June 17, 2008

Old Walls, New Streets

Jinan is widening many of its streets. The remains of building interiors form new edge conditions for both the streets and for those continuing to reside beyond the walls. The hidden surfaces of parti-walls are turned inside-out, becoming new exteriors. Temporary conditions of demolitions-in-progress are inhabited in improvisational ways as materials are carted off for disposal and reuse. Awaiting compensation, or unable to move, families and businesses continue to inhabit their spaces even as they become exposed to the elements.



Photos taken on Shanshi Road, 6/17/08, and on Jingsi Road 6/13-6/18/08 here.

2 comments:

Mona D said...

that is wacky - thanks for documenting...i like to see the streets where u roam - the snapshot w/ the exposed staircase is the most interesting i think

Anonymous said...

Interestint pictures. Especially the one has a brick with a carved horse, imaging how it got there...