7:00 – 8:30 pm (via ZOOM)
Capturing for Care: Curating Hong Kong Modernism with Architectural Photobooks
Walter Koditek (Docomomo HK)
Natasza Minasiewicz (Docomomo HK)
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To curate is to take care. To photograph is to capture. This session explores the idea of capturing for care through the architectural photobook. How does the curation of architecture that takes place in these edited collections of architectural images change our relationship to the city and the built environment around us? When does documentation compel us to protect and conserve particular built forms and when does it facilitate their demolition or their erasure through renewal and renovation? How will the images that are taken and disseminated now impact our future visions of the city and its histories?
Urban planner Walter Koditek and architect Natasza Minasiewicz present their respective photobooks in progress and invite discussion on the social function of architectural photography, its role in design research and its potential to transform ways of looking and remembering.
Docomomo Hong Kong is the local chapter of Docomomo International (International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Site and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement). Established in 1988, the global organization aims to enhance public knowledge and promote the protection of notable examples of modern architecture and built landscapes around the world. http://www.docomomo.hk
The event is supported by the Built Heritage Research Collaborative (BHRC), HKUrbanLabs, HKU Faculty of Architecture