Light Installation Central St. Market Event
Peel Street, Graham Street and Gage Street
15 th April, 2008 (Tuesday)
6:30pm - 9:30pm
In using research, design and built methods, the seminar curriculum engages students and the community on architecture's role in building community structures that relate to the urgency of preserving and promoting cultural and social activities in Hong Kong's built environment and public space. The location for this semesters project is the Graham Street Market in Central Hong Kong, which is currently undergoing development and regeneration. Supporting seminars at The University of Hong Kong led by Marisa Yiu, and other discussion forums (such as ‘Public Space’ with Designing Hong Kong to URA Presentations organized by Prof David Lung have taken place).
Students gain an understanding of the history, heritage, existing planning and questions relating to the future of the Central Street Market. The seminar entitled, 'The Politics of the Object: Transformative public and cultural landscapes' is led by Ms. Marisa K.S Yiu (Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong). Students have the opportunity of working closely with Ms. Katty Law from 'Save the street market' - campaign, that is focused on reversing the disintegration of the historic Graham Street Market in Hong Kong. The project includes researching the history and development of the Central street market and producing final designed 'Lighting' objects. With this background - workshops with Mr. Christopher Mok a professional Light consulatant (Principal of Spectrum Design Associates) have assisted students to produce seven small built Light objects.
The two-hour long temporary installation on site hope to encourage the public to engage with the student's projects and act as a dialogue between various audiences of the community.
On going progress class website: www.arch.hku.hk/5108b
Tuesday April 15th
Student presentations with invited guest critics (final review) and tour of installations onsite
Meet at No.10 Gage St at 6:15pm for briefing
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Light installation event and reception onsite at Graham St. Market
No. 10 Gage St.
April 28th to May 2nd
Exhibition continues of the Seven Light Objects
Location: Public covered courtyard adjacent to the Main Library at HKU
Seven Light Objects.
Seven groups (14 Students)
On Peel Street, Graham Street and Gage Street.
- Each student group must work within an approximate dimension of 1m x 1m x 1/2m.
- How the Light installation illustrates their research and questions their work within the context.
- Site specific and/or Hawker Booth specific.
- From Research, concept, testing to final fabrication (6 weeks)
- Fabricated within limited budget and resources. Well crafted.