In the summer of 2013, we were ready to go.. it was time for the Lucid China Trip! With 26 students of Industrial Design accompanied by 3 three staff members we headed of to our adventure in China.
In these three weeks we got more familiar with each other, as well as with the Chinese culture and all the wonderful things we encountered in this Eastern world. In a mixture of culture, design and business our trip took us through various cities, that each differed in size, ambiance and surroundings.
The country is of course well-known for the label ‘Made in China’ but us young designers explored what ‘Designed in China’ means. Why are all the companies located there and what does ‘design’ mean in this foreign culture?
This documentary is a collection of episode that are a reflection on the difference in culture and design. Learn about how a copy culture goes hand in hand with a protective nature, do you design as an individual or for the common good? We find cultural traditions in the good old stuff but we might also find these in the ‘brand new’. Should we see China as the ‘The Factory of the World’? And how to find tranquility in an overpopulated place?
Sit back and join the discussion!
Lucid’s China Docu Team
Dive back into our journey along Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hefei, Nanjing, and Beijing. An overview of all the different places we visited and the modes of transportation that brought us there.
Between the ancient stones and souvenir shops hide insights about the Chinese copy culture. From the Great Wall to the Forbidden City, from the Great Buddha to the Fake Temple, what can old stuff tell about China today?
This salamander is crawling along all the pretty places China has to offer! Watch him go, it’s amazing!
China knows many traditions. In these traditions we find many peaceful places of humble tranquility, where men can be in balance with nature. However.. these places are found by many men as well.
Get a taste of the bizarre bites we tried, the delicious delicacies we discovered, the spices that scorched our senses and all the great meals that we’ve we shared. Gambei!
As a group of young designers we explored ‘Design in China’. Why are all the companies located in China? And what does ‘design’ mean within this culture? How are China’s designers of the future educated?
What was it like to be part of THE China Trip group? What motivated us to visit China and what crazy situations do you encounter traveling as a Western group in China?
An over the top building with an overload of stimuli. Booze, microphones, more booze, crazy moves and absolutely no shame: the perfect recipe for a crazy KTV night!
‘Made in China’ a well-discussed label. Our visit to the factory in Hefei put things into perspective. Should we perceive China as ‘Factory of the World’?
Meet the team behind this docu! - “The two most powerful forces are patience and time.”