Thank you for the chat today C.
I got excited when you said you were from Hangzhou. I have fond memories of Zeda(Zhejiang University, ZU). I was a visiting academic to Zeda many years ago, 2005 on.
Being presented with the appointment letter.
Working in the lab (Yin Fangtian Laoshi)
The drawing class. This was a stunning space. The graphite on the floor was pure magic.
Thats my self portrait (not Hangzhou, this is Foshan).
Zeda was #3 in China in those days. The Industrial Design Program was within the Computer Science school. And the students spoke English even then. So in short, high caliber students – and they set a scorching pace of the teachers. They were excited, polished off huge botles of beer and were madly enthusiastic. Mark was an RMIT student who fell in love – after three months in Hangzhou – with everything Zeda. I ended up talking to him for hours in 2005, from my Drummond Street home – Mark you need to come back to complete your degree from here, I coaxed. He came back – shaking his head. His Hangzhou and ZU experience was awesome. What an amazing place.
My Typical lunch in the canteen (I have lots of food shots). Level 1 food was incredibly inexpensive. Top floor had western food. A bit steep.
(Dining Hall, Not my image)
(old Campus, Not my image)
(the architecture building, Not my image)
So keep talking to me. You have reminded me that I need to go back. To try my slowly developing Mandarin.