MAP Office(成員包括Laurent Gutierrez及Valerie Portefaix)受到沿海地區以及其經濟、生態和社區的啟發。研究項目為"Ise Bay Project: The story of Amanami"根據實地調查創作各類作品，包括對當地居民的攝影、視頻和訪談，包括泰國和印度Oran Laut海上吉普賽人、香港和Ningde的漂浮村莊、以及韓國濟州獨特傳統獨特的Haneyeo。
關於 MAP Office
The Ise Bay Project is an addition to MAP Office long’s term research on coastal regions and their specific economies, ecologies and communities: from the Oran Laut sea gypsies in Thailand and Indonesia, to the floating villages in Hong Kong and Ningde, and the unique Jeju’s heritage with the Haenyeo in Korea. Most commonly, our mapping develops from a field survey, with photographic, video and interview of the local population. This time is no exception as we are challenging the idea to look into Ise Bay particular coastal landscape through a collection, transformation and use of seafood and especially seaweeds as an integral part of the cultural heritage. Japan keeps this old tradition very active, making it an obvious area of research to establish a complarative model with Hong Kong. If seaweed foraging has disappeared from Hong Kong’s culture, its usage as medecine it still valuable and available in most traditional medecine shop.
關於 Laurent Gutierrez
Laurent Gutierrez is co-founder of MAP Office. He earned a Ph.D. of Architecture from RMIT. He is a Professor at the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he leads the Master of Design Programs and the Master of Design in Design Strategies as well as the Master of Design in Urban Environments Design programs. He is also the co-director of Urban Environments Design Research Lab.
關於 Valérie Portefaix
Valérie Portefaix is an artist and architect. She is the principal and co-founder of MAP Office. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art, and a Master of Architecture, she earned a Ph.D. of Urbanism from University Pierre Mendes France. She is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.