19 Dec 2019 - 15 Mar 2020
10:00 - 22:00
Ageing population is a critical issue and has undeniably become a pressing topic in Hong Kong. Government departments, non‐government organizations, social enterprises and different parties have to join efforts to improve the situation and address the resulting urban issues of such. However, it is observed that Hong Kong is still lagging behind comparing to other Asian countries such as Japan and Singapore.
Project Hap Sap合十企画 is an interdisciplinary research team promoting well-being and health in the built environment. It is founded by three academic / professional / researcher, Dr MO, Kar-Him (School of Architecture, CUHK), Ms KO, Kar-Yeung Rina (Institute of Ageing, CUHK), and Mr SIN, Hua-Leung William (Hong Kong Public Space Initiative), who have profound interest in various urban and socio-cultural issues.
The project team takes the city as a co-learning platform for knowledge sharing and co-creation. The team aims to cultivate the interest, raise awareness and develop the sensitivity of the less-represented stakeholders (e.g. elders) to the built environment. By empowering them with knowledge and good values, they become the most qualified “social impact assessors” of design (architecture, urban planning and design) and give invaluable user-feedbacks and “recommendations” to the professionals for the purpose of research and development and beyond.
Initiated by the project team, the “Nutcrackers” is a group of elders, students, architects and artists who are undergoing this journey. From their eyes, we can have a glance at how they think about urban space and how different places in our city carry special meanings and memories to them. These are all valuable assets contributed to well-being that our city should treasure and make good use of to drive our city towards the “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs), making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and safeguarding elders in Hong Kong their right to well‐being.
The exhibit presents the journey of the “Nutcrackers” and how the city looks like from their eyes.