Artist and political activist Ai Weiwei shows us around his neighborhood in Beijing:
A few writing prompts:
- Who would you like to show you around Tokyo (or another city)?
- If there was something you could change about Tokyo (or another city), what would it be?
- Based on this video and your own knowledge (and/or research) about Beijing, how are Tokyo (or another city) and Beijing similar or different?
More about Ai Weiwei:
Here’s a trailer for a documentary about the artist, where he’s described as a Chinese Andy Warhol. The movie was shown at the Sundance Film Festival several years ago and it won the “U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance.” And here’s a review of an exhibition of his work in England, which is called “momentous and moving.”