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Shanghai plaster is a kind of granolithic cement plaster that emerged in Hong Kong around the mid-1920s, and soon became one of the most popular material choices for modern buildings in the 1930s. Despite its popularity in the past, Shanghai plaster has now become one of the most undermined and misunderstood material finishes. Its history went far beyond the conventional narratives that postulated its Shanghainese origin and tied closely with the construction culture and movement of Cantonese craftsmen within the network of overseas Chinese in the South China Sea.
This is the first of a series of sharing sessions between members of different Docomomo chapters. The sessions provide a space to discuss the work of the chapters and exchange experiences in the documentation and conservation of modern architecture and built landscapes.
Art & Miniatures as Method: The Case of Gio Ponti’s Projects for Daniel Koo (1963) and Su Gin-Djih’s Shek O Bus Terminus (1955)
Led by Emily Verla Bovino, this talk will discuss the political unconscious of the three buildings, Hong Kong bus model culture as alternative historiography and how attending to the architectural settings of Hong Kong art and design can generate unexpected stories about the city’s built environment.
A four-part public discussion series that engages with a range of topics centering the transnational circulation of the Modern Movement in Hong Kong and beyond. 1. Art & Miniatures as Method: The Case of Gio Ponti's Projects for Daniel Koo (1963) and Su...
Docomomo Hong Kong was invited by the Consulate General of France to design a self-guided tour focusing on the modern architecture in Happy Valley as part of a series of activities celebrating the European Heritage Days.
Lecture: Challenges in the Conservation of Modern Architecture in Brazil Speaker: Nivaldo Vieira de Andrade Jr. Date: October 29, 2019 (Tuesday)Time: 12:30 Venue: KB419, Knowles Building, HKU Limited capacity. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served...
‘Euros’ versus ‘Anglos’? Heritage Definitions and Discourses in Continental Europe, Britain and the United States
This discussion questions whether there ever have been distinct and contrasting Anglo and Euro heritage world-outlooks at any stage in the history of the modern conservation movement, by tracing a narrative from the age of laissez-faire individualism of the 19th century to the era of mass state intervention of the 20th century, and to today’s market-led globalisation.
A public engagement project co-organized with the Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON) with funding support by the HKSAR Government through its Built heritage conservation Fund (BHCF).
Date: 24-25 January 2019Venue: Tai Kwun (Former Central Police Station Compound), Hong Kong. RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) explores the social values of preservation of heritage assets to the community and society through the “International Heritage...
A public engagement project co-organized with the Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON) with funding support by the HKSAR Government through its Built Heritage Conservation Fund (BHCF).