Red Light City: Book Presentation

Red Light City

The book Red Light City was presented and debated in Brussels at Recyclart on 8th September. Authored by Tsaiher Cheng with reports from Amsterdam, Antwerp, Hong Kong, Montreal and Taipei the book reveals that every red light district is different in its urban form and and relation to the city. The main question addresses the significance of sex work for the architecture of the city, particularly in red light districts which are designated for urban renewal.

Tsaiher Cheng, Manuel Aalbers and Maarten Loopmans (KUL) made short presentations, whilst Magaly Rodrigues Garcia (KU L) gave first critic to open the discussion with the public. As the book’s content editor, Bernardina Borra from SPcitI moderated the debate. At the end of the evening, an exhibition by Roel Backaert opened displaying pictures of the different Red Light District from the book.

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