While in China, after two months of lockdown, normal life is coming back to the streets, in Europe, the people are only at the beginning of the most difficult phase of this crisis. We asked the 2020 CITYMAKERS accelerator teams from both continents to share their very own experiences about this strenuous time.
How can you re-create your feeling of a liveable city, if you cannot walk the streets anymore? In the situation of lock down in Wuhan, CITYMAKERS-peers developed the “Memory Walk Map-Toolkit”. Join it! Test it! Submit YOUR PERSONAL WUHAN WALK!
Cultural heritage in Wuhan is evidence of the past and a signpost to the future. It would be horrible to live in a city with no trace of the past, said YANG Fan, Founder of China Endangered Culture Protectors and Wuhan Heritage Walks.
Dr. Ines Eben v. Racknitz is associate professor of Chinese history at Nanjing University. She has studied sinology, history, and literature in Germany, China and the United States. Her interest is in late Qing Chinese history, imperial culture, entangled Western and Chinese history, and also in the colonial history of treaty ports like Hankou.