Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture
With land scarce in Hong Kong, and property fetching some of the most exorbitant prices in the world. There tends to be an emphasis on maximising space and maximising profit here. That doesn’t leave much room for considering the finer points of architecture. The Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture aims to provide an opportunity to do that, and to raise a few new ideas.
Movie Review – “Don’t Look Back”
In Marina de Van’s film, “Don’t Look Back”, Sophie Marceau plays Jeanne, a successful writer who can’t remember her childhood before the age of eight. Suddenly, reality seems to get strange. Watching a video her husband has just shot, she sees him and their children making strange semaphore gestures. She is convinced someone has changed things around in her apartment. And, also on the video she sees her face replaced by that of another woman, played by Monica Bellucci. Her reality, and even her own face, are slipping away. Gary Pollard tells us more.
A Slam Poet in Hong Kong
Slam poetry is a form of performance poetry where the works are judged by members of the audience. It’s different from much traditional poetry in that the poems are written to be performed, rather than read off the page. Modern slam poetry originated in the US and has since spread throughout the world. Even to some Hong Kong schools.
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