03 3月 Well hello, Edinburgh!
I’m not a night person. So after 20 whole hours of sitting and sleeping sitting and eating siting without sunlight, I was trembling with joy as I walked out of the edinburgh airport. Or maybe it was the coldness of the last of winter days. We took a bus back to the hotel. First thing I noticed about this city is the shadows, resting nicely, they allow no foul mood. The rest was a blur.
我不是一个喜好黑夜的人。 所以经过坐着睡觉，没有阳光的20个小时，走出爱丁堡机场，我已喜极颤栗。 也或许是因为这是寒冬的尾巴。
我们乘坐公共汽车回到酒店。 我注意到这个城市的第一件事是万物的影子，投射在地面，与爱丁堡的一切融合得很好，它们不允许你糟糕的心情。 这之外的记忆都是已是一片模糊。
Hello, I’m Rachel Hu, Space Manager of Litchee Lab, Shenzhen. I’ll be telling my stories from the UK trip and try to keep it interesting at helloshenzhen.org and my website.
When i was first working at Litchee Lab I was not working with Litchee, I was working for a member of Litchee Lab, Janek, an amazing engineer and a senior researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Naturally, he was the first person I turned to. Hacklab was the first and primary site he directed me to. So I hauled everyone there.
Hacklab vibrates of funky fibers electric and black tea. The CNC room itself held more than just a couple of cutting machines standing in pools of beautiful aluminum crusts. Our host, Consta, a manager at the University of Edinburgh, went out of his way to show us around and help us get a feel of the lab.
The tea had an aftertaste that stay on my tongue hours after.
The Fringe – To quote wikipedia, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe) is the world’s largest arts festival. It is an open access performing festival.
Summerhall – we came at a bad time and no shows were actually going on, but the variety of elements on the two dozens of pamphlets I snuck out don’t lie. I could’ve spent days there if time allowed.
The second day led us to the opening of the Hello, Shenzhen program. The lovely organizers, hosts and residents from UK met up with us residents from SZ. My host from Access Space, Jake was immensely helpful in every aspect. I’ll fill in more of the projects I am hoping to be starting them, but here’s the basic ideas of a few:
1. Further/bring in the technology trash to jewelry project
2. Exploring the arts and music scene. Sheffield is where the AMAZING band Arctic Monkeys was formed.
3. Learning live coding from the master.
Special thanks to British Council, SZ Foundation For International Exchange and Cooperation & SZOIL for making this happen.