Student installations were invited back to light up the market for the “Graham Street Market Festival 2008” this past Saturday November 15th. Assistant Professor Marisa Yiu led a graduate seminar with Katty Law and Chris Mok, this Spring semester on public installations that engaged issues on the Graham St. Market undergoing urban renewal. The 2008 Festival event celebrates the Graham Street Market and its 140-year old legacy as Hong Kong’s oldest street market and included other exhibitions, forums and film screenings. This was an opportunity for the public to experience and understand the unique market culture of Hong Kong and the importance of heritage and cultural conservation.
The Graham Street Market Festival 2008 was lead organized by the Conservancy Association Center for Heritage and co-organised by SEE Network and the Central & Western Concern Group with funding sponsored by the Central & Western Concern District Council.