Waiting

Deconstructing Modernity: Unsettled Urban Living in a Changing Shanghai

Waiting

Historical areas and urban villages are typically haunted by rumors of demolition and relocation for decades, which results in collective uncertainty in these neighborhoods. Whatever they do in their everyday lives, people can never forget the potential threats or opportunities brought by relocation policies. Some elderly people, like this woman, become accustomed to sitting near the relocation posters, waiting.