Emi­ly Floyd
Knowl­edge Power

Shang­hai Library East by Schmidt Ham­mer Lassen Archi­tects has opened, one of the largest libraries in the world and a cen­tre for art, cul­ture and tech­nol­o­gy dri­ven learning. 

Emi­ly Floyd was com­mis­sioned to cre­ate art­works for the project’s ded­i­cat­ed children’s library.

Ref­er­enc­ing motifs from tra­di­tion­al Man­hua lit­er­a­ture, Floyd’s But­ter­fly Kites and Knowl­edge Pow­er, weave through the spaces of the library, cen­tral court­yard and out­door play spaces.

The project was curat­ed by UAP (Urban Art Projects)


Emi­ly Floyd

Knowl­edge Power, 2022
Alu­mini­um, two-part epoxy paint, steel fixtures
Site specific
Pho­tog­ra­phy: RAW VISION studio