From Conservative to Evolutionary
Identity is a core value in humanity and cultural advancement. The appreciation of our city’s identity requires the understanding of our heritage, culture and context. Adding imagination to existing impressions of the city enable us to project our current identity creatively to a wider audience. It also allows us to explore future possibilities that would further enhance the city’s image. The curatorial team aims to cultivate the public’s interest and understanding of our identity through interactive and engaging programmes. For the exhibition, we emphasise to encourage innovative ways of establishing, projecting and imagining the city’s identity with the use of the latest technology. IDENTITY is the most important sub-theme in the 2 x 2 spider web as it gives the ground for LIVEABILITY and SUSTAINABILITY to grow with the locality.
From Cautious to Exploratory
Liveability in the old days might refer to basic livable conditions, a cautious approach to surviving. Today, it means more than survival, but an exploratory awareness to achieve quality living space and opportunity in the city. The urban area of Hong Kong has an exceptionally high density, and it is hard to make it livable without innovative solutions. Revealing how technology can help in evaluating the need, the living pattern and the response from the citizens will be crucial in this sub-theme. When the liveability of our city is assessed, can a wider spectrum be studied - from private to public spaces, and from separation to connectivity? Exhibitions and programmes to experiment and demonstrate multi-disciplinary proposals to improve our city’s liveability will be the core.
From Ernest to Radical
Sustainability determines the future of our city and the world. The balance between environmental, social and economic development directly affects how the city can survive in the flux of global changes. The curatorial team truly believes that sustainability is a process rather than an end-product. Through imagination, we will be placing our value on the goal of being sustainable to build a healthier city together, rather than finding sustainability as a goal in itself.
In recent years, the relationship between digital technology and environmental sustainability is demonstrated by the application of artificial intelligence and robotics. Our focus is to present inventive ways and the latest technological development that help to achieve a better-built environment. We are looking for programmes that encourage the public and young generations to understand our responsibility to make positive changes. For the exhibitions, our objective is to showcase radical ideas on sustainable design by imaging how the future would be, with the latest innovations on construction materials and technology. The concept of smart cities will also be explored through the systems of infrastructure and transportation.