Exchange Knowledge and Engage Community: 2007-08 Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
- Date & Time:
May 16, 2012 (Wed) | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room P6-03, Graduate House
Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture
Mr Weijen Wang received the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2011 of the Faculty of Architecture for the "2007-08 Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism" project.
As Hong Kong's inaugural architecture, design and planning exposition, the event put together works of leading international and local architects, planners and designers, invigorated local creative professionals and raised wide public interest in issues on architectural and urban design. The programme of exhibitions, lectures, forums and workshops stimulated public debate about the quality and modes of city living vis-a-vis relevant social and cultural issues, and on how architecture and urban spaces are intimately linked to our daily life. This twin-city event with concurrent exhibition in Shenzhen also enhances cultural dialogue and synergy between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, our counterparts in the Pearl River Delta and the Greater China region. With HKU's participation in design, exhibition, and related events, the biennale also set the example of Knowledge Exchange for the community with professionals and academia.