Building Asia Brick by Brick | Teach Through Play is a series of public interactive programs designed to encourage children to explore ideas about design and develop an urban awareness.
During the Shenzhen Biennale, "Building Asia Brick by Brick Teach Through Play" will invite Shenzhen youngsters and architects to first build an oversized Map of China. The subsequent construction of cities on this map is based on the French salon game of “Rotating Corpse,” where a group of players collectively assemble a story or image. Here, each collaborator adds to the composition without being allowed to see the previous contribution. Each team of architects and children will contribute a section to an imaginary city that represents both diverse aesthetic sensibilities and principals of community. The final product is both a vision of China and the act of modeling the inter-generational teamwork necessary to create tomorrow's community.