February 11

China Quick-Fix Walking Tour of Xiamen: book via contact page


March 7-8

Video presentation Urban Culture Forum Bangkok




China Quick Fix


This talk explores the phenomenon of the ‘quick-fixes’ that can be seen widely on the streets and in homes across China. These seemingly spontaneous and insignificant quick- fixes, when viewed as a whole, offer a unique way of viewing contemporary Chinese society itself. This talk introduces and explores some of the sizable photographic archive of quick-fixes Aitchison has collected and in doing so jumps across fields connecting documentary photography to craft techniques, generational politics, decision making processes, the status of public space, wealth distribution and recycling, to name but a few of the directions it shoots out in. It provides a ground level view of China during its current period of rapid urbanisation and modernisation and considers the quick-fix as the contemporary Chinese modus operandi. Rather than seeing them as a negative thing, however, this body of work communicates some of the creativity that can be found in quick-fixes, whilst not forgetting the reasons that require them in the first place.

China Quick Fix Blog





Video



A short review and description of tour style performances created 2013-16.




Publishing


The Emancipated Tourist a paper on the subject of reimagining tourism through art is currently available to view and comment upon.


The Tour of All Tours blog remains very active with a number of recent reviews from Xiamen, Genhe, Shanghai, Dublin and London.