Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
“On Earth” Art Project
Policy for Sustainability Lab, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong
Rediscovering Rural Sustainability
Ceramics, cement, glass, materials from Hing Chun Yeuk and Lai Chi Wo (soil, sand, hay, rock, clay, pottery, tiles and agriculture produce), glass-green acrylic, stainless steel sheet, Bone China, loofah
Size (W x L) (mm): 1500 x 1500
One may not be aware that about three-quarters of Hong Kong’s territory is the countryside, and much of these rural land was once occupied by hundreds of vibrant villages. Inspired by Lai Chi Wo, a traditional Hakka village located in a remote valley in Hong Kong, this exhibit explores the rural-urban and human-environment nexus from four interacting perspectives. It highlights the importance of rural sustainability within the wider city context, remarking the significance of building collaborative sustainable communities for long-term sustainable living. It also reminds us that a city cannot be sustainable if its rural hinterland is being ignored.