Go to China, See the World

In China, you can now visit the Eiffel Tower, grab fish and chips in an old English town, and even see the Manhattan skyline, all in replica form. The Chinese appetite for “copy towns” — developments that duplicate in detail buildings and sometimes whole towns from the West — is the focus of an ongoing documentation project by London artists Phil Thompson and Sebastian Acker.

Entire towns from around the world are being copied in China and artists Sebastian Acker & Phil Thompson are documenting the phenomenon.

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