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My current research focuses on the constant construction and re-construction of Shenzhen spaces. Through interviews, photography, and audio recordings, I track the attempt by urban planners to present Shenzhen as always new, already cutting edge. I am particularly interested in how the presence of older buildings not only disrupts this self-image, but also legitimates efforts to re-make the city in a future image of itself.
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