「地圖不過是另一層，置於千重人類在土地上的地理歷史之上的印記」- Richard Long
本活動由Hong Kong Urban Laboratory與Roundtable Cultural Collective合辦活動網址：http://www.urbanlab.org.hk/hkszbiennale/
Mapping ‘Kai Tak Bund’: creative cartography and visual archeologyWorkshop and art exhibition on the spatial representation of Kowloon East
“A map is just one more layer, a mark laid down upon thousands of other layers of human geographic history on the surface of the land” - Richard Long
Since Chinese colonial elites Ho Kai and Au Tak named and planned Kai Tak Bund, the extended urban area of Kowloon East has been a core terrain where the fascinating history of Hong Kong unfolds. In recent years, new plans for the rebirth and transformation of Kowloon East have been proposed. Already hybrid and heterogeneous, the history, built environments and social relations of the district will be furthered in flux and refashioned in the near future. This juncture of transition is a great chance to remind us the importance of capturing the rich textures of Kowloon East.
Mapping Kai Tak Bung invites participants to use maps as their methods to represent the tremendous amount of datas and the stories contained by a place, they will study and learn ways to produce alternative maps. Maps do not only inspire popular spatial imaginations, they are also seen by many artists as an art form in itself. The Workshop will be led by artists who treat mapping as an artistic way to approach urban space, participants will talk with the artists and create unique and creative maps. The maps altogether will form a multi-faceted picture of Kowloon East’s multiple layers of geographical history.
The programme is co-curated by Hong Kong Urban Laboratory and Roundtable Cultural CollectiveProgramme website: http://www.urbanlab.org.hk/hkszbiennale/