FIVEFOOTWAY is an online magazine about Asian cities. Every month, it explores a theme about life in cities across Asia. Through photo stories, documentary reports, infographics, fiction and critical essays, the magazine looks at architecture and urbanism through the eyes of the people living in it.
The magazine was founded in 2007 as a blog about Asian architecture. In 2011, Awesome Anything re-launched FIVEFOOTWAY as a subscription-based digital magazine in collaboration with Relay Room and In Plain Words.
We helped edit and produce stories for six issues of the magazine and wrote several notable stories including:
The Rides of their Lives
Once a common sight outside stores in Singapore, kiddy rides have lost their space in the city.
The City is Her Playground
Artist Debbie Ding invents games, solves mysteries and seeks adventures to cope with the banal everyday life her city of Singapore.
Dangers & Dragons
The playgrounds a generation of Singaporeans played and grew up in were slain in the name of safety.
At Home With The Community
Singapore editor Andrew Loh is building spaces for all online, first with socio-political news website The Online Citizen and now publichouse.sg.
Picturing a City For All
Interview with Zhuang Wubin on independent photography and democracy in Southeast Asia.