Intro: On the occasion that Marco Kusumawijaya – architect, urban planner, artistic advisor – comes to Saigon in ‘Conscious Realities’ program – lecturing on urbanization in developing countries, the photo book TP. Hồ Chí Minh: Mega City is an example reflecting his argument, which presents some visual slices of the speed of changes in this huge city. Although not showing any critical comment to city planning or the disadvantages of high urbanizing speed, this photo book still has some interesting photographs and observations, such as Change over time, Thu Thiem: demolition & vision, The village in the mega city, Urban transport in the mega city and The soul of the mega city.
TP. Hồ Chí Minh: Mega City
Michael Waibel & Henning Hilbert
Vietnamese essay and art theory
English - German