The carpets represent different maps of Hutong areas in downtown Beijing. Each area is approximately one square kilometre and has a population of 30,000, marking incredibly dense living areas. Each area has been isolated and presented as an autonomous town within the big city, and is embroidered by hand with the same technique of the propaganda slogans on large fabrics used by the communist party during the seventies. Since 2009 the carpets have been shown to the Hutong dwellers, through simple street events, they are hung up on ropes, wires and threads commonly used by local Beijing residents for their clothes to dry.
Beijing Carpet Mapping