AMPS Conference: Revisiting Place – Current Global Conditions and Human-Spatial Relations
The Cultural Management BA Program is delighted to announce the upcoming conference titled “Revisiting Place – Current Global Conditions and Human-Spatial Relations,” scheduled for December 6, 2023. This event will be conducted online and is part of the broader conference series, “Local Cultures – Global Spaces: Communities, People, and Place,” presented in collaboration with AMPS, Rochester Institute of Technology, The University of Melbourne, UCL Press, and Cambridge Scholar Publishing. Situated at the intersection of cultural studies, sociology, human geography, architecture, and urban planning, this conference delves into the profound implications of place during times of uncertainty. It explores the philosophical significance of spatial realism and delves into various aspects such as social dynamics, trans-local imaginaries, architectural spaces, and knowledge paradigms. Ultimately, the conference seeks to provide valuable insights into reinterpreting history, subjectivity, culture, political institutions, and the concept of place. For further details, including the conference schedule and registration links, please visit our conference website. We extend a warm welcome to students, faculty members, and the general public to join us in this intellectually enriching event.
A detailed conference schedule will be announced shortly.
Date: 6 December 2023 (Wed)
A New Chapter for Cantonese Opera in the Post-Pandemic Era: “Transmission of Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong amidst COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis” Research Report and Book Launch
The Hong Kong Cantonese opera industry has been profoundly impacted by the unprecedented challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Performances came to a halt, and practitioners’ livelihoods were greatly affected. Spanning over two years, this research aims to investigate the impacts of the pandemic on the Cantonese opera industry, examine how practitioners and stakeholders adapted during the pandemic, and explore whether and how the pandemic influenced practitioners’ professional development attitudes.
Adopting the theoretical framework of stress-coping mechanisms and crisis management, the author conducted in-depth interviews with over 60 Cantonese opera practitioners, including extensive fieldwork. Through this monograph, the author hopes to document this historic moment while providing critical insights into the future inheritance and development of Cantonese opera. Importantly, the author also aims to raise public awareness about the value of Cantonese opera as an intangible cultural heritage and the importance of its transmission in contemporary society.
Contents of Seminar
- Research report by Prof. Fanny Chung
- Scholars’ responses and discussion:
- Prof. Sau-yan Chan, Prof. Sidney Cheung and Prof. Fanny Chung
- Round table discussion: Ms. Naomi Chung, Mrs. Marilyn To, Mr. Yun-hung Ko, Ms. Candy Tang and Prof. Fanny Chung
- Cantonese operatic singing performance by Ms. Diana Tse and Mr. Yun-hung Ko
- Public’s feedback and response
Date: 16 December 2023 (Sat)
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Venue: Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
Exhibition “Beyond the Singularity”, The final stage of ARTS • TECH Exhibition 2.0: Living with Art and Technology, curated by Prof. Isaac Leung
The final stage of ARTS•TECH’s second edition is the exhibition Beyond the Singularity at the Showcase in Wong Chuk Hang (16 March–7 April 2024), a study of new ways for integrating AI technology into art and exhibition-making. Curator Isaac Leung, whose research interests encompass video and new media technologies, has devised a programme to familiarise 12 artists with AI technology through workshops and consultations, the product of which will be presented in March.
Participants include artists Stephen Wong Chun-hei and Mak Ying Tung 2 (MAK2), calligrapher Chui Pui-chee, and researcher and critic Phoebe Wong, who were asked to join in part for their diverse artistic backgrounds. This invitation reflects Leung’s belief that ‘media art isn’t solely the domain of tech-savvy younger generations’, in a call for new adventures that surely extends beyond the art world.
Date: 16 March 2024 (Sat) - 7 April 2024 (Sun)
For the interview with Prof. Isaac Leung about this exhibition, please refer to the following featuring: