Hong Kong Self-Built Communities

香港是其中一座最昂貴的城市。Louise Wong, Sara Wong和Yanki Lee的著作以用香港稀有的可建土地,和飆升的房產價格作為背景,著眼探究那些夾縫之間的城市空間,橫跨香港的各塊土地,思考人們是怎樣以自己民間的方式生活。這研究體現了當代的大城市中多樣化的生活模式,作品的研究背景奠基於維期兩年與露宿者的實地考察和探訪。設計師背負著特別的角色,與無家可歸的弱勢群體互動必須建立出一種新方法,絕對不能讓任何群體感到被標籤或不受尊重。此書從設計角度深入認識,並予以在港的露宿者的自建、獨創和營經的社區一份敬意。

香港是其中一座最昂貴的城市。Louise Wong, Sara Wong和Yanki Lee的著作以用香港稀有的可建土地,和飆升的房產價格作為背景,著眼探究那些夾縫之間的城市空間,橫跨香港的各塊土地,思考人們是怎樣以自己民間的方式生活。這研究體現了當代的大城市中多樣化的生活模式,作品的研究背景奠基於維期兩年與露宿者的實地考察和探訪。設計師背負著特別的角色,與無家可歸的弱勢群體互動必須建立出一種新方法,絕對不能讓任何群體感到被標籤或不受尊重。此書從設計角度深入認識,並予以在港的露宿者的自建、獨創和營經的社區一份敬意。

About Louise Wong, Sara Wong, Yanki Lee

Louise Wong is a Landscape Architecture Graduate from Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and later Birmingham City University. Since 2013, from her final year project in Landscape Architecture, she started curious about the urban phenomena in homeless and immersed herself to the communities to develop innovative ideas. After her graduation, she was invited to join the HKDI DESIS Lab for Social Design Research to continue her investigation. From traditional problem-solving design methodology, Louise shifted the study from homeless issues to exploring self-built communities. She was inspired by the social design methodology where she has nurtured at HKDI DESIS Lab and developed a strong passion for becoming an urban designer/researcher and pursuing social design research. In 2017, Louise is joining Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), a leading architectural design practice in Copenhagen to carry on her exploration on how social design practice can be facilitated by landscape architecture and urban design. 

Hong Kong Self-Built Communities is the result of a collective project based on Louise Wong’s design study about self-built communities in Hong Kong. As a practicing artist and design educator, trained in Landscape Architecture, Sara Wong was the initial project tutor of Louise’s project since 2013 that had involved in context and conceptual development. Later, Dr Yanki Lee, founding director of HKDI DESIS Lab, invited Louise to join the research unit at Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) as a graduate trainee to continue the study. International exchanges through social design research and interdisciplinary collaborations were made through the DESIS (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) and other research networks which where gave a wider context to the study and formed the basis of the book and beyond.

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2016
成功申請人: Louise Wong, Sara Wong, Yanki Lee