Sustainable Future, Hong Kong Tales

Memorial Screening: The Wright Chronicle

28/04/2018

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Memorial Screening: The Wright Chronicle

Date:

28/04/2018

Time:

03:30 - 05:30 p.m.

Venue:

The Special Exhibitions and Events Gallery, Hong Kong Maritime Museum (Central Pier No. 8, Hong Kong)

Detail:

Brief:

Born in Hong Kong more than a century ago, Alec Michael John Wright (1912-2018) witnessed both the adversity and prosperity of this city. As a senior government architect, he was instrumental to the post-war public architecture which shaped Hong Kong’s unique cityscape and spatial experience.

Urban Diary is honoured that Mr. Michael Wright shared with us his story in London a few years ago, which enabled us to produce "The Wright Chronicle". Mr. Wright, aged 105, passed away in London on 26 January 2018. While we mourn his death, we are certain that his stories and deeds will be fondly remembered.

Link for Reference:

https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/daily/article/20180128/20287629

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Film Screening & Discussion - Lai Sun Store

Date:

26 January 2018 (Fri)

Time:

07:30 - 09:00 p.m.

Venue:

City Book Room
420 North Bridge Road, #03-10, North Bridge Centre Singapore 188727

Detail:

Film Screening & Discussion- “Lai Sun Store"

Lai Sun Store
Producer: Chloe Lai
Director: Nate Chan
Year of Production: 2014
Length: 55 minutes
Language: Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Synopsis:
Lai Sun Store has been in business for 40 years. It nurtures three generations of the Chan family. Over the years, the mum-and-pop store has emerged as a quasi-public space of the community. Residents of the Pak Tin Estate go to the store for snacks and soft drinks. But more importantly, they go there to meet more neighbours. Visiting the store is their daily pilgrimage. But redevelopment of Pak Tin Estate meant the store has to shut down. The film captures the last days of the store, and how the neighbours say goodbye to the Chan family.

After the screening, the producer, Dr. Chloe Lai will be attending the question-and-answer session.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Asst Prof Ting Chun Chun, Chinese Studies, Nanyang Technological University.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER
A journalist by training, Dr. Chloe Lai has long been covering issues pertaining to urban planning and development in English newspapers in Hong Kong. She currently runs a non-profit online platform called Urban Diary (Website: https://www.urbandiarist.com/en/, Facebook: ovalurbandiary) that promotes sustainable living in the city. Urban Diary is a collage of stories which features the actions and crafts of ordinary Hong Kong people that make the city vibrant, diverse and resilient. Dr. Lai uses journalism to narrate stories of everyday life. She firmly believes in discovering different way of living in the ruthlessly development-driven Hong Kong. Dr. Lai’s work was turned into the bilingual publication titled URBAN DIARY: Sustainable Future Hong Kong Tales, which was named by academic groups such as the Hong Kong Urban Laboratory, and media outlets such as Stand News, as one of the top 10 books in Urban Studies for 2015. Dr. Lai obtained her PhD from the Department of Comparative Literature, The University of Hong Kong. Her thesis, Journalism as part of the neoliberal urban redevelopment regime: the case of Hong Kong, investigates the role of the press in Hong Kong’s urban redevelopment regime, and analyses the impact of neoliberal governmentality on journalism.

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Tales of Shui Hau (Exhibition, Screening & Guided Tours)

Date:

29 & 30 July, 5 & 6 August (Sat & Sun)

Time:

Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Venue:

Shui Hau Village Hall, Lantau Island

Detail:

Urban Diary, a local NGO that advocates sustainable urban ways of life, will host a series of exhibition, screening, and guided tours in the coming two weekends. Friends of Urban Diary and the expat community in Lantau are cordially invited to join our event.

The village of Shui Hau is three hundred years old. THe village is bounded by the Lantau Peak to the north and the South China Sea to the south. "Tales of Shui Hau" documents the village and its people by text, images and documentary. We offer a new perspective of understanding Shui Hau and Lantau Island.

Details:
Link to guided tours:
https://goo.gl/forms/mriugSZX08DHhmFy2
Date: 29-30 July & 5-6 August (Saturdays & Sundays)
Time: Noon-6:00 p.m.
Venue: Shui Hau Village Hall, Lantau Island
Programme: Bilingual Exhibition, Documentary Rhymes of Shui Hau (with English subtitles), Guided Tours, Busking
Organizer: Urban Diary
Inquiries: 2528-8669 or contact@urbandiarist.com

Rundown (Aug 5th):

12PM Tales of Shui Hau photo exhibition
               Open till 6:00PM (Except during screening)

1PM  Screening of the documentary
             Rhymes of Shui Hau with Q & A to follow. 
             Please allow one hour

2:30PM  Biodiversity tour of the Shui Hau mudflats
                    Please allow one and a half hours
                    Sturdy-soled shoes recommended

4PM  Presentation of the accompanying photo exhibit by Curator Dr. Chloe Lai
             Please allow 45 minutes

5:30PM  Screening of the documentary
                    Rhymes of Shui Hau
                    Please allow a half hour

The last bus to Tung Chung is at 6:35PM

Rundown (Aug 6th):

12:00PM Tales of Shui Hau photo exhibition
                      Open till 6:00PM (Except during screening)

12:30PM  Screening of the documentary
                       Rhymes of Shui Hau
                       Please allow a half hour

1:30PM  Buskers at the Beach
                     Live music will be on the rooftop

3:00PM Biodiversity tour of the Shui Hau mudflats
                   Please allow one and a half hours
                   Sturdy-soled shoes recommended

4:00PM  A cappella vocal performance by Voyage
                    Live music will be on the rooftop

The last bus to Tung Chung is at 6:35PM

 

 

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