最近友人CG和他在深圳某都市設計工作室的同事準備在米蘭的一個建築設計博物館開一個展,主題是北京的Informal Infrastructure。CG 決定要以廢品回收作為展覽的切入點,並向我借一些關於舊磚回收再利用的田野資料。說實在的,我覺得Informality不是一個很好用的概念,也從來不懂什麼什麼是Infrastructure。不過大概是最近論文寫得很煩,也很好奇設計工作者會拼貼出什麼不一樣的視野,所以就答應了。

小弟的論文講的其實就只有兩個概念: Productive Waste 與 Centrality of the Periphery。不過學術界的概念工具作為菁英們證明自身存在價值的春藥總是無可避免的導致一般大眾讀者的昏睡或嘔吐感,所以CG和我決定以看圖說故事的方式溝通。CG 作為一個建築設計與紀錄片工作者必然有他自己的故事想講,所以我也不知道我提供的資料最後會被什麼樣的敘述方式呈現。不過既然圖和文字都有了,我想就放上blog娛樂大家一下。這北京舊磚頭的奇幻旅程我到現在都還是覺得很妙。

p.s. 一堆文法錯誤,沒空改,請見諒。






2010 NATSA Call for Papers – 肉圓邑


Abstract Submission Deadline: December 31, 2009 (Deadline Extended!)

Main Theme:
China Effect: Securing Taiwan in the Age of Conflicts and Cooperation

Minor Themes:
A). Beyond the Political Economy of Natural Disaster and Calamity: Toward a Humanitarian Recovery and Sustainable Development
B). Reconsidering and Destabilizing the Category of “Minorities”: Civil Society and its Discontents
C). Cultures of Ocean and Land: The Construction of Taiwanese Histories and Identities by Cultural and Creative Industries


“Original Ecology” Performance (2009美國人類學學會年會文章摘要) by 大頭萱


“Original Ecology” Performance: Place-making and Politics of Body in Northwest Yunnan, China


“This is a performance acted by soul…Ten strong men from majority nationalities, common farmers from 16 villages, it is the over 500 non-professional dark-skinned performers…They use the most original actions, the most native songs, the most boiling hot sweat, dancing with the heaven, singing with the nature, bringing absolute shock to your hearts.”


This is a quotation from a pamphlet introducing an “original ecology” (yuanshengtai) performance in northwest Yunnan, China. According to the words of the pamphlet, an “original ecology” performance is especially characterized by “farmers,” “unprofessional performers,” “native,” and “nature.” “Original ecology” performances have become not only the way for the world to imagine northwest Yunnan, but also the stage for the local farmers, the so-called “unprofessional performers,” to perform their identity as a new way for livelihoods. “Original ecology” performances, therefore, have provided an arena for investigating the relationship between place-making and politics of body in the context of post-socialist development. On the one hand, the image and rhetoric of “original ecology” performance has made the performers of ethnic minorities rearticulate their bodies with the capitalized imagination of a lost utopian society. On the other hand, “original ecology” performance becomes the “embodiment” of a new post-socialist imaginary life, in which ethnic minorities in northwest Yunnan are marching ahead together with the Chinese state into a future of economic well-being and modernity. Therefore, behind this emerging style of performance is a relational process mobilizing “ethnic body” as an essential landscape for place-making of post-socialist development.



(1) 三里屯書蟲書吧

書蟲書吧 (北京三里屯)

書蟲書吧被 Beijinger 稱北京最棒的無線網路咖啡店


大師:服務員, 你們網路好像有問題, MSN 和 Google Talk 都用不了, 而且開網頁的速度很慢。

服務員:好的, 我去跟經理說一下, 不過我預期不會有什麼幫助。(痞子揚坐在一旁 OS: 那你可不可以作一些有幫助的事?)




Landscape under Connections-寫於2009美國人類學學會年會 (肉圓邑)


今年(2009)的美國人類學學會(American Athropological Association,簡稱AAA)年會,肉圓邑以session organizer的身分,寫了以下的Session Abstract,小弟也順便在雞鴨狗狒這兒獻醜了:

AAA 2009 Annual Meeting: Session AbstractLandscape under Connections: Networks and Encounters of Place-Making in East and Southeast Asia

Up until the mid-1970’s, social science in general took landscape as a tangible object “out there” to be empirically accessed, described and researched. At this time, social scientists traced the evolution of landscape by emphasizing reconstruction of the past and privileged the non-urban or pre-industrial sites for landscape studies. Since the 1980’s, looking for more engagement with the wider social context in which cultures are formed and explained, social scientists of landscape studies started conceptualizing landscape as the manifestation of critical sociopolitical issues like difference, inequality, power, exclusion, social stratification, etc. However, this vibrant theoretical ferment of landscape studies has confronted another challenge resulting from the scenarios of multi-scale connections between different actors working with diverse objectives, and a reorientation of studies seems imperative to understand the significance of landscape under current multi-scale connections. Accordingly, incorporating different studies in and of East Asia and Southeast Asia, this session intends to regroup landscape studies by dealing with three related sets of theoretical frameworks: 閱讀更多…