This image is part of the Hanoi Skin series. Hanoi’s physical space has been changing radically over the past 30 years. While the city consisted of just a handful of urban districts in the past, new suburbs, rife with modernity, have been and continue to be built for the inner-city population to move to. Throughout these past few decades, Hanoi saw the initiation and development of the transformative state in which it exists today: an ever-expanding mosaic of wards and districts, a labyrinth of lanes, streets and alleys, and a patchwork of demographic, economic, and socio-cultural situations. Hanoi is shedding its skin. So what to make of its spirit?
Growth Single 2020 / Wouter Vanhees