Global Trade Time
- Jin Xin, M.Arch.II 2014
ClassARCH 8913 Option Design Studio
InstructorAssociate Professor John Zissovici
Visiting Lecturer Andrew Lucia
In the digital age, the world is totally changed by networks; physical distance is replaced by the virtual distance defined by the time delay of networks. With this background, the high-frequency trading appears and there are ideal places for this trading. The ideal places are the central points of cities, where main stock markets locate in. They are in the earth with the black-hole-like power to suck money and people in and distort our globe. Then, a number of monuments have been set in each of the main stock market cities as projections of the distorted globe and these constantly changing monuments start to stimulate the cities by generating different images for people in different moments. The big volumes above the cities are also metaphors of the relationship between the capital world and peoples' routine life.