Shipai Village is one of the densest urban villages in Guangzhou. Located right beside the Tech Street, it provides cheap accommodation right in the centre of the city.
Streets inside Shipai are dark – the handshake buildings have been developed to its horizontal maximum.
There are very few traditional buildings still left in Shipai, one of them is pictured below. What I found interesting is the way that green tiles were clad all around the building to renovate it, even though the building has also been marked as a protected relic.
Attending a talk about the Blue House project in Hong Kong. The project was a restoration and reactivation of a historic building (it is blue, hence the name) through working with the community and bringing together people from various places including volunteers, shop owners, NGOs, government onto the project.
Mooncake festival began with an indoor concert in the Litang, one of the main public spaces in the village. Most attendees were villagers.
Outside of the Litang, there are also many activities gathering residents, artists, community workers and villagers. This celebration event is organised by Jiazong, a community work organisation set up by the city government and works especially with disadvantaged groups like elderly.