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What is AIA Hong Kong?

AIA Hong Kong, A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, was established in 1997 to serve the professional interests of the growing number of AIA member architects practicing in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific region.
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The Adaptive City by Tom Verebes

CES #378 – 1.0 LU/HSW
In this lecture Tom Verebes will introduce his recent book, Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-first Century, and present a series of related design projects carried out by his office OCEAN CN Consultancy Network.   Verebes’ work challenges the capacity of conventional design methodologies to manage the indeterminacy of urban development, the environment, the economy, migration and read more>

AIA Hong Kong Chapter Elections 2014

Dear AIA Hong Kong Member,

As you know, AIA Hong Kong is a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is obligated to hold Chapter-wide elections each year for the following positions:

Vice President / President-elect 

Although these positions are voluntary and unpaid, it is important that qualified individuals contribute their time, experience and energy in whatever capacity they can to ensure that the Chapter continues to serve its members effectively.  The AIA relies heavily on the personal involvement and commitment of its members, so we encourage your participation either as an elected Officer or as a member of a Committee based on your area of interest. Note that self-nominations for these positions are also welcome.

Please click here for further details and send the completed Nomination Form(s) to the Chapter Office by 29 October 2014.  Your participation and involvement is greatly appreciated.

On behalf of the AIA Hong Kong Chapter, we thank you in advance for your support.


Christian Low, AIA                                                     Sujata Govada, Assoc. AIA 
AIA Hong Kong Chapter President 2014                     AIA Hong Kong Chapter Vice-president / President-elect 2015

HKU Architecture Department: Public Lecture by Nezar AlSayyad

Lecture Synopsis:

Tahrir Square became a household name around the globe during the events of the Arab “spring” in 2011. The events of that year signaled the return of public space to arena of politics. This lecture will look at the spaces of the Arab uprisings and focus on the relationship between their virtual and physical spaces. It is particularly concerned with the spatial and temporal dimensions of these urban revolts with a particular attention to the interwoven relationship between the social media that organizes the political gatherings and communicated political messages; the practices of protest in urban spaces; and the global and national media coverage of these events. Using case studies from several Middle East Countries, with a focus on Egypt, I will show how the symbolism and the architecture of a particular square has allowed for a success of a social movement. I conclude by suggesting that the reciprocal interactions between urban space, social media, and traditional media coverage, does not simply reproduce the relations between these actors, but it also transforms them incrementally.

Date: October 31, 2014 (Friday)

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Venue: KB419, Knowles Building HKU

Speaker: Nezar AlSayyad

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Designing Hong Kong – Film Screening

Date: October 25, 2014 (Saturday)

Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: agnès b. Cinema, HK Arts Centre Wan Chai

Registration: Click Here

Flowing Stories
The Diaspora of Hong Kong’s Indigenous Villagers

642 recognised villages in Hong Kong existed in the New Territories of Hong Kong before 1898. In the 1960s, the first wave of indigenous villagers emigrated and settled in Europe where the second generation was born. Others stayed.

The documentary “Flowing Stories” depicts the changes in Ho Chung village and explains the definition of home and village for indigenous villagers.

Director Tsang Tsui-shan – a Ho Chung villager – interviews different generations and portrays how the past melts into the future as the village and the world change. It is a visual record of disappearing village traditions, a reconstruction of now-vanished landscapes, and documents contemporary life in the village and abroad.

It is not just the history of Ho Chung Village. This documentary explores the notion of home, following the waves of migration as immigrants move to France and England, and people settle all over the world, looking for a place called home.