Made in China

Sunday June 3rd, 2012 by 1 Comment

Some common articles brought from home by Chinese students when they come to study abroad. Most students bring practical items such as rice cookers, knives, medicine, tea. Although some of these items are available in the UK the quality is not thought to be as good, and the price more expensive. I thought it would » Read On

Socially Engaged Practices Today

Friday May 25th, 2012 by 2 Comments

‘All artists are alike. They dream of doing something that’s more social, more collaborative and more real than art’ Dan Graham. This statement formed the introduction to the North East Photography Network’s Annual Symposium on Socially Engaged Practices which I attended last Friday. The Symposium was a challenging and stimulating day, with presentations from photographers, » Read On

父母在, 不远游, 游必有方. Do not travel far, without good reason.

Tuesday May 22nd, 2012 by No Comments

Nina studying at Western Bank Library This afternoon I got an email from Nina, which I think is important to share (thanks Nina for agreeing!): ‘I suddenly think about one saying in Chinese today in the middle of writing my essay, “父母在,不远游,游必有方。” It is an old and traditional Chinese saying, from Confucius, means while your » Read On

Emerging Stories and Plans

Thursday May 17th, 2012 by No Comments

  We are assessing the material that has been collected so far, and reflecting on what needs to be done. As a result, we are begininning to see what an end-point for this project might represent. It is likely that 5 short narratives, compromising film, photography and recorded sound, will portray fragments from the lives of 5 » Read On


Monday May 14th, 2012 by No Comments

  From Tesco on West Street, Sheffield. Thanks to Matt for the photograph.

From Cantonese to Mandarin: Mrs Fung and the changes in the Chinese community.

Monday May 14th, 2012 by 2 Comments

Photos from the Fung family’s restaurant  東方 Orient Express. I was keen to meet with members of Sheffield’s established Chinese community, to hear their perspective on the changes in the city over the years. After eating in Orient Express with Linna Wei, I spoke to the owners and found out that this family restaurant is run » Read On

新东方 New Oriental, or Learning More About Cooking Than English

Wednesday May 9th, 2012 by No Comments

Further to Dave’s previous post, I wanted to share some of the conversations I’ve had with participants. I am in the process of re-reading and analysing the initial interviews I conducted, and am pulling out themes which I will share in the coming days. In the meantime I wanted to share one quote that really » Read On

Useful Conversations

Thursday May 3rd, 2012 by 1 Comment

I’ve had a number of influential discussions which have helped me to formulate ideas about the themes and areas of approach that I wish to pursue in the project. Richard Steadman-Jones, a colleague in the School of English at the University of Sheffield, has been collaborating with academics and artists on the Writing in the Home and » Read On

展览 : The Exhibition

Thursday May 3rd, 2012 by No Comments

We’re excited to announce our exhibition of work from the Youzi Project. Thursday 19th July 2012 -Talk with Gemma, David, and participants from the project,  3-5pm. Preview evening 5-7pm Friday 20th July 2012 – Open to the public, 9am – 5pm. Venue: Jessops West Exhibition Space, The University of Sheffield. Click here for map. “游子”项目展览时间: » Read On


Thursday May 3rd, 2012 by No Comments

Here, we collate some of the images that capture the processes of our work on the project:   Sharing notes from an interview.   Trialling the website.   Negatives.   Work schedule. Photographing Yuan Shuai. Home cooked food with Linna Wei. Viewing the exhibition space. Contents of Gemma’s bag.   Interview notes Tea with Douglas and Qingqing » Read On