Type: Academic
Details: Harvard GSD, Option Studio
Date: Fall 2019
Advisor: Zhang Ke

Kashgar, located on the Silk Road, was a key hub for exchanging goods, ideas, and handcrafts, notably pottery. The city is known for its narrow passageways and a pottery workshop, where artisans practice generational skills. Pottery, central to the region's heritage and livelihood, symbolizes the Silk Road's legacy. To preserve these traditions, craftsmen are encouraged to pass on their knowledge. The workshop, merged with a house, forms a space displaying pottery history and craftsmanship, including a shop where artisans can showcase and sell their creations.