Zhiyi Zhou

City Within City


Night Market is a place where culture flows, emotions gather and people relax—a place where the history of the city is recorded. Night market is the epitome of ordinary people's daily life and the epitome of a city. Specifically, the Chinese Night Market is a microcosm of a city, representing the lifestyle of the people who inhabit it.

City Within City is an exploration of night market culture, especially Chinese culture. This project uses interviews, images, and visualizations to introduce the culture of night market to those who have never experienced it. Five books, an audio recording and typographic banners illustrate the culture of Chinese night market and compare this style to other Asian markets.

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