DOXA is pleased to announce its publication project Creative Space—Art and Spatial Resistance in Asia. The edited volume consists of contributions from artists and theorists of different parts of Asia(Japan,Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc), and investigates the strategies to resist the intensive gentrification and the privatization of land (and the commons), which were turned into tools of exploitation. All of these spatial politics at the same time also create a new urbanism and aesthetics by adopting art, design, cultural apparatus, etc. The central question of this book is: when art and design are used as tool to transform the economy of the community hence also its social landscape, what could be the position of art and what kind of resistance one can imagine, if not one that is rapidly absorbed into the capitalistic realism? This book shows different experiments, ranging from Womenjia Autonomous Lab in China[1], the Amateur Revolt in Japan[2], Go Straight Café in Taiwan[3]to the occupation movement in Asia; it also reviews some of the historical legacies for example the situationist international. The present edition will be in Chinese, edited by Yuk Hui and DOXA, published by Roundtable Synergy Books(HK).

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Table of Contents:

  • Intro : Yuk Hui ﹣If we still have space…
  • Map :

DOXA – Creative Space – From Creative Economy to Crisis Economy

Takurou Higuchi﹣  Amateur Revolt- Abandoned Space, or Base of Revolt

Ashley Wong/Nicolas Sauret ﹣Hong Kong- a city of non-space

Jaspar Lau – A Banner Hanging Outside Cattle Depot Artist Village

Kenichiro Egami ﹣Art after Fukushima – Movements and the creation of new Commons

Law Manlok  ﹣ Art and the Symbols of Exception

  • Territory:

Tokyo ﹕ Tetsuo Ogawa ﹣ Fight for Living in Miyashita kōen

Wuhan ﹕ Mai Dian ﹣ Resistances within a Public Ruin

HongKong﹕ Lee Chun Fung ﹣From the point of view of post-80s, Wooferten and Community Art

Taipei ﹕ Kao Jun Honn ﹣ From the point of view of Multitude,Spatial Sympton and Resistance in Taiwan

Seoul ﹕ Kim Kang ﹣ The Invention and Destruction of Mullae Arist Village

HongKong﹕ Nin Chan ﹣ A Sketch on the Aesthetics of Occupy Central

目錄 /Table of Content

  • Intro : 許煜 ﹣如果我們仍有空間…
  • Map :

DOXA – 創意空間- 從創意經濟到危機經濟 (譯/劉建華)

樋口拓朋﹣ 廢棄空間,或者是叛亂據點 ﹣論素人之亂 (譯/陳炯霖 圖/松本哉)

黃詠欣/N. Sauret ﹣香港, 一個非空間城市 (譯/李維嘉)

劉建華 – 一張懸於牛棚藝術村外墻的橫額

江上賢一郎 ﹣輻射戰爭中的藝術 ﹣ 運動與新的共同的創造 (譯/陳炯霖)

羅文樂 ﹣ 藝術與例外的符號

  • Territory:

東京﹕ 小川哲男 ﹣ 宮下公園藝術村的抗爭 (譯/陳炯霖)

武漢﹕ 麥顛 ﹣ 公共廢墟

香港﹕ 李俊峰 ﹣從八十後觀點,看活化廳

台北﹕ 高俊宏 ﹣ 從諸眾觀點,談台灣空間症狀及抗爭

首爾﹕ 金江 ﹣ 士紳化下的文來藝術村 (譯/陳虹穎)

香港﹕ 陳寧 ﹣ 佔領中環的美學 (譯/鄧逸晴)



Jaspar Lau 劉建華 (Hong Kong, Art Critic, Wooferten)
Kang KIM金江 (Korea, Artist, Oasis)
Law Man Lok 羅文樂 (Hong Kong, Artist)
Mai Dian 麥巔 (China, Musician, Wu Han Youth Autonomous Lab)
Kao Jun Honn 高俊宏 (Taiwan, Artist)
Takuro Higuchi 樋口拓朗 (Japan, Independent Sociologist, Amateur Revolt)
Kenichiro Egami 江上賢一郎 (Japan, Activist, Photographer)
Yuk Hui 許煜 (Paris/Hong Kong, Philosopher, DOXA)
Tetsuo Ogawa 小川哲生 (Japan, Writer/activist, Miyashita Movement)
Nin Chan 陳寧(Montreal/ Hong Kong, Theorist, Occupy Hong Kong)
Ashley Wong 黃詠欣(London/Hong Kong, Co-founder, DOXA)
Nicolas Sauret (Paris/Hong Kong, Filmmaker)



[1] Brian Holmes, Meetings at Womenjia Youth Autonomy LabIs Wuhan Really the Chicago of China?, 2011

[2] Textinnitiate, Interview with Matsumoto Hajime, 2011

[3] Brewing the Perfect Cup of Activism: An Interview, 2011
This publication project is kindly supported by OpenVizor

More information about DOXA’s Creative Project.