“Centre Pompidou in Chengdu?” I wondered as I boarded my third flight, bleary eyed and bloated after travelling from Berlin through Frankfurt and Beijing to reach the Sichuan Province’s capital city, and eating too much aeroplane rice en route. Having launched a platform in 2016 devoted to research-based practices across Asia, Africa, South America and Europe—and mounting the platform’s first exhibition in Paris the following year—the Pompidou is now collaborating with Mao Jihong Arts Foundation and Chengdu Media Group to present Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence.