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9/7/2019 10:41:15 AM

Livable Hanoi through photos

A photo exhibition themed “Livable Hanoi” is taking place from 6.30pm, Sep 6  to 10pm, Sep 8 at nha Bat giac area (Octagon house) behind Ly Thai To stature, Hoan Kiem walking street, Hanoi.

The exhibition shows spaces and sights of everyday life in Hanoi. 

Deputy Head of Mission - Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam, Louise Holmsgaard, spoke at the opening of the colourful photo exhibition “A Liveable Hanoi”.

The event is organized by PPWG (People’s Participation Working Group), 9194 Photography group and ECUE with the support from the Embassy of Denmark.

More than 40 photographs of public space and the daily life of Hanoi people are being on display. The exhibition especially tells the story of Hanoi through the lense of the insiders, the people born and raised in Hanoi. They open their hearts to share with others a very personal Hanoi to enrich the meaning, the love for the city, and to encourage the conservation and development of infrastructures and the people’s spirit that make for a livable Hanoi.

At the opening of the colourful photo exhibition “A Liveable Hanoi”.

Besides the photographs, there are also 10 boxes recreating the architecture of public space in the city such as office, shopping mall, cafe, cinema, bus and even the houses we live in. The city consists of big boxes, small boxes, one after another… Amidst this maze of boxes are essential spaces like parks, lakes, walking streets, that are already so scarce and will likely disappear if not being conserve and expand.

The organizers hope that the exhibition will open up a discussion on the continuity of space, especially public areas. We hope that the exhibition will make people love these spaces more, realize that the city is more livable with walking streets, lakes, parks, squares… for people to connect, exercise and communicate with each other and to the city’s visitors./.

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