Over Urbanization -
Haoyi Sun


Overurbanization is a concept used by urbanization and development scholars to describe a situation in which a country’s urban population is considerably larger than expected on the basis of that country’s level of economic development. In some formulations, it refers to the national‐level ratio of percentage of the population living in urban areas to the percentage of the population employed in either nonagricultural occupations in general or manufacturing occupations specifically. Its immediate cause is rural to urban migration, and its underlying causes are the subject of theory and research, and they include dependency and urban‐biased national policies. Among its theorized consequences are that it is presumed to be a barrier to successful economic growth, and it is also sometimes linked to increased risk of political conflict in urban areas.

Adaptation also means being forced to accept. Due to the increasing number of human buildings, humans have to adapt to live in cities with crowded and small spaces. This situation is more serious in developing countries with overpopulation. We have no way to demolish already built buildings, but we can control the construction of new buildings as much as possible. If no one pays much attention to this social issue, then when the world is full of architecture without any view, everything will be too late.

My design philosophy is DENSITY. So my design revolves around this word and diverges thinking. When people are not near my booth, they can already see these hanging building models. The viewer's first reaction is: what is this? This is my purpose. Give viewers suspicion and suspense first. When they walked in and opened the building model by hand, they only saw the content on my board.