francesca valsecchi

Francesca Valsecchi 魏佛蘭

Assistant Professor, College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University
Francesca is a researcher and practitioner in communication, interaction, and social design. She is Italian, but she has been in Asia for more than a decade. Her works across the keywords of visual literacy and open culture, with a very strong trans-cultural approach. She travels extensively in space, time, seas, and fantasies.

Wesley Boers

Wes Boers is a Shanghai-based Canadian photographer. He specializes in analog-process photography and has his own darkroom here in Shanghai. He loves the process of developing photos and watching the image come to life. He especially loves resurrecting and breathing new life into found pieces.

Saverio Silli

Saverio Silli was born in Rome where he lived and worked as an architect and opened the first Fablab in the city. He has since been visiting and working in Fablabs all over the world where he teaches digital fabrication. He has lived in China since 2016 and joined the Laoximen Club because he wishes to one day be an old man eating seeds on a chair that he repaired on the street of an old neighborhood.

suci li

Suci Li

Suci Li was born in Shenzhen just as her country was leaping forward economically and culturally. The changing world around her was her springboard to dive into both business and arts, which has resulted in her becoming a successful amateur photographer. Suci is a also member of China's regional Burning Man, Dragon Burn, as well as an art curator. After her successful entrepreneurship, she now transitioning herself into conceptual documentary photography career, she will begin a degree in US and UK this autumn.

About the Artists

We are four shanghai citizens with a shared passion for long walks, and old cameras. Quite by chance, we found each other and met to talk about our photographs, the long time we spend wandering in the city, and scavenging it’s ruins in search of hidden beauty, memories and inspiration. We are not nostalgic! We love to look at the past as well as into the future. We aim to do something meaningful with our art. We want to blend into the environment, and be a part of the city. We dream of becoming old in a beautiful neighborhood creating new stories that can continue to grow and will stand the test of time.

关于艺术家 我们是四个上海市民,对散步和旧相机有着共同的热情。 很偶然,我们找到对方并开会讨论我们的照片,我们花了很长时间在城市里徘徊,并清理它的废墟,寻找隐藏的美丽,回忆和灵感。 我们不是怀旧的!我们喜欢看过去和过去。我们的目标是通过艺术做一些有意义的事情。我们希望融入环境,成为城市的一部分。我们梦想在一个美丽的街区变老,创造出可以继续成长并经得起时间考验的新故事。

Francesca Valsecchi 魏佛蘭
Wesley Boers
Saverio Silli
Suci Li 黎淑思

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