Readings

REQUIRED READINGS

Álvarez, Iván Villarmea. 2015.  Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film. London, New York : Wallflower Press.

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Sassen, Saskia. 1991. The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Chapter 1

Abbas, Ackbar. 1997. “Building on Disappearance: Hong Kong Architecture and Colonial Space” in Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota University Press.

Matthews, G. (2011) Reading: “People” & “Goods” in Ghetto at the Centre of the World

RECOMMENDED READING

Ng, Mee Kam , Tang, Wing Shing , Lee, Joanna and Leung, Darwin(2010) ‘Spatial practice, conceived space and lived space: Hong Kong’s ‘Piers saga’ through the Lefebvrian lens‘, Planning Perspectives, 25: 4, 411 — 431

Constable, Nicole (2007) “Foreign and Domestic in Hong Kong” in Maid to Order in Hong Kong: Stories of Migrant Workers. Cornell University Press.

USEFUL SITES

A Map of Our Own, Anson Mak

Kwun Tong (a town in East Kowloon of Hong Kong) will be undergoing the largest urban renewal plan in Hong Kong started in 2009. A Map Of Our Own – Kwun Tong Culture and Histories does not just aim at tracing its 60 years of community history and documenting the urban landscape and its culture that only lives in its unique ways of spatial practices. We also hope to encourage people to do media creations of their own and to raise public attention to the changes in the town in the coming 12 years of time.

Briefly, this project is a participatory web-based interactive and locative archive on Kwun Tong culture. It supports multiple contributors and various types of media works (sound, still image and moving image). Visitors can interact with this archive in various ways including search on map/time-line/categories; sharing of media works in other web 2.0 platforms; audio-visual mix and rendering of itineraries for Kwun Tong walk.

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