Resistant city : histories, maps and the architecture of development
Written by Eunice Seng
Published by World Scientific
Written by Eunice Seng, Associate Professor and Chair of the PhD program in Architecture at The University of Hong Kong, this book is delightfully alive and teeming with evidence generated and presented in real time, a memoir of a city in the making with uncertainty as the only status quo. Throughout the book we get unique glimpses into Hong Kong’s complexity, distilled from archival material, field observations and analytical drawings.
Beautifully illustrated narratives cover a wide range of topics - from analysing the anatomy of composite buildings and its relationship to police raids, to mapping public toilets in Kowloon City as a form of Resistance in Praxis - and bring into focus a compelling narrative of urban resilience through resistance.