Tai Kwun Conversations

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Tai Kwun Conversations: IN OUR HANDS Series–Building a Nature-Positive Hong Kong

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Tai Kwun Conversations: Transformative Heritage Conservation in Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China–25 Years of an Evolving Model

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Tai Kwun Conversations: Negotiating Gender Relations–Insights from the Past

Tai Kwun Conversations: Authenticity vs Interpretation in music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Giulio d’Alessio in dialogue with Timothy Calnin

Tai Kwun Conversations: Bridal Laments – The Intangible Cultural Heritage of Lung Yeuk Tau

Tai Kwun Conversations: Connecting Youth

Tai Kwun Conversations: UNESCO Series - Talk 3
Heritage, power and gender in cities

Tai Kwun Conversations: UNESCO Series – Innovations in Urban Heritage

Tai Kwun Conversations: UNESCO Series - Talk 2
Urban sustainability and resilience through nature and culture

Tai Kwun Conversations: UNESCO Series - Talk 1
Urban recovery through culture, arts, and creativity

Tai Kwun Conversations: Spectre of Truth

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Tai Kwun Conversations - The Making of National Gallery Singapore

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Ma On Shan Spirit: Conservation of the Ma On Shan Iron Mine Landscape

CHAOS: Wing Shya × Inoue Tsuguya

Twentieth Century Heritage: Diversifying Hong Kong Stories – Using the ICOMOS ISC20C Historic Thematic Framework

Tai Kwun Conversations—No Stone Unturned – A Material Journey from Hong Kong to Mexico

Tai Kwun Conversations—Inclusive Conservation and Cultural Connection: Building Resilience for People and the Planet

Tai Kwun Conversations – Summer Institute #4 A Dialogue on Art and Cosmotechnics between Yuk Hui and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Tai Kwun Conversations – Unpacking the Reuse of Colonial-era Historic Buildings: Cases of Tai Kwun and the Rockbund Art Museum

Tai Kwun Conversations – Community Matters: Planning and Design through Narrating Community Stories

Tai Kwun Conversations – Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Masterplan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Tai Kwun Conversations – A Vibrant New Arts Precinct in a Heritage Waterfront: The Revitalisation of Pier 2/3 of Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Australia

Tai Kwun Conversations — Invisible Innovation: Revitalising the Central Police Station Compound

Laying the Groundwork: The Burra Charter and Heritage Values

The Book and the Sword in China and Italy’s Martial Culture

Healing Architecture: Tsz Shan Monastery’s Mindfulness Journey in Purifying Body and Mind

Heritage Reborn: Restoration of Duddell Street Steps and Gas Lamps

Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong

Beyond the Surface – How paint conservation tells the identity of a building

Creating a Liveable City: Combining Conservation and Development in Yangon

Beyond Memories: Conserving Heritage in France and Macao

Date & Time

5 Jun 2023 7pm-8:30pm

Location

JC Cube

Price

Exclusive to Tai Kwun Fan, Free of charge

General

Tai Kwun Conversations: IN OUR HANDS Series

Taking a holistic view of heritage, development, and sustainability, the spring series of Tai Kwun Conversations presents three respective programmes about caring for people, cultural and natural heritage in times of global crises. It covers the care of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in conflict-affected areas as well as the care of human wellbeing and biodiversity in a complex world of interconnected challenges.

Hong Kong is blessed with world-class natural assets: green country parks, a majestic natural coastline, extensive Deep Bay wetlands, rural landscapes with villages and farming communities. But the precious ecosystems are under immense pressure from the demands of regional and local mega-infrastructure and development plans. Mainstreaming biodiversity into policies and plans for sustainable development will ensure that Hong Kong’s unique natural heritage and rich biodiversity are being protected.

This talk focuses on Nature-based Solutions that protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural and modified ecosystems while addressing societal challenges and benefiting people and nature at the same time. It offers insights on how to make Hong Kong a truly green city that is more resilient to natural disasters and climate change.

The conversations will be conducted in Cantonese, with Chinese-English simultaneous interpretation.

Speaker:

Dr. Bosco Chan
Director, Conservation of WWF-Hong Kong

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Talk 

8:00pm – 8:30pm

Q&A


Speakers Bio

Dr. Bosco Chan

Dr. Bosco Chan has been leading biodiversity research and conservation projects in China and Cambodia over the last 20 years, running exciting projects such as saving the world’s rarest primate the Hainan Gibbon, managing Hainan’s largest nature reserve, protecting Cambodia’s threatened deciduous dipterocarp forest, and discovering new species from unexplored forests. Dr. Chan obtained his PhD from the University of Hong Kong, studying the impact of flood prevention scheme on local freshwater fishes, and has published around 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He is a member of various IUCN/SSC Specialist Groups, contributing to the conservation of threatened species in Hong Kong and the broader region.


Programme Highlights