De stad in Spraakmakers: fotografen tonen Aziatische steden

De stad in Spraakmakers: fotografen tonen Aziatische steden

Elke dinsdag ben ik voor het nieuws van 11 uur te gast in het KRO NCRV programma Spraakmakers op Radio 1 om actuele ontwikkelingen op het gebied van architectuur en stedelijk leven te bespreken. Deze week: steden in oost-Azië. Grote steden in China, zoals Shanghai of Hong Kong zijn zó volgebouwd dat er nauwelijks openbare ruimte meer over is. Daartegenover staat Pyongyang in Noord-Korea, waar de straten en pleinen juist heel groot en heel leeg zijn. Deze tegenstelling is mooi te zien in twee exposities die momenteel te zien zijn in Nederland.

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TRACY•TV #38 – Michael Wolf – Life in Asian megacities

TRACY•TV #38 – Michael Wolf – Life in Asian megacities

Life in cities is the theme of the work of the German philosopher Michael Wolf. He photographs how people live in anonymous massive cities such as Tokyo and Hong Kong. He now has an exhibition in the Fotomuseum of The Hague. Dutch journalist Tracy Metz visited together with Wolf the exhibition and interviewed him on the works ‘Architecture of Density’, ‘Bastard Chairs’ and ‘The Real Toy Story’.

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Hong Kong’s hidden life: the city on the roofs

Hong Kong’s hidden life: the city on the roofs

Hong Kong: that is the world’s most densely populated city, an island of glistening skyscrapers, fashion and fast money, the most expensive real estate in the world against a backdrop of rugged mountains. Right? But the city also has a hidden life, on high and down below. Two fascinating books – as well as the ‘Homes for All’ video that Max Hirsh and Xiaoxuan Lu made for the digital magazine of my talkshow Stadsleven – shine a stark light on Hong Kong’s housing dilemma’s.

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Hong Kong’s hidden life

Hong Kong’s hidden life

Hong Kong: that is the world’s most densely populated city, an island of glistening skyscrapers, fashion and fast money, the most expensive real estate in the world against a backdrop of rugged mountains. Right? But the city also has a hidden life, on high and down below. Two fascinating books – as well as the ‘Homes for All’ video that Max Hirsh and Xiaoxuan Lu made for the digital magazine of my talkshow Stadsleven – shine a stark light on Hong Kong’s housing dilemma’s.

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