Urban Imaginations and Social Values

價值、人生與社會 Values, Life and Society

Urban Imaginations and Social Values
Speaker: Dr. Leung Kai Chi

Brief Description

When a place is imagined as disarrayed, normal people will tend to stop visiting, and eventually turn this place into a truly disarrayed location. There is an intricate mutual relationship between urban landscapes in the real world and in our imaginations. So how do we imagine Hong Kong as a city? Do we have different conceptions among social groups? Perhaps before complaining that the city has become foreign to us, we should first ask ourselves that, what kinds of values in our society have induced these changes. After all, if we want to change the look of our city, we may we well need to start from its values.

Leung Kai Chi: PhD in Geography, University of Minnesota, USA. Assistant Director, I.CARE Leadership Programme; Senior Managing Officer, I.CARE Programme, CUHK. Op-ed Columnist at Ming Pao Daily.

In Cantonese