Rigorous data meets bold graphic design in Urban China, a monthly Chinese magazine devoted to urbanism (each issue explores a single, thoroughly researched theme) that has remained, since its launch in 2005, relatively unknown in the West. Now making an appearance at UCLA’s Hammer Museum after a six-week stint at New York’s New Museum, the magazine goes live and off the page. Urban China: Informal Cities includes a wall graphic of images and numbers, a database of photographs (such as the curtain of flattened cans, above), reclaimed construction materials as part of the exhibition’s “built environment,” and a few back issues of the magazine, too. Through July 19.
Credit: Courtesy Urban Chine, Underline Office Jiang Jun