EXCHANGE SQUARE

Moira Zoitl

Softcover
16.6 x 22.8 cm
160 pages, approx. 100 col. and 20 b/w
English/German
ISBN 978-3-939633-59-4
07.2008

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“Not only functions of space are exchanged. ‘Exchange’ itself becomes the function of the space.” In the middle of the renowned financial and shopping district of Hong Kong lies Exchange Square. The name underlines not only the exchange of monetary value but also the people’s mobility: each Sunday, tens of thousands of female domestic workers from South and Southeast Asia reclaim the public space, here and in the surrounding streets and squares. The artist Moira Zoitl has concerned herself with these women’s living and working conditions and with their everyday life and activism. EXCHANGE SQUARE presents artistic and collaborative projects, complemented by analytical texts and interviews about the forms of and the reasons for globalized job migration. Corazon Amaya-Canete’s photographs strongly convey the manifold political and social activities of the domestic workers in the city space, while those of Ralf Hoedt focus on the high-rise agglomerations of the urban periphery.

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