During the past few weeks MovingCities spend a considerable amount of time in Hangzhou杭州. Besides lecturing at CAA, we ventured out into some unknown metropolitan territories. As the new Hangzhou Metro was recently opened, we embarked on a field trip to the end of the line and found Hutouchen Village 湖头陈村, a village soon to disappear. Continue reading “Hangzhou | metro & Hutouchen village”
To understand the forces shaping Ordos, one must also look beyond the empty towers built on debt and for speculation and consider the role of the automobile, both in terms of an industry and as an individual status symbol.
For the first issue of Portal 9 – a Beirut-based journal focused on cities in Arab countries – Bert de Muynck/MovingCities & Danish anthropologist Michael Ulfstjerne co-authored an essay on the construction and car culture in Ordos鄂尔多斯. Continue reading “Ordos – constructed in the fast lane | Portal 9”