6 Weeks, 2008

During the course of 6 weeks spent in Tianjin in 2008 I explored a small and vibrant ‘hutong’ of light industry and small manufacturing adjacent to the new development where I was living. One day everything changed – the businesses were packing to leave, signs which completely covered the buildings and added another storey to them were being taken down. Then demolition began, and by my return in the fall, everything had been razed to the ground. The surrounding high-rises had consumed the site.