China Suburbia

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February 2018. 90 pages – Examination of suburban life in 2000s Yunnan. From urban villages to ghost cities: snapshots of suburban life in Kunming’s urban villages. China Suburbia is a photography project by Matteo Damiani that explores and describes the urban planning in Chinese cities and its consequences on population. Read China Suburbia   If … Read more China Suburbia

Wild, Wild East: Interview with Photographer Daniel Lee Postaer

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Daniel Lee Postaer is an American artist/photographer. Born in Chicago and raised in Southern California by a Chinese mother and American father, Daniel recently graduated an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2015 where he received the Fellowship in Photography. Postaer left an international marketing and entertainment career for the life-changing pursuit and … Read more Wild, Wild East: Interview with Photographer Daniel Lee Postaer

ABUSES IN THE EVICTION PROCESS in China

ABUSES IN THE EVICTION PROCESS in China

EVICTION PROCESS in China – “What’s the point if a few of us live well and shut our mouths but the government continues to abuse other citizens, creating more broken families and poverty and pushing people outside the city to give their land to the richest businessmen. Many who seek justice through law face detention and torture in custody. What we ask for is not a personal settlement, but public justice.”
Housing rights advocate Mao Hengfeng

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BACKGROUND: THOUSANDS FACE VIOLENT EVICTION IN CHINA

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protestsEven before it took power, the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong established its legitimacy in the countryside through land-to-tiller, mass-mobilization policies intended to break the economic and social control enjoyed by rural elites. The Party redistributed farmland from landlords to peasants in a process frequently marked by violence.

 

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STANDING THEIR GROUND: THOUSANDS FACE VIOLENT EVICTION IN CHINA

VIOLENT EVICTION IN CHINA

VIOLENT EVICTION IN CHINA – “Consultation, negotiation and litigation help little for land issues. Officials collude with businessmen to seize the land in the name of economic development and use land as a mortgage to harm the interests of villagers.”
Lin Zuluan, newly elected leader for Wukan village, Guangdong province

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Incredible architecture design flaw in China

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Nanning. A block of houses do not allow works to go on and as a result -after 1 year- the construction of road bridge has been interrupted (UPDATED)

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Demolition of an urban village – The End of Days, video

Demolition of an urban village

Today, anywhere in China. Everyday, millions of square meters of old slums are torn down to make room for luxury condos and shopping malls.

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Lost & Found: forgotten memories – Found films in China

Found films in China

Found films in China – What happens if some old films are found in the debris of a city? In this period Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, is working hard for changing the skyline. Every day there are new construction sites and old urban area gets quickly demolished. In the city, there are also … Read more Lost & Found: forgotten memories – Found films in China

Living in a post atomic China

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Kunming, once known as the city of the Eternal Spring, now it’s experiencing an era of transition. People still live in old, ruined houses, awaiting for resettlement. Pictures taken with a Horizon Kompakt; films: Ferrania Solaris 200, Expired Agfa Vista 400 Photo by Dominique Musorrafiti Pictures by Dominique Musorrafiti backlink > GoKunming   If you like this … Read more Living in a post atomic China

How to turn a city into powder

Urbanization in China

Urbanization in China – A side-effect of a rapid modernization is the confusion.

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