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Hong Kong Stair Archive beta site up

The Hong Kong Stair Archive (beta) website is up and running, with more materials being added everyday. Keep an eye out for updates and announcements about the site, exhibition, workshops/talks and call for artists and the publication. Also, please contact us if you...

‘Moving Hong Kong’ article published

Melissa Cate Christ’s short piece on the Mid-Levels escalator and the future of the pedestrian landscape in Hong Kong (illustrated by Melissa’s photos and those of the talented Kevin Dharmawan) has been published in the 2nd issue of MY LIVEABLE CITY, a new...

Hong Kong Stair Archive funded by the Research Grants Council

I am pleased to announce that the project, Hong Kong Stair Archive, has been awarded an Early Career Scheme grant by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. The total award is HK$856,355, with HK$50,000 of that specifically earmarked for the training of undergraduate...

urbanphoto article on HK steps

Check out Christopher DeWolf’s article featuring alternate constructions and our stair culture project. Awesome color...

step up! is on… Dec 7-15, 2013

step up! is a curated exhibition of performances, events, art, and architecture installations which reflect on conflict, ownership, responsibility and cultural occupation in the context of public right of ways in Hong Kong. The installations are situated on an...

pound lane picnic 2013!

As the consultation period for the proposed pound lane escalator comes to a close, join us in the second annual pound lane picnic to ‘occupy’ the pound lane stairs in support preserving the valued character of Pound Lane and the Blake Garden neighborhood. Our goal is...

alternate constructions: Stair culture in Hong Kong

The exhibition alternate constructions: Stair culture in Hong Kong features the design research of HKU students and faculty in the context of the proposed escalator along Pound Lane. June 14-21, 2013 11am-7pm daily Opening reception: June 14, 6-9pm Mapping workshop:...

in the know: experiments in spatial memory

This workshop, organised at the invitation of the Asia Art Archive in association with the Song Dong exhibition ’36 Calendars’, guided participants through an experiment in spatial memory, tracing and overlaying their present and past routine paths through...

in the know: experiments in spatial memory

This workshop will guide participants through a series of experiments in spatial memory, tracing and overlaying their present and past routine paths through the urban landscape of Hong Kong. The two-hour session will culminate in an idiosyncratic guidebook to the...