A design report on monolocalisation impacts of know-how at the global scale.
“Made in China Diary is a project initiated by the Swiss designer pair Anaïde Gregory Studio. It is first and foremost a travel log retracing a five-month journey through manufacturing China. Adopting a witty and curious approach, they gaze upon the Chinese economic miracle. Anaïde and Gregory give us a new look at local manufacturing processes, ranging from modest family operations to factory-cities resulting from success stories unlike anything seen in our region of the World. But they also grasp the dark side of this miracle, the unbridled urbanization, the negligible value of human life in the global production chain. They reveal how the Chinese have learnt by producing for the rest of the World. The textile market is delocalizing, automated high-tech facilities are now replacing a labor force that is no longer cheap enough! Throughout their journey, they discover how the products and services of tomorrow are made today, exposing the reach of this new model that revolutionizes the way we consume, based on new production and quality standards. Welcome to the next millennium, welcome to the world of Innovated in China.”