Cultural Preservation, Photo Gallery, Travelogue Day 11: Fieldwork Gallery September 18, 2014 Alec Hogan A day of public engagement! The Cultural Preservation project team undertook several creative exercises to gather insights from members of the local hutong community. On the left is a child’s residence. He lives on the 3rd floor. There’s a hotel around his home, and a garbage truck parked in between. There are placards to both sides of his building. This little girl lives in a car parked near Qianmen with a relative. Above her car, she has drawn the street and the cars on the street. Around the car are some bugs (bottom right is an ant) and the sun. Especially compared to Nanlouguxiang. Chinese chess is played on the side of a tree on LiuLiChang East Road, the main pedestrian road at LiuLiChang. Old Beijing tofu yogurt after a productive day of fieldwork. This little girl lives in the courtyard in blue. She plays often in the field by her home, and visits an old musician grandpa (top right) on her way home from school. There are a pile of bricks beside her home with boxes that held milk (left out because “they’re too difficult to draw”). Do you see the shirt? It says “不拆” – “no tear down.” Buildings to be torn down are marked with “拆” in a circle. It’s interesting that this has made its way to a shop in Nanlouguxiang. An afternoon (~4:30pm) at LiuLiChang is relatively quiet. Construction never stops in Beijing, not even at night in a busy tourist street. Aiwa and I engage elementary schoolers coming out of school in a “draw your home and hutong” activity. Excited at the prospect of lollipops, kids eagerly participate. In total, 24 1st to 6th graders participated. Can’t start fieldwork without a full stomach! On the left is a child’s residence. He lives on the 3rd floor. There’s a hotel around his home, and a garbage truck parked in between. There are placards to both sides of his building.