“In a double sense, we need to haunt the streets of the city in order to preserve and protect and reinvent them. In order to make them accountable to those who inhabit them rather than those who seek to monetize them, we need both to frequent them as familiar places and, like spectres, to disturb them and make them seem unfamiliar. If they are to remain our homes – the word ‘haunt’, incidentally, is related to the Old English hām, meaning ‘home’ – the streets need to be rendered unhomely.” [Matthew Beaumont, The Walker: On Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City, Verso, 2020]
TEACHING ART SCHOOL
As in previous years we’ll be teaching a semester at the Master of Fine Arts spatial practice program at the HKU.