Beijing-Edinburgh Community Rickshaw Gallery (2013 -2017)
The Beijing-Edinburgh Community Rickshaw Gallery is a mobile performance and exhibition space which lives in a community centre in an area called Ya Men Kou in the suburbs of West Beijing. It has has also acted as a mobile library for the community, collecting and sharing donated books, and sometimes a quirky taxi service too!
The project was set up and is run by community activists Luo QiangQiang (XiaoQiang) in Beijing and Jack Nissan in Edinburgh, and Tinderbox Collective acquired a sister rickshaw in Edinburgh for the the show “Hand Made in China: Moons Migration & Messages”. The plan is for the rickshaws to share stories and exhibitions from their local communities and to open up an unusual window for dialogue and community exchanges.