Introduction: Keri Ryan
Speaker: Jacques Herzog
Interlocutors: Suhanya Raffel and Ikko Yokoyama
Museums act as containers and circuits for the flow of ideas from the past and look to the future, activated by people. In addition, the architecture of a museum plays a significant role in shaping and cultivating fundamental and imaginative ideas for a sustainable society.
Bringing together people and visual culture, M+ is a platform for ongoing exchange between creative practitioners and the public. The M+ building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, is a new addition to the international arts and culture landscape. What were the main forces in shaping the architecture of the M+ building? How do its public spaces respond to these forces?
Introduction: Simone Farresin and Keri Ryan
Speakers: Christian J. Lange, Charles Lim Yi Yong, CT Low and Lisa Reihana
Moderator: Ute Meta Bauer
Hong Kong comprises more than 200 Islands and the peninsula of Kowloon, surrounded by the South China Sea on all three sides. As we confront the current climate crisis, the value and role of this water body become increasingly important. This panel brings together cross-disciplinary perspectives on the role of oceans and seas across the globe through the lenses of artists, designers and scientists.
Introduction: Simone Farresin and Ikko Yokoyama
Speakers: Edward Burtynsky, Yung Ho Chang, Formafantasma (Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin), LAAB Architects (Otto Ng and Yip Chun Hang) and Marisa Yiu
Interlocutors: Charmaine Chan, Ikko Yokoyama and Shirley Surya
In the modern economy, we take materials to create products and discard what we do not use as waste into the peripheries of our globe, oceans and even outer space. Within the global ecosystem, waste becomes part of the circulation of goods. In the face of such intolerable consequences, we will discuss this topic from the vantage point of Hong Kong as a hub of circulation. The panel will give us an opportunity to reconsider the potential of waste and its circulation.