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Lab Field Trip 2015

  • On July 14, 2015

The IALab this year visited China beginning in the northern sub-zero temperatures of Beijing and ending almost a month later in the tropical warmth of Hong Kong. On our travels the Lab visited many cities and historical sites as well witnessing the industrial might of Chinas manufacturing regions.

A couple of highlights Included

  • Our residency at Xuzhou’s Architecture School where we ran an interactive design course in Arduino for 90 local students and built 14 installation prototypes for an exhibition at the University.
  • We visited the staggering 21,196 km long Great Wall and made a trip to the ancient capital city of Xi’an where the Terracotta Warriors protect the spirit of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.
  • We Visited Electronics Manufacturers & Technology companies in Shenzhen and Dongguan including Seeed Studio and the Industrial Giant Molex
  • Lots of architecture tours – especially interesting was Shanghai’s contrasting colonial and contemporary architecture.
  • Lots of great food from the different regions. And not forgetting lots of dancing and singing Karaoke (Thanks Ren Xiang).



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