Visit: Xiancun Urban Village in Guangzhou

Aitken, John orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7261-1332 and Brake, Jane (2016) Visit: Xiancun Urban Village in Guangzhou. In: North. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, UK, pp. 58-63. ISBN 978-1-909755-08-6

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North Volume Two reflects our belief in photography as a relevant tool for exploring our ever-changing world. Whether in Preston, Liverpool, Berlin or Guangzhou the image-makers create a conversation with contemporary life as they endeavour to make their surroundings legible. In this second edition we continue North in the streets and spaces of the city. From contested sites of demolition, to new imaginaries formulated in the studio and in domestic, digital and social space, the volume is testament to how the urban endures as one of photography’s perennial objects of study. Like the first edition, We aim to highlight our commitment to everyday life as a meaningful arena for research and cultural production.

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