patterns: stairways They’re all over Hong Kong…up alleyways, between buildings, connecting layers of neighborhoods. You can see them from bus windows, running steep and narrow against the mountain in odd locations (these are the ones I always wonder about). Some are more famous than others: Pottinger Street (this counts as stairs, I think), the Mid-levels […]

walls, boundaries, spaces (old notes)

[nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2011/sep/27/slide-show-mariana-cook-stone-walls/] [urbanphoto.net/blog/2011/10/12/land-reclamation-at-what-cost] [urbanphoto.net/blog/2012/01/21/the-ghosts-of-oil-street] and then there’s this: [edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/07/25/hongkong.coffin.homes/index.html]

the walled city [June 24] deconcrete.org/2010/03/30/un-real-estate-kowloon/ I know that Kowloon Walled City has become a bit of an overused trope in discussions of liminality in Hong Kong…but still, it’s so fascinating. Off to the library! * [Sept 27] Sometimes I’ll find an image or piece of information, and I’ll want to leave it unarticulated for […]