Through translating the architecture of a socialist apartment complex in Hanoi, Vietnam into moveable stacking-block that are presented as toys to be played with*, the piece investigates how personal living spaces in the urban landscape might be designed by the inhabitants to be “hidden” and private, but inadvertently exposed to the scrutiny of strangers. It explores the sense of power and control when viewing the city from above (de Certeau), but also the feeling of inhibited social curiosity, and how that can transform one’s relationship with the city – to look, not at the generic texturology but its intimate, personal spaces.

The exhibition was held at Rogue Artists' Studios & Project Space CIC, Gorton, UK

In the exhibition space. The cubes are left to be handled by the viewers.

After 3 days of exhibition - the formation has changed.

Voyeuristic views into personal spaces.