“Coastline Utopia” project is based on a future artificial land plan in Longkou Bay in Yantai, Shandong. This imaginary government plan, seeks an imaginative, symbolic ‘solution’ for current unsolvable and contradictory community needs. ‘Intimacy can create spaces.’ This project explores intimacy as an inherently spatial phenomenon, how to create spaces by setting up relationships between interactive practices and space. Through “site-space-content” building incubators that “allow intimacy to happen” to create an intimate seaside community. The design of architecture and incubators is based on the concept of future realistic design that speculate new concepts of urban design and public engagement to educate and create awareness about more sustainable, flexible, and mindful approaches to building and living.
Jiahao Ji is a visual artist, graphic designer, who works and lives in China. After BA education of Visual Communication in Renmin University of China, Jiahao continued her study in Royal College of Art of Experimental Communication pathway.Jiahao’s practice is interdisciplinary and spans design, art, sociology and psychology using mixed medias such as illustration, photograph, video, installation and performance. Research interests include narrative/ visual metaphor/ psychology and emotion/ co-creation/ engagement and intervention. She is particularly interested in the theoretical perspectives drawn from these disciplines and how design is enmeshed within this.