TAI KWUN CONVERSATIONS: UNESCO Series – Innovations in Urban Heritage

TAI KWUN CONVERSATIONS: UNESCO Series – Innovations in Urban Heritage

TAI KWUN CONVERSATIONS: UNESCO Series – Innovations in Urban Heritage

Please register separately for each session by accessing the links above.

Presented by Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts (Tai Kwun) in collaboration with UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok), this series of conversations explores innovative strategies for integrating urban heritage into the wider goals of sustainable development. With a regional focus on Asia and the Pacific, it aims to inspire local actions and creative solutions as catalysts for implementing the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on World Heritage properties and the surrounding communities. It has amplified pre-existing structural issues and raised new problems related to heritage management in the broader context of a city. This series provides an opportunity for creating new value propositions beyond immediate pandemic response for the achievement of long-term sustainability in terms of economic, social, and environmental dimensions.

The three co-curated sessions include: Urban recovery through culture, arts and creativity (4 July); Urban sustainability and resilience through nature and culture (1 August); and Heritage, power and gender in cities (5 September).  

Speakers from across the globe and Hong Kong will engage in lively discussions online and onsite at Tai Kwun’s JC Cube.

The talks are presented in the hybrid format of live/online events with the moderator and a live audience and at Tai Kwun’s JC Cube, as well as a pre-registered online audience.

Free registration on the Tai Kwun website.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.taikwun.hk/en/programme/detail/tai-kwun-conversations-unesco-series-innovations-in-urban-heritage/1005

 (1): Urban recovery through culture, arts, and creativity

TAI KWUN CONVERSATIONS: UNESCO Series – Innovations in Urban Heritage

 (1): Urban recovery through culture, arts, and creativity

With a keynote speech on UNESCO’s Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) Recommendation, this Tai Kwun Conversations begins with a holistic vision and strategies for urban revitalisation. It explores the role of creativity and the arts in revitalising cities and public spaces, highlighting the power of culture as a transformative driver for sustainable development.

Moderator:
Desmond Hui, Professor and Head, Department of Art and Design, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Speakers:
Jyoti Hosagrahar, Deputy Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre (keynote speaker)
Edman Choy, Hong Kong Studio Director, Herzog & de Meuron

Commentary:
Xin Gu, Senior Lecturer, School of Media Film and Journalism, Monash University

Date & Time: 4 July 2022, 7:00pm (GBT+8)

Format: JC Cube and Online
Zoom link for online access: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82375873725?pwd=ZkJ0OUt4akxlei9wZEpSNnRrWGl3dz09

Free registration on the Tai Kwun website

For more information, please visit:
https://www.taikwun.hk/en/programme/detail/tai-kwun-conversations-unesco-series-talk-1-br-urban-recovery-through-culture-arts-and-creativity/1029

(2): Urban sustainability and resilience through nature and culture

TAI KWUN CONVERSATIONS: UNESCO Series – Innovations in Urban Heritage

(2): Urban sustainability and resilience through nature and culture

To tackle climate change and disaster risk mitigation, the second Tai Kwun Conversations in the UNESCO Series explores green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, blue-green infrastructure and economies, and nature-based solutions for urban resilience.

Moderator:
Mee Kam Ng, Vice-chairman of the Department of Geography and Resource Management, Director of the Urban Studies Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Speakers:
Christine Loh, Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, former Under Secretary for the Environment in the HKSAR Government (2012-2017)  

Kotchakorn Voraakhom, Chairwoman of the Climate Change Working Group of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA World); CEO and Founder of Landprocess and Porous City Network

Commentary:
Wendy C. Atieno, Programme Officer, Ecosystem-based Adaptation, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Date & Time: 1 August 2022, 7:00pm (GBT+8)

Format: JC Cube and Online
Zoom link for online access: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84661589270?pwd=WGxXSWlZSVFoWDBNc3pPVjhxSHhOUT09

Free registration on the Tai Kwun website

For more information, please visit:
https://www.taikwun.hk/en/programme/detail/tai-kwun-conversations-unesco-series-talk-2-br-urban-sustainability-and-resilience-through-nature-and-culture/1030

(3): Heritage, Power and Gender in Cities

TAI KWUN CONVERSATIONS: UNESCO Series – Innovations in Urban Heritage

(3): Heritage, Power and Gender in Cities

The final Tai Kwun Conversations in the UNESCO Series considers gender roles, social mores, power relations, and the impact on urban inclusion or exclusion and social mobility or immobility. Speakers share their views on rewriting heritage narratives and reimagining an inclusive urban community that represents a multiplicity of identities.

Moderator:
Sealing Cheng, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Speakers:
Roslyn Russell, Director, Roslyn Russell Museum Services; Chair, UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee

Chantal Wong,  Co-founder of Learning Together, Women’s Festival, and Things That Can Happen (2014-2017)

Date & Time: 5 September 2022, 7:00pm (GBT+8)

Format: JC Cube and Online

Free registration on the Tai Kwun website

For more information, please visit:
https://www.taikwun.hk/en/programme/detail/tai-kwun-conversations-unesco-series-talk-3-br-heritage-power-and-gender-in-cities/1031


Tai Kwun Conversations: UNESCO Series – “Innovation in Urban Heritage”

Urban recovery through culture, arts, and creativity

4 July 2022, Monday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Urban sustainability and resilience through nature and culture

1 August 2022, Monday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Heritage, Power and Gender in Cities

5 September 2022, Monday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Programme details are subject to change, please refer to the Tai Kwun websites for news and updates.

Visitor Information

The entire Tai Kwun site is open to the public daily from 8am to 11pm.

Tai Kwun’s social distancing measures comply with the latest safety regulations. All visitors will be required to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" App upon entering Tai Kwun and must either provide a COVID-19 vaccination record or the relevant exemption certificate for inspection upon request in accordance with the Vaccine Pass Direction. Exhibition and event spaces in Tai Kwun are subject to active checking of Vaccine Pass. The frequency of cleansing is being stepped up for high contact surfaces throughout the day, and hand sanitiser stations are available throughout Tai Kwun. Visit the Tai Kwun website for more details: https://www.taikwun.hk/en/visit/visiting_tai_kwun.

For more information, please contact:

Tiffany Ho
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