Community Project Workshop - Faculty of Architecture's initiative in Knowledge Exchange
- Date & Time:
February 23, 2011 (Wed) | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room P-603, Graduate House
Ms Tris Kee
Director of Community Project Workshop, Faculty of Architecture
The Community Project Workshop (CPW) was established in 2009 to undertake knowledge exchange initiatives in the Faculty of Architecture. Students, under the supervision of faculty members and professionals, have been engaged in design and consultancy projects for Government and non-governmental organizations under the auspices of the CPW.
The involvement on the part of students in these projects is innovative for architectural education in Hong Kong as students engage in experiential learning and participation in the community in a form of knowledge exchange. Locally, students participate in public engagement sessions, urban studies, short courses to secondary school students, exhibitions and seminars. In rural areas of China, the CPW is engaged in research and design of school prototypes and other sustainable design. The feedback from the community thus far is both positive and encouraging.
Ms. Tris Kee will discuss how the CPW can help to promote creativity and knowledge exchange and the challenges for it to become a multi-disciplinary unit beyond the Faculty’s disciplines, (namely, architecture, landscape architecture, real estate and construction, and urban planning and design), to reach out more to other faculties within the University.