Take a Festival Walk | Tour & Discussion
30 May 2015, 2:00pm
Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong
One of the important legacies of the Umbrella Movement is to deconstruct and reclaim public space in the city of Hong Kong. The actual occupation might be over for now, but the rational of recreating civil space remains amongst all of us. As typical Hong Kongers, we eat in the mall, work in the mall, shop in the mall, go on dates in the mall, and wander alone in the mall. Basically, a large part of our life is spent in the mall. Therefore, to know the culture that produces and is being produced by the mall, could be the best way to understand the culture of Hong Kong and its people.
We’d like to invite all of the interested citizens to join our wandering tour in one of the upscale shopping malls in Hong Kong: the Festival Walk. In this non-shopping tour, we will have artists/scholars from various fields to illustrate how the mall, together with its countless shops and utilities, exists and so forth shapes our life. Moreover, through sharing and discussion, we attempt to facilitate a better communication and a pursuit for
alternative lifestyle than work, consume and die.