Chinese Creative Industries Forum 2011 – The 2nd Conference / Workshop
16 - 20 Nov 2011 at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Chinese Creative Industries Forum is organized by Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture, co-organized by Zuni Icosahedron and sponsored by CreateHK. It aims to establish an exchange platform connecting the creative industries workers in Mainland China, Taipei, Hong Kong and Macau, and promote the development of the industries in China Region. The 2nd Conference 2011 announces the research result in the theme of 'Investing in Creativity': 'Intercity Creative Industries Network - Study on a Sustainable Creative Regional Development for the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta', and 'Investing in Creativity - Study on the Talents and Creative Ecology Development for the Cultural and Creative Industries in Taiwan and South Korea'. International experts are also invited to share their experience in the conference, including:
- Ms Joan SHIGEKAWA, Senior Deputy Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts (USA)
- Mr Hasan BAKHSHI, Director, Creative Industries, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) (UK)
- Mr Tetsuya WATANABE, Cool Japan Promotion Office, Creative Industries Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan)
Strategy partners include Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, HKU SPACE, Hong Kong Design Centre, Design Council of Hong Kong, and Centre for Culture and Development of CUHK.
Public Lecture: Media and the City
16 Sept 2011 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Scott Lash - Author of Global Culture Industry, New Cultural
Revolution: Economic Life and Urban Change in China
Jointly organized by BA in Cultural Management Programme (Faculty of Arts), School of Architecture, and Centre for Culture and Development (Department of Cultural and Religious Studies), The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Asian Curatorial Network Forum - Curatorial Critique: An Asian Content
24 May 2011 in Recital Hall of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Moderator: Oscar Ho; Commentator: David Elliot; Speakers: Mizuki Endo, Ringo Bunoan, Erin Gleeson, Yao Jui-Chung, Agung Hujatnikajennong and Siu King-Chung
Jointly organized by Centre for Culture and Development and Asian Cultural Council by Asian Cultural Council, Department of Cultural & Religious Studies and Centre for Culture and Development of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Art, museum and curatorial practice has been facing dramatic changes in the early 21st Century. This forum addresses the specific issues that Asian curators, generally working on the fringe of an infrastructure dominated by the government, are facing in relation to cultural domination, social injustice and political suppression in parallel to artistic and intellectual concerns. Spearheaded by Oscar Ho, Programme Director of MA Programme in Cultural Management, Department of Cultural & Religious Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and attended by noted curators in the dialed, this inaugural forum seek to identify alternative curatorial practices to traditional format of exhibition presentation in Asia.
A Talk on UNESCO and Cultural Policy on International Perspective
13 April 2011 in The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Richard A Engelhardt
Richard A Engelhardt was educated in anthropology and archaeology at Yale University and Harvard University. Since the early 1970s, he has directed heritage conservation projects throughout Asia and the Indo-Pacific region. Mr. Engelhardt is UNESCO Charge de Mission and Senior Advisor to the UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture. He holds the UNESCO Chair of Heritage Management at the National College of Art in Lahore, Pakistan and is a Visiting Research Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. Mr. Engelhardt has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of his services in safeguarding heritage. In 1994, H.M. King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia knighted him with the title of Commandeur de l’Ordre Royal du Cambodge. Mr. Engelhardt has also been decorated by the governments of China, the Philippines and Viet Nam. .In addition, he has also been honored by the Global Heritage Fund with a Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into the INTBAU Committee of Honor.
The Loss (and Recovery) of the Treasure: Avant-garde Art, Public Good, and Cultural Planning in the Case of the Treasure Hill Project
A Talk on 18 January 2011 in The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Prof. Liao Hsien-Hao
Professor Hsien-Hao Liao was Director of Department of Cultural Affairs of Taipei City during 2003 and 2006. He is Secretary-General of National Taiwan University and Professor of Department of Foreign Languages and Literature. He earned his doctoral degree from Stanford University and did his post-doctoral research at Harvard University. He was visiting associate professor at Washington University and visiting scholar at Princeton University and Chicago University.
Cultural West Kowloon - A Forum Viewing the West Kowloon Cultural District Planning from Cultural Perspectives
9 October 2010 in agnes b. CINEMA, with venue and friendly support from Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Cultural Critics: Prof. Leo Lee Ou-fan, Mr Oscar Ho and other guests
The Public Exhibition and Consultation of the West Kowloon Cultural District Planning was completed. The planning brings about and explores different ideas and spacial arrangements. What are the cultural contexts of the ideas? The forum invited the design teams and the consultants of the West Kowloon Cultural District Planning to discuss the cultural issues with the critics and the public.
A Symposium on The Future of Creative Clusters
16 June 2010 in agnes b. CINEMA, with venue sponsor and friendly
support from Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Speakers: John Hartley, Justin O'Connor, Michael Keane, Dan Hill, Oscar Ho, Randy Yu, Desmond Hui (symposium convenor)
Creative clusters generally refer to the physical and geographic
concentrations of creative activities and/ or enterprises that pool
together resources to optimize the creation, production, dissemination
and exploitation of creative works. They are vital to the development
of cultural and creative industries and hence to the social and economic
development of a region and nation.
