Due to the economic importance of its major employer, the city of Koromo changed its name to Toyota in 1959. The Homi public housing development in Toyota City opened in 1975 and was then a highly desirable residence for many families. Today it is home to a large population of Brazilian immigrants, who came to the area to work at Toyota and related manufacturing jobs, but are now often the first to loose those jobs due to recession. Architecture and the ways that people live continue to be Van der Weijde’s main themes. The absence of people in these photographs cover them with a spooky layer, even more when one knows that over 11,000 people live in this estate. Published by 4478zine (Amsterdam).
32 pages, 17 x 24 cm, paperback, 4478zine (Amsterdam).