What makes a place a city? Is a city a collection of roads and buildings or the area within a line drawn on a map?
Cities are in a constant state of transition. But it’s not just knocking down buildings that changes them — for these city artists, it’s as simple as shifting one’s perspective. Words by Ed Weinberg
The pending metro line makes an imprint in Saigon. Photo by Francis Xavier
Forward-thinking, dynamic and yet without the rush of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, Danang is a city on the make. Words by Matthew Edwards and Nick Ross. Photos by Nick Ross
Hanoi is relentless with its artists. Without them knowing or wishing it, the city burrows under their skin and reveals itself in a variety of ways, in a variety of mediums. Artists can claim that Hanoi isn’t any different from anywhere else but their work says otherwise. These artists have a loving but complicated relationship with their hometown and their art is dramatic evidence of it.