How do cities learn? How do we learn from cities? Roads, buildings, and structures within cities have their own stories to share. Fenwick Pier, located near Hong Kong Island’s waterfront, is one such site, a dilapidated and out-of-place structure encircled by a grand cityscape and a sea of concrete. In this presentation, I trace Fenwick Pier’s origins, rise, and demise in connection to Hong Kong’s economic and political systems. In doing so, I argue that Fenwick Pier is not an odd exception within Hong Kong but representative of the city.
A Pier into Hong Kong: Fenwick Pier in a Culture of Disappearance
Mentor: Dr. André Lambelet