UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
02 Informal

Director/Producer/Composer: Tom COZENS
Executive Producers: Professor Chris WEBSTER & Dr. Eric SCHULDENFREI
Assistant Producer: Alex TAIT
Production Assistant: Winnie YEUNG
Editor: Nick BRIER

Academic contributors: Dr. Juan DU, Dr. Bin JIANG, Alvan SUEN, Sam CHENG and Rita WOO
Actor: Xianwei LONG, Daniel CHAN
Actress: Doris LEUNG Suk Fong

Informality in cities is both valued and vilified. Planners and architects pursue beauty, efficiency, vibrancy and a healthy environment by overwriting old forms of informality and creating new forms. Can you design for the informal and plan for spontaneity? Does every city need its residual, marginal and fallow spaces as places for innovation, survival and invention?

Urban Ecologies Design Lab: https://www.arch.hku.hk/researchcentre/urban-ecologies-design-lab/

Virtual Reality Lab of Urban Environments and Human Health: https://www.arch.hku.hk/researchcentre/virtual-reality-lab-of-urban-environments-human-health/

CUSUP: https://fac.arch.hku.hk/upad/cusup/

He S, Liu Y, Wu F & Webster C (2010). Social groups and housing differentiation in China’s urban villages: An institutional interpretation. Housing Studies25(5), 671-691.
Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02673037.2010.483585

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