13 December 2019 (Friday) – 10 January 2020 (Friday)
7:00am – 11:00pm
The wheelbarrow had a strong link with nature and productivity. This invention transformed the way humans live with nature. The Chinese wheelbarrow took advantage of the abiotic energy (like wind) to increase the production capacity. If, on the one hand, water, sunlight, air, and soil constitute part of the system that makes life possible; on the other hand, the wheelbarrow deals with uncertainties around balance. In this system, everything needs equilibrium.
Abiotic equilibrium proposes a way to visualize those intangible relations around the contemporary human-nature discourse by rethinking the ancient Chinese’s practice. It interacts with people through abiotic components of the place, forming a system in equilibrium of its own.
Francisco Daniel Cevallos Barragán
Francisco Daniel Cevallos Barragán graduated from the IE School of Architecture and Design in Spain. With a strong interest in the artificial and natural debate, his works develop new approaches for the contemporary society through design and architecture. Currently, he is studying in the Master of Landscape Architecture program at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).