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Chinese Farmer DIY Submarines+

Shanghai: peasant innovators
 

Lovely inaugural exhibition at the Rockbund Art Museum on the so-called ‘peasant da vincis’ shares its origins with the jugaad in India, the street hacks around the world with a health dose of folly thrown in for good measure. The exhibition works on a number of levels: as a celebration of Chinese innovation and quirks in the setting of a just-renovated 1930’s Deco building; and includes an atrium with its own flock of birds that spend most of their time resting on the aeronautical exhibits.

A photo of the functional submarine, the core of which is 5 oil barrels welded together, below.

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