Inkstone of Culture

Representing the generational gap currently present in China.

China is going trough a fast development that is creating a gap between generations and their culture. Just like a patina, it is possible to see how traditional Chinese culture is wearing off and creating a new modern Chinese culture.

Visitors can interact with the installation by leaving messages in the big inkstone that is filled with water. The visitors can simply use their hands to write messages in the water. After a given time the messages will flow to the middle of the inkstone, where it will merge.

This installation was the result of a collaboration between of students from the TUe and Jiangnan universities. Team Members: Jori Verbeek, Camila Mosso, 汪昊, 周瑜频, 肖忻婷

mockup of inkstone of culture