Rural Arts and Culture Discussion Forum

Rural communities are bearers of rich indigenous historical, cultural and social assets, but the inheritance of rural assets is threatened by urbanisation. Guests from the field of Arts and Culture are invited to share their insights on encouraging public access to these assets from four perspectives, namely music and songs, food culture, mixed-media art and films. They will also interact with the audience to explore ways for the sustainable inheritance of these valuable indigenous arts and culture. Participants of the Academy for Sustainable Communities’ public events will be invited to join the Sustainable Communities Fellowship Scheme as Fellows, and will be eligible to apply for the soon to be announced Rural in Action Start-up Scheme.

Date & Time: 2:30-5:00pm, September 7, 2019
Venue: Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, Diamond Hill, Kowloon
Targets: All are welcome
Programme: Click here
Opening Performance: “Paddy Field of My Heart” children musical performed by Sha Tau Kok Central Primary School
Speakers: Dr Stephen Cheung
Head of Postgraduate Studies, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Topic: Hong Kong Traditional Hakka Folk SongsProfessor Sidney Cheung
Professor of the Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Topic: The World is Your Oyster

Dr Chloe Lai
Urban Diary curator
Topic: Filming Rural Culture in Digital Age

Ms Jaffa Lam
Visual artist
Topic: Lost and Found Culture/Memory through Art

Language: Cantonese
Fee: Free of charge
Enquiry: 3917 4768 / ruralsd@hku.hk
Registration: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=66514