Thesis 

Hong Kong 2016

Crafts Vault: The V&A Academy of Artisanal Crafts

Student

King Hei Thomas Chee

Responding to the uncertain future of traditional crafts industry in the UK threatened by the economic downturn and the rise of new manufacturing technologies, the proposal by introducing crafts workshops into a new extension of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, tries to promote a new typology of museum building for storing and exhibiting crafts that could help bringing the lost touch of crafts back to the modern city.

Reclaim the Residual - Local Inhabitation in the Lost Space 

Student

LEUNG Shuk Wa Shirley

Hong Kong’s image has always inclined to its skyscraper skyline.  With its high density, extreme architecture and complex infrastructure, such unique condition generates lots of the residual spaces interweave in-between the urban fabric.

Such by-products of development are physically present, yet mentally detached.

 

They are the form of absence – which often being neglected, misused or isolated from current development.  Hong Kong embraces a condensed, complicated and layered urban system, which both creates and hides these residual spaces. Outside the effecitve use of modern movement, they are often being ignored or hided intentionally or being replaced by aggressive insertion of mass and object often result in a violent transformation of these vacant and strange spaces that dissolving its own beauty. 

Polarised Society: Bridging the GAP, Culture and Play

Student

KAN Wing Tommy

Hong Kong is becoming an increasingly polarised society, conflicts are occurring more often than before. These conflicts could be boiled down to people not willing to respect opinions and views that are not in line with their own. In trying to identify the reasons that makes the society so volatile these days, I have identified four major factors that contribute to this shift of social dynamics:
a rigid educational system
isolation in an age of hyper-connectivity,
a continual search for identity
a lack of social mobility

FACTS

Course Instructor

Prof. Peter W. Ferretto

Student

LEUNG Shuk Wa Shirley

KAN Wing Tommy

King Hei Thomas Chee

Category

Teaching