A film by Ying Jiang, Claire Floquet and Michael Trabitzsch
Urbanisation is transforming 21st century culture around the world. Nowhere is this transformation more palpable than in Asia, and nowhere in Asia more than in China.
From the West, from Europe, it looks like the herald of the apocalypse, like a synthesis of chaos, noise, narrowness, loss of individuality. That may be so, for many people, for many years. But these urban centres are the source of growth and progress in China and around the world. They will not only help to shape the culture of the 21st century, they will significantly influence it.
A report on some of China’s megacities. Role models for the city of the future?