New interview with Ai WeiWei by Jonathan Landreth in Foreign Policy, via The Atlantic.
Beijing’s greatest problem is that it never belongs to its people. Though it’s a city of more than 10 million, people living here are like people living in a hotel.
A city’s at its strongest when it can reflect people’s feelings, freedom, and desires.
Twitter is my city, my favorite city. I can talk to anybody I want to. And anybody who wants to talk to me will get my response. They know me better than their relatives or my relatives. There’s so much imagination there; a lot of times it’s just like poetry. You just read one sentence, and you sense this kind of breeze or a kind of look. It’s amazing.