China is experiencing a new shift of urbanization̶ a transformation that the Chinese people can see directly. Since 2016, The city that I live in has always been under construction. New roads, bridges, public buildings, the whole city can be seen as a gigantic construction site. The various construction projects led to the phenomenon that an increasing number of construction workers are insight all over the city.

 

In September 2019, I visited 10 construction sites, talking to and documenting the people on these sites. I found that although they are becoming an inseparable part of the city. They have a strong sense of distance, which involves an ambiguous identity that shifts between autonomy and distance.