas lie at the heart of the city’s various places? Why, for example, Beijing boasts a gigantic square but has no public spaces? What kind of connection exists between the official and the popular culture emanating from the underbelly of the city?