Flaneur is a nomadic, independent magazine focussing on one street per issue. The magazine embraces the street’s complexity, its layers and fragmented nature with a literary approach. The content of the magazine is produced with and for Flaneur by artists of all disciplines while the team spends two months on location. It is made using a collaborative, impulsive and unconventional approach. The magazine attempts to use a single microcosm to tell universal stories.
Issue 8 features KANGDING ROAD / WANDA ROAD, TAIPEI. Following the rivers of Taipei, we end up in Wanhua, the oldest part of the Taiwanese capital. This part of town is often perceived as the city's periphery yet we consider it as its gates. In an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort the axis of Kangding Road and Wanda Road is mapped out from different angles, revealing the layers, colonial implications, unvoiced stories and contradictions of this place of displacements. The issue is bilingual, English and Mandarin. Contributors: Betty Apple, Chan Wei-Hsiung, Lotus Hui-Ching Chang, Sheryl Cheung, Chi Ti-Nan, Chou Yi, Brian Chee-Shing Hioe, Hu Shu-Wen, Snow Huang , Hung Hung, Zo Lin, SuYu-Hsin, Teng Chao-Ming, Senthuran Varatharajah, Wu Ming-Yi, Manbo Key, Yu Cheng-Ta, Zhang Xu-Zhan