“Factory Hong Kong” – exhibition and series of talks about HK’s industrial past

Chris Yuen has sent the following information about the “Factory Hong Kong” exhibition jointly presented by LCSD and the HK Heritage Project and organised by the Antiquities and Monuments Office.

It runs from 12th June until 13th September 2015.

Factory Hong Kong exhibition

This, “outlines the development of the territory’s manufacturing industry over the past one hundred years and more with a special focus on the golden era stretching from the early post-war years to the 1980s.

Introducing the growth of local industries, the areas where they were located and their relationship with the local communities as well as workers’ lifestyles and the architectural characteristics of factory buildings through photos, text panels and an audio-visual programme, the exhibition shares with visitors the perseverance and achievements that characterised the generations who built Hong Kong’s industry.

To coincide with the exhibition, students of the Hong Kong Design Institute are invited to design and produce visual art works that illustrate different perspectives of Hong Kong’s industrial past.”

There will also be a series of talks, conducted in Cantonese:

8th August City, Industries and Workers of HK in Post-war years

15th August From a Thread to a Dress – panel discussion

29th August Industrialists of Cotton Spinning in HK

5th September HK Industry – Past, Present and Future

See:

  1. “Factory Hong Kong exhibition”
  2. “Factory Hong Kong talks”

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