An ongoing seminar series provides a platform for MPhil and PhD students, visiting research scholars and faculty members from the Department to share work-in-progress research projects. These talks are open to the public and offer an opportunity for students to present their work to other students of architecture, Faculty members, as well as members of the broader academic community at HKU and beyond.
RPG Student Conference
Every two years, the Department hosts a Research Postgraduate Student conference focused on a research topic related to the organizing student’s scholarly interests. Previous conferences have included graduate students from around the world as well as invited established scholars within the discipline of architecture in the region and internationally, and faculty members of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong.
CIB Student Chapter
The Department’s CIB Student Chapter organizes international conferences at regular intervals. These events provide Research Postgraduate Student students with a forum to present their current research to the public, meet other graduate students from other parts of the world engaged in similar research topics, and engage with relevant faculty from outside HKU as moderators.
Environments and Space Reading Group
The Environments and Space Reading Group aims to foster interdisciplinary discussion among young scholars interested in spatial practices and the production of the built environment. In spring 2022, the group proposes a series of topics, each pairing a set of “classic” writings on space with a contemporary case study. Proposed topics seek to engage with emergent concerns in the study of the built environment, focusing on Asia, such as eco-cities development, environmental conservation, gendered and everyday spaces, heritage futures, and the potential and biases of different methodological approaches. The reading group hopes to create a comfortable sharing and learning platform for attracting students and faculty across the university with interest in the built environment, including, but not limited to, those in architecture, landscape, planning, geography, anthropology, and cultural studies.