Street Life

Deconstructing Modernity: Unsettled Urban Living in a Changing Shanghai

Street Life

Lilong neighborhoods are not enclosed districts; they are open to urban space not only in spatial terms but also in daily life. Assemblages of chairs and sometimes tables provide essential and energetic nodes for the whole lane. On breezy summer nights or sunny winter days, residents like to sit or stand wearing pajamas, chatting together or greeting neighbors as they pass by.