Caochangdi, Beijing Inside Out: Farmers, Floaters, Taxi Drivers, Artists, and the International Art Mob Challenge and Remake the City
This study of Caochangdi, one of more than 300 urban villages in the city of Beijing, tells a story about itself and its 4,000-7,000 mostly illegal residents. Caochangdi contains the problems and possibilities of new urban space at a time when cities house 50 percent of the world's population.
Author: Mary-Ann Ray
Published: October 2009, Timezone 8