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City of Whom

DOCUMENTATION OF DAILY SCENES 2012
Photography Exercise –  Shum Shui Po, Hong Kong

 

THOUGHTS

Mike Davis, the author of “Planet of Slums”, stated one billion people globally are living in slums.
The number is growing to two billion by 2030 according to the UN-HABITAT report in April 2007.
An estimated 100 million people are living without shelter or suffering from unacceptable conditions by United Nations Commission on Human Rights in  2005.

Is housing deficit a social imbalance or an economic problem? What are the responsibilities for an architect?
These photographs document several improvable Hong Kong buildings. Both the citizens and the structures require a fairer living conditions.