Bi-City Biennale of Architecture\Urbanism (Hong Kong)

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Location: Kowloon Park, Hong Kong
Size: Biennale exhibition featuring works of 60 artist, designers and architects
Client: HKIABF
Service: Curation, Exhibition Design, Development of Associated Programs, Forums, Workshops, and Project Management
Status: Completed

Sarah and Yutaka were selected as part of the Hong Kong curatorial team led by Professor Christine Hawley for the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture * Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale is a three month event that is shared by the two cities under an innovative “Two Cities, One Biennale” approach. Aimed at promoting education and public discussion around a dynamic programme of architecture, urbanism, design and culture, the team bring both a strong international and local approach to what will be the sixth biennale in a sequence of events organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Biennale Foundation in association with the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and Hong Kong Designers Association.

With over 220,000 visitors during the event period, the highest attendance in the event’s history was made possible through the main exhibition, development of a 3-month programme both at the Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park and satellite venues and online media and gallery. Support from renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle, and first-time screenings for major documentary films by Edward Burtynsky and Jan Gehl, encouraged a mix of audience and a platform for insightful discussions to be held.

With collaborative support of local universities and institutions, practices and the participants, a diverse programme enabled conversations and a wide range of aspects focused on Hong Kong’s urban environment from the past to the future.

 

Biennale Publication:

Part-01 Essays and Curatorial Team

Part-02 Exhibitions