Visions of Hong Kong “Cage” Living


In the film, our collaborator and performer Sheut Hing Lee talks about growing up in a multi-family apartment in Hong Kong in the 1930s. Her story sparked our interest in this amazing series of photographs shared with us by our Production Manager Catherine Ng. The series was published on It gave us a powerful sense of the similarities of domestic spaces on both sides of the globe. Here’s our funky Google translation of the abstract of the article:

“Currently, over 200,000 people dwelling in the number of square meters of “cage”, waiting for the government to grant public housing in Hong Kong. These housing in Hong Kong are known as the “sub-divided units, a wire cage net tightly woven in the corner of the city, the edge of the people of Hong Kong to provide the shelter of living space.”