An Interview with Melissa Cate Christ: Stair Culture: Digging into the Past and Present of Hong Kong’s Ladder Streets

An interview with Melissa Cate Christ, Research Assistant Professor teaching Environment and Interior Design at PolyU, who runs the ‘Stair Culture’ project attempting to document the hundreds of stairways and “ladder streets” that climb Hong Kong’s steep hills. More than just a catalogue, the project is an investigation into the history, culture and significance of the stairs.