Everyday Monuments

Michael Wolf, Informal Solutions (Hong Kong: WE Press, 2016)

"Everyday Monuments" is an essay I wrote for Michael Wolf's book Informal Solutions: Observations in Hong Kong's Back Alleys.

"Wolf’s images of these many different aspects of back alley life have been published in a series of small books, but here they are compiled in a single volume for the first time—a visual encyclopaedia of this extraordinarily rich, diverse and ever-changing urban ecosystem. From drying gloves and mops to “informal seating arrangements,” from lost items of laundry to coat hangers or plastic bags, this collection showcases the astonishing diversity of simple yet ingenious informal solutions that residents have developed to cope with the density of Hong Kong life."