Tommi Hilsee

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Rotterdam, Netherlands
thilsee@tomhilsee.com

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The Pores of our Skin are Full of Plastic: A Brief History of Petrochemicals

the architecture of violence; constructing Rotterdam: from the polder parcel to
urban housing


72 Kneeland; a history of a site in Boston's Chinatown

Reclaiming the Land; constructing collectivity
on a terril


Visitor Center @
Althouse Arboretum


Newburgh Community
Photo Project

An on-going project with the Chinatown Atlas to witness larger transitions in the built, cultural, and economic landscape of the South Cove, and Boston, since colonial settlement, through the detailed description of the history of a single site. (The site, 72 Kneeland, being the building in which I myself lived.)

[fig.1] Mapping incremental land-fill and wharfing projects in the South Cove
[fig.2] Axon of building at 72 Kneeland across time, including the moment of being cut in half

Drawings and research summary will be soon available within a book on the geographic and built history of Bostons' Chinatown produced by the Chinatown Atlas and published by MIT Press