Archigram Meets Central

Archigram Meets Central
24-Jun-2018 - 08-Jul-2018
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
PMQ Courtyard & Marketplace, G/F
35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Archigram Meets Central
A design educational event at PMQ

The University of Hong Kong’s Department of Architecture is proud to present for the first time in Hong Kong an exhibition on the city and its architecture.

“Archigram Meets Central” is an exhibition showcasing imaginary visions for cities. Archigram’s Opus such as Walking City, Instant City, Oasis, Manzak…will confront the research projects and experimental investigations of some 400 students of the Department of Architecture, all concentrating on Central and the harbour front of Hong Kong.

A first-ever dialogue on the city through architecture is encouraged. The Generation Z questions The Sixties and suggest an alternative Pop Culture. Leading to discussions and debates with participation of the greater public where Central Hong Kong will be the common platform and site for engagement in an experimental summer design school.

Let us all discuss how architecture, urbanism, and landscape can facilitate and bring evolution and change to our environments.

Saturday, 23 June 2018, 5 p.m.
Opening Reception

Sunday, 24 June – 8 July 2018, 12-6 p.m.
Exhibition opens to public

Sunday, 24 June 2018, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Re-imagine Central: Architectural workshop for family and kids
Venue: Marketplace, PMQ
Quota: 20
Collaborative parties: 綠腳丫Little Green Feet

Monday, 25 June 2018, 4:30-7 p.m.
Discussion on Central and the Harborfront on Public space and the City
Venue: HUB (S710-711), 7/F, Block A, PMQ
Open to public

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 2:30-7 p.m.
Discussion on Central Waterfront, its Landscape, and Urban potentials
Venue: HUB (S710-711), 7/F, Block A, PMQ
Open to public

Saturday, 30 June 2018, 2-5 p.m.
Archigram Symposium
Venue: Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, the University of Hong Kong
Speakers: Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, Michael Webb, David Greene
Introduction: Eunice Seng
Discussion Moderation: Nasrine Seraji
Open to public

#1: The Walled-In City, Author: Cynthia Sin Tone Leung, Reclaiming Central; Kalliope Kontozoglou MArch Studio, 2017.
#2: Instant City, Author: Peter Cook, Detail of elevation of total assembly location St. Helen’s Lancashire, Archigram Archive, 1969.