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Chan Lai-kiu

Dr Chan Lai Kiu is the founder of design practice, arQstudio. She has received Hong Kong Young Architect Award in 2003, and has won many international and local awards for her architectural works, such as Hysan Place, Shunde Cultural Centre, Suzhou Sheraton Hotel and Entertainment Buildings. She is one of the founders of Hong Kong Architecture Centre. She has extensive curatorial experience, including her latest role as the Chief Curator of the UABBHK2017. She is also the co-author of a number of books such as “The 逼 City” and “香港建築百年”. She is a passionate painter and installation artist.


Play it the HK Way series

  • 19 Dec 2019 - 15 Mar 2020

  • 10:00 - 22:00


1. Running Man, Teen & Kids
2. Hong Kong Ups & Downs (Digital version)

Living in a highly compact city, clever HK people have developed many smart ways of using space. In this series of artworks, interesting characters of Hong Kong are revealed through various toys and games, and hopefully people enjoy playing them and understand more about Hong Kong.

Kids – running between classes and activities.
Teens – running between tuition
Adults – running between families, works, part times, after-work events

Based on the mechanism a vintage wooden toy, a board mounted with pins allow three busy figures i.e. a busy man, a busy teen and a busy boy, running between destinations. This may let people rethink their busy lives in Hong Kong.