The Post Anthropocene

Name Year Type Client
The Post Anthropocene 2019 2019 Shenzhen Biennale 2019 Shenzhen Biennale
Collaborators Size Location Status
Jiayun Xu; Wenbiao Liu 28.26m2 Shenzhen,China Research
Name Year
The Post Anthropocene 2019
Type Client
2019 Shenzhen Biennale 2019 Shenzhen Biennale
Collaborators Size
Jiayun Xu; Wenbiao Liu 28.26m2
Location Status
Shenzhen,China Research

As part of the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (UABB) 2019, JOA’s project – The Post Anthropocene will be exhibited.


The theme of the Bi-City Biennale this year is "Urban Interactions", dedicated to two main sections,"Eyes of the City" and "Ascending City", discussing the ever-changing relationship between urbanspace and technical innovation.

In 2002, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Paul Crutzen published an article in Nature, for the first time officially proposed the concept of "Anthropocene", referring to the recent geological epoch of the Earth. The Anthropocene is considered dating from the commencement of significant human impact on Earth's geology and ecosystems, including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change, by the end of the 18th century. While in this age of human domination, the Earth is also counter reacting to the realm of mankind. The idea “City Ascension” is a prediction based on the current environmental pressure brought by human activities, giving new envisions of living models in the future.


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And <The Post Anthropocene> is a set of conceptual proposals about the future Anthropocene. We picked scenes from five different dimensions. Behind each scene there is an ecological or social problem caused by human activities in a particular location: the air pollution in Beijing, the rising sea levels in New York, the garbage issue in Manila, the data center booming in Iceland, the erotic industry in Amsterdam. As a response, the ascension model respectively predicts people's reactive plan in the future.


Design Team

Just Open Architecture : WANG Kai, ZHANG Tiantian, XU Jiayun, LIU Wenbin, ZHANG Zhiyuan, LIShuang, WANG Xinning,ZHONG Qiu

::FORM : ZHANG Lingxiao


Exhibition Model Making Team 

Shenzhen Active Model Design Co., Ltd.: TANG Liyuan, TANG Xiaoli, LIAO Ruyun, PAN Kai, DENG Guoqin, LIAOHongbo, HU Xianliang