Since Hong Kong embarked on building one of the largest creative clusters
in the region – the West Kowloon Cultural District – the government
has also initiated a series of urban conservation and development projects
that would lead to the formation of not less than 10-15 large and small
creative clusters in the years to come: the Central Police Station Compound,
the Police Married Quarters in SOHO, the Central Market, the Blue and
Green House in Wanchai, shop houses in Kowloon, revitalization of historic
and industrial buildings and etc.
What is the vision and coordination of these clusters in the making?
What kind of synergy should they generate? How to avoid competition
and duplication of resources and efforts? These are some of the issues
that this symposium aims to explore by inviting renowned international
and local experts to discuss and share their ideas.
Image, Hyper-Production, Value, Event: Researching Mobile Images and Everyday Experience
In October 2009 there were 4 billion pictures on-line at flickr
and 15 billion on Facebook. In the time it takes to write a sentence,
thousands more images are being uploaded directly to sites from mobile
phones. This hyper-inflation of image production raises interesting
questions for social and cultural research interested in everyday practices
and visuality in local contexts.
Hong Kong has the highest rate of mobile phone usage in the world,
and understandably telcos are primarily concerned with increasing volumes
of multi-media messaging, rather than image content which is quite irrelevant
to them. But is this really the case for users? As researchers, how
do we measure the social and cultural impact and uses of these phenomena?
This one-day symposium held on 15 June 2010 in Hong Kong brought together a small group
of researchers (including, Lee Dong-Hoo, Gaby David, Helen Grace, Eric
K.W. Ma, Larissa Hjorth, Iris Lo, Jack Qiu, Ngai Lung Tai, Shing Au-Yeung)
to discuss the current state of research in this area, to consider developing
methodologies and theoretical approaches in the analysis of camera-phone
pictures, user-created content and everyday image production.
Curatorial Perspectives: New York University's Museum
Lab íV The Grey Art Gallery
A Talk on 25 May 2010 by Lynn Gumpert, jointly organized by Centre
for Culture and Development and Asian Cultural Council, with venue sponsor and friendly
support from Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Lynn Gumpert is an award-winning curator and the Director of
the Grey Art Gallery at New York University where she oversees
and develops exhibitions, educational activities, and collections.
Her recent exhibition, The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles
/ Recent Art, was presented in conjunction with a show at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art and was awarded the 'Best University
Museum Exhibition Award' in 2008 by the American branch of the
International Association of Art Critics. She worked as senior
curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York during
1980 and 1988 and had also been an independent curator organizing
shows at the Musee d' Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, among others. In 1999 she was honored
by the French government with the distinction of Chevalier of
the Order of Arts and Letters.
Creative Cities and Regeneration - Case Studies from
A Talk on 5 November 2009 by Julie Ramage - Creative and digital
sector specialist and lead consultant in the development of Bradford's
bid to become the first UNESCO City of Film.
Focusing on the UNESCO Creative Cities network from the perspective
of UK cities íV Edinburgh City of Literature, Glasgow City of Music
and Bradford City of Film, the talk was about the experience of
putting together a bid for Bradford City of Film; the range of
activities that each of the cities was embarking on and the aspirations
of these cities to use cultural development to address economic
and social impacts. It looked at the different approaches in
management and governance, funding models, scope and the political
and community support that the cities had achieved in each case.
The speaker also considered the difference membership of the
UNESCO Creative Cities Network is making with these three cities.
Research commission by the Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government
The Centre has been commissioned by the Central Policy Unit of
the HKSAR Government for a research project 'Study on the Manpower
Situation and Needs of the Arts and Cultural Sector in Hong Kong'
since January 2009. This project will be completed during 2011.
Project commission by Shui On Building Contractors Ltd/
Housing Department, HKSAR Government
Shui On Building Contractors Ltd and the Housing Department commissioned
the Centre to conduct a community participatory public art project
in the Yau Tong Housing Estate Phase IV and V with five schools
in the neighbourhood.
This project involved putting up five pieces of vertical green
panels as community/public art in the estate and was completed during 2009 - 2010.
Creative Ecology in Culture and Development - Open
Lecture and Two-day Workshop
Speaker: John Howkins - Author of Creative Economy (2001)
and Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job (2009)
The lecture and workshop, held at the Chinese University of Hong
Kong during 18-19 April 2009, threw new light on how creative
people succeed in businesses, and how they maximized the value
of contracts and copyright.
Public Lecture and Exhibition
The Centre organized with the MA programme in Cultural Studies
two public talks on 14 & 21 January 2009 in the McAulay Studio
of the Hong Kong Arts Centre: Documenta and Venice Biennale, the
Hong Kong Perspective, by Oscar Ho and Desmond Hui (with Leo Lee
as commentator) respectively. The Centre also organized From Venice
to Harbour City: A Travelling Exhibition with the Gallery by The
Harbour (the Harbour City), during 2-7 April 2009.