China Out to Dry is a visual ethnography that unpacks how the everyday behavior of drying things varies across the most populous country in the world. From clothing to food to tools, the common thread of use and consumption for so many of things people interact with daily is the need for them to be dried. This book explores the many ways and places in which things are put out to dry, and explores the multitude of factors influencing the evolution of this deceptively simple task. Feel free to browse the introduction and read about my process for assembling this book here.
Yangonomics guides readers through dozens of interviews and encounters across Yangon’s bustling markets and alleyways. View Yangon’s informal economy through the lenses of commerce, design, and policy, and see the inner workings of the city’s informal economy. Yangonomics offers insight into what makes this Southeast Asian metropolis truly tick, as readers embark on a visual ethnography exploring inhabitants’ abundant creativity. If you prefer the feeling of paper instead of pixels on your fingertips (and can afford the steep price), softcover is also available from Lulu.com.