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SAIC Beat S04E02 – Zhisheng Wu on destruction and preservation

Season 4 continues with a sculptor who repurposed the remnants of destruction to create something new.

By Multimedia, Podcast, SAIC

Illustration by Cat Cao.

MFA first year Zhisheng Wu describes a project he worked on with residents of a shantytown in Southern China to preserve their memories after the demolition and reconstruction of their home. His sculpture, titled Message Wall, combined the bricks from the fallen town and the dreams and wishes of its residents into a single form to honor the community’s roots.

To learn more about Zhisheng’s work visit

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