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KAILU, THE OPEN ROAD
KAILU is a cross-country adventure to meet the Chinese changemakers who are taking China to the forefront of sustainability.
For this project, I packed all my belongings into a storage space, rented an electric car, and set off to meet and interview the people I met or heard of in my last 7 years working in sustainability.
KAILU means 'Open Road' in Chinese, and also 'Blazing a New Path'. I chose this name because I find it resonates well with my vision of China and its path to a more sustainable way of working and being.
The country has been leading the way in this industry through strong regulations, huge investments in renewable energy and mobility, and technological progress.
You can follow the adventure on Instagram/ Facebook @alizee.ccm, or Youtube @Kailu The Open Road.
As a Belgian myself, I always wondered what our small country represents in the grand scheme of things.
I found myself struggling to explain what the Belgian culture entails, and why we are different from our neighboring countries.
I decided to interview people who identify strongly with being Belgian, and who are proud to be part of this piece of land nestled in Western Europe.
My aim is to write a book with the collected stories and photographs that many other Belgians will treasure and keep in their homes and on their coffee tables as a reminder of who we are and what makes our country special.