Through several cases in Hong Kong, in this presentation we explore the use of urban streets and elevated pedestrian systems by migrant domestic workers (MDWs), before and after the pandemic outbreak. Before the pandemic outbreak, the Sunday gathering of these (mainly) women, live-in workers providing essential care services, has been described as contributing to the creation of a cosmopolitan landscape with a variety of uses in streets, urban parks and other public spaces. The analysis reveals changes in behavioural patterns of uses and identifies public space surveillance measures that might jeopardize the richness and variety of activities in urban streets.
|Publication status||Not published / presented only - 17 Jun 2022|
|Event||Claiming the Streets. Using the Past to Challenge the Present and Imagine the Future of Urban Public Spaces - |
Duration: 17 Jun 2022 → …
|Conference||Claiming the Streets. Using the Past to Challenge the Present and Imagine the Future of Urban Public Spaces|
|Period||17/06/22 → …|