Ge Zhou's foundation design blog
RSS icon Email icon
  • Roanoke–definition of a city

    Posted on April 20th, 2013 Ge No comments

    On April 13th, my studio took a trip to Roanoke for an exhibition of John Cage. I spent about 3 hours there and Roanoke left a big impression on me. I grown up in a very crowded city in China and spent two years in rural area(horses, deers, cows and farms all around) in Massachusetts. I had experiences with two kind of extreme environments. Because of whatI saw as I grow up, I define city as in cities like new york city and Beijing. However, when I see Roanoke, it changes my view of city. City represents mixtures.  It can be a mixture of culture, a mixture of building styles and a mixture of old and new. The juxtaposition and balance among different elements are what define city. Roanoke is definitely an interesting city. It has a lot to offer to the visitors. I would love to go back if I can. Here are some pictures I took during my visit.