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Tuesday, 25 January 2011 15:23

The Middle Class Fetish for Immortality: An Interview with Roan Ching-Yue

Roan Ching-Yue takes a stern stance on recent policies by local government to gentrify disused and derelict buildings, including the commercialization of buildings like Huashan, which he points to as a kind of mummification or an attempt to defeat time. He also tries to analyze the causes of the contemporary fixation with construction and how the Eastern tradition is a resource for a new way of thinking about buildings.

Friday, 17 December 2010 20:07

Simulating Dereliction in Taiwan: An Interview with visual artist Yao Jui-Chung

Yao Jui-Chung (姚瑞中) discusses his interest in derelict buildings as well as the marketing in recent years of these"derelict" spaces which had previously provided creative space for art, like for example, the redevelopment of HuaShan from derelict stage for alternative art to a commercialized business front for middle-class consumption.

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