Overflowing Private Territory

Deconstructing Modernity: Unsettled Urban Living in a Changing Shanghai

Overflowing Private Territory

Due to super-high population density, residents must find ways to expand their living areas. Laundry supplies, cleaning tools, and even furniture seen in hallways and vestibules may seem temporary but are in fact intentionally placed in shared space that should be public. Spatial politics hide behind such everyday gestures.