RED BUBBLE - China
This project highlights a recent phenomenon of the Chinese forlorn built-scape and its relationship with the society. Fifteen years ago, the government decided to boost the real estate market by erecting immense numbers of new cities and buildings without prior planning of supporting infrastructure and its immediate effect on the lower class population. The paradox of this issue lies on the families who live in harsh, impoverished conditions when there are more than 64 millions of empty apartments across the cities and to discover not surprisingly those few who prosper from the market speculation – which increase drastically up to 60% since 2005 - that create high social distinction within the communist land.