In several scheduled events, the Macau based architect Tiago Saldanha Quadros interviewed leading figures from the fields of architecture and urbanism, to examine the key issues and ambitions underscoring Macau’s astonishing dash for growth.
What are the costs, and the blindspots, of Macau’s rampant growth? What is the role played by Macau in China’s development?
Gathered in this volume is a unique collection of interviews by Tiago Saldanha Quadros - with Hendrik Tieben, Thomas Daniell, Mário Duque, Wang Weijen, Diogo Burnay, Jianfei Zhu, Jorge Figueira, Werner Breitung and Pedro Campos Costa. Their contributions map the recent development of Macau, offering a microcosm of the social and cultural changes and generating new knowledge and insight into Macau's current conditions.
What happens to and in Macau matters, because this level of transformation has never been seen or attempted before. And while it has a kind of terrible beauty in its scale and scope, no one is quite sure how it will ultimately impact on the future of Macau citizens.