Dance with the Land —Kaohsiung Exhibition: Niaosong & Renwu
- 2020.05.28 ~ 2021.01.03
- 1F Room 103&104, Main building
Niaosong District and Renwu District have long been important transportation hubs in Kaohsiung. In recent decades, their long-standing history and rich culture have been affected by rapid industrial development, leading to an unprecedented shift in the traditional lifestyle and environment in both places.
The development of these settlements is facing challenges, manifested by the ambiguous mix of agricultural and industrial sectors. While pursuing development and land sustainability are equally important, how do we find a balance between the two? First, let us navigate through this “region of water.”
New Energy under the Sea Fig Tree
Lying east of Niaosong, Hushan District boasts wonderful scenery. Also, its proximity to the city center attracts an influx of people. While the west district went through rapid urbanization, the east part still keeps some land.
Attracting many small-scale factories, Niaosong is a mix of agricultural and industrial sectors and has a wide variety of business types. From building housing to life experience, the place is even capable of providing its own food. A unique balance is found between the industrial development and nature here. Furthermore, there is a group of people trying to reverse the fate of the land and transform Niaosong into an eco-village that combines ecology, daily necessity, and vigor.
New Satellite City with Rich Culture and Industries
After the 1970s, Renwu transformed from a farming town into an industrialized city. The land no longer grows crops; instead, factories and concrete buildings came along, becoming the main landscape now.
Also, due to its proximity to the city center and jobs provided by local factories, the population has grown exponentially, resulting in more mature residential planning and a process of transition to a satellite city with convenient means of transport.