Representing the history of urbanisation of a city with a sequence of images that illustrate how changes in the urban structure and morphology happened over time is a good way to understand the social and economical factors that shaped the city we now today.
But places are also carriers of a different kind of heritage, that is made of memories of local facts, uses and people. Those ordinary stories of life are often hidden in plain sight: they emerge through local records and old photographs, but even more through direct interviews and investigation about people’s past.
This is what “injects” meaning to places, what gives a sense of what stones and bricks have witnessed in their lifespan to our days.
Wai Fond Low