UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Forum on “Participatory Practice in Architecture and related fields in Hong Kong”
Date:
26-Jan-2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue:
Room 622, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Title:
Forum on “Participatory Practice in Architecture and related fields in Hong Kong”

Abstract:

The aim of the forum is to invite professionals from various fields to share their experience on participatory practice with general public in Hong Kong and how this can open up more ideas on participatory design in architecture.  

Why Participatory Practice is important in Hong Kong?
Who are the key actors in wider social participation and how does this affect other roles and relationships?
How and in which context should the public engage?
What are the tools for participation in order to communicate more openly in the consultation process?
To what extend does the professional needs to embrace the voice of public, yet maintain his/ her status as a guiding role?

Invited Speakers:

Ms. Suki Chan
Community Organizer, Community Development Alliance

Mr. Norris Ng
Tsuen Wan District Councillor of Tsuen Wan Rural

Mr. Jeffery Wong
Town Planner,
Past Chairperson of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) Young Planners Group

Mr. Robert Wong
Project Development Director,
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Bio of speakers

Ms. Suki Chan
Community Organiser, Community Development Alliance

Ms. Suki Chan Suk Ki has joined Tung Chung Community Development Alliance since 2012 as Community Organizer. Her work focuses on public wet market development issues and she has been aligning varies local communities to form an alliance to monitor public market development.

Mr. Norris Ng
Tsuen Wan District Councillor of Tsuen Wan Rural

Norris Ng is the District Councillor of Tsuen Wan Rural Constituency, a member of Environmental Campaign Committee and an architectural assistant of a practising firm. His Council work focuses on providing practical design solution to public affairs and objectively communicating with his constituents by graphical means.

Mr. Jeffrey Wong
Town Planner,
Past Chairperson of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) Young Planners Group

Mr. Jeffrey Wong is a registered professional town planner.  As the Past Chairperson of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) Young Planners Group, Steering Committee Member of Walk DVRC and the Advisor of Hong Kong Public Space Initiative (HKPSI), he has been organising various community engagement and educational programmes to promote the value and importance of town planning and public space to all walks of life.  Together with other young passionate professionals, Mr. Wong founded LEAPS in 2015, a dedicated real estate and construction professional platform with a goal to generate innovative solutions to current land and housing as well as other social issues, leveraging their professional expertise and insight.  In 2017, he also became one of the Co-Curators of Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture (Hong Kong) focusing on the evolving mixed use developments in Hong Kong.

Mr. Robert Wong
Project Development Director,
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Robert Wong is a Hong Kong registered architect and a member of Royal Institute of British Architects with over twenty years of professional experience and academic training in architecture, design and urban development planning.  Over the years, he has been actively involved in community services. He is currently holding the position of Project Development Director at Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council. Robert is passionate in creating human-centred design by engaging users in the participatory design process. These humanities design projects improve the living environment for the poor, elderly and the disadvantaged.

Robert was awarded the Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Person 2015 and Hong Kong Humanity Award 2017 to recognize his achievement in the architectural profession and his contribution to community in Hong Kong. In 2016, Robert was selected as the Top 3 in the Changemaker of the Year in 4th ElderCare Innovation Award 2016 in Singapore. In the architectural professions, Robert has continuously received different design awards including design competitions in Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong. Robert has been invited to present his works at international conferences, including World Health Organisation, UN-Habitat World Urban Forum, Union of International Architects World Congress.

Building up on Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council’s rich experience of elderly service and its architectural design, Robert worked together with his colleagues to publish “Construct Miracles for Seniors – Reference Booklet for Elderly Service Project Design” in China in 2015.

“Architects are not only serving those with resources, but also the poor and the underprivileged.”

Moderator:

Ms. Rosalia Leung
Lecturer, Department of Architecture, HKU


This forum is part of the course ARCH 7405 Research on Participatory Design in Architecture.

 

All interested are welcome.

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