A Masochist Topophilia?

Olympic Rings - Courtesy of oldtasty

"[The] play between nation and self is a unique one, made further complex by the fact that one's everyday surroundings in China are literally constantly changing. Urban cities swell and fluctuate at rates that make a mockery of any attempts to map the environment, and chai (?), the graffiti'd character that marks buildings destined for demolition, emerges everywhere, competing with the Olympic rings for the place of official city emblem. … Whole districts of Beijing undergo renovation and become unrecognizable in the course of a few months." — Elaine Ho, Chan Studio

Chai - Courtesy of Elaine Ho


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