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Aesthetic Wellness Workshop Series

With the guidance of the speakers, students will learn to appreciate the beauty of life from different angles and through which develop personal wellness. 

Open to all HKBU Undergraduate students, first-come first-served.

Aesthetic Wellbeing through Everyday Life Practices

30 Sep 2021

Aesthetic Wellbeing through Everyday Life Practices

By Prof Amy Lee, Hall Fellow of CL Soong Hall and Dean of School of Education and Languages, The Open University of Hong Kong

What is aesthetic wellbeing? The seminar introduces the idea of aesthetic wellbeing and some tips as to what can be done in our daily life to help us feel good through engaging with aesthetic experiences.

Registration deadline: 24 Sep, 5pm

Key Aesthetic Values of Future Hong Kong - From Urban Planning and Design Perspectives

 

5 Oct 2021

Key Aesthetic Values of Future Hong Kong - From Urban Planning and Design Perspectives

By Mr Jeffrey Wong, Registered professional town planner

Hong Kong has branded itself “Asia’s World City”, which is a leading financial and business hub with world-class infrastructure. However, undoubtedly we only have moderate performance in terms of livability and innovation according to various worldwide surveys.  As such, there is a need for us to revisit the urban planning and design strategies and spatial development directions beyond 2030 in the light of the dynamics and challenges ahead. The seminar focuses on the key aesthetic values of future Hong Kong from urban planning and design perspectives, followed by a discussion on the possible ways to achieve them.

Registration deadline: 29 Sep, 5pm

Countryside Conservation X City
12 Oct 2021
Countryside Conservation X City

By Mr. K. C. King, Director & Mr. Kevin Li, Honorary Treasury, Hong Kong Architecture Centre

Under the pandemic, there are limitations on travelling abroad. However, urban dwellers have finally found time to appreciate and explore the benefits of Hong Kong’s countryside. After all, only 20% of land is built up area, 40% of land belongs to country parks. In the sharing session, two speakers would share their own experiences in unique parts of Hong Kong.

Mr. Li on Countryside Conservation: He would share opportunities and learning in a remote village in North District, Lai Chi Wo, Sha Tau Kok. Highlighting the work of Hong Kong University and Hong Kong Countryside Foundation since 2014. 

Mr. King on City: He would share the challenges and opportunities of promenade development projects in Kowloon East, Sai Kung, Hong Kong Island North to demonstrate urban transformation process. 

Registration deadline: 5 Oct

Aesthetic Wellbeing through Architecture and Nature in Copenhagen
28 Oct 2021

Aesthetic Wellbeing through Architecture and Nature in Copenhagen
By Ms. Mira M. Cordsen, Owner of Experiencecph.com and co-founder of the association “Asgers Garden - rooftop farm in Ørestad”

We seek inspiration and wellbeing in nature though most of us live in the cities. How do Danish architects and landscape architects work to grow nature back into the cities? 

The architecture surrounding us has an impact on our daily wellbeing. The seminar will unfold examples of aesthetic architecture and landscaping in Copenhagen and will elaborate on how the built environment should be empowered by aesthetics and built according to man’s wellbeing.

Registration deadline: 21 Oct

Copenhagen as a Stage - Art and Performance as Catalyst for Developing Public Space
2 Nov 2021

Copenhagen as a Stage - Art and Performance as Catalyst for Developing Public Space
By Ms. Mira M. Cordsen, Owner of Experiencecph.com and co-founder of the association “Asgers Garden - rooftop farm in Ørestad”

The street has always been a stage and a space for live events, art and spectacles. Today the streets and the urban realm in Copenhagen is also a stage for a great number of festivals.

How does urban planning consider and meet the rising festival-culture invading the streets but also contributing to creating citylife? How can site-specific live events contribute not just to creating citylife temporarily but also in the permanent planning of the good urban spaces?  

Registration deadline: 26 Oct