Increasing political disenfranchisement and impending crises have necessitated citizen demands be rooted in the physical site of protest. The site of protest grants agency back to discontent citizens through the collective appropriation of space, however, space is a limited and highly regulated commodity. Unruly Nation examines the site of protest, highlighting how the reclamation of space is vital in the reclamation of a political voice.
Featured here is a case study of Hong Kong’s ongoing Democracy Movement, analyzing how the site of protest is defined by, and subsequently redefines, established notions of space and place. By mapping and analyzing tools, targets, and tactics of protest, this work highlights creative strategies for resistance, identifying opportunities to empower spatial reclamation and the pursuit of political action.