MRT

Silent deconstruction by Aleksandra Shekutkovska

Chaos wraps around the construction site, old people are using the walls of the construction space to support themselves in walking, the corridors of the construction site are full of people selling their products, people dream about the progress the station will bring in their businesses, some fear eviction, some hope for profit, silently in the background processes of deconstructing take place. Spatially, historically and culturally rich communities are being bargained for the promise of progress, individual profit and the new globalized architecture of the shopping mall/condominium offering the unified identity.

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Chinatown by Aleksandra Shekutkovska

One can literally get lost here inside the spontaneous architecture maze. The insider alleys are leading you to what the bare skin of the city is, its true forces, failures and perhaps not-place-for-all. Compounds of superimposed paths, markets, extensions, physical shelters and stairs create a large scale abdomen of informalised urban fabric. From time to time the abdomen is penetrated by openings, allowing light and air to reach the ground and remind us once again to indulge into appreciation.

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