從街市建築看城市管治 Explicating Urban Governance from the Architecture of Public Markets

Activity: Talks or PresentationsOther Invited Talks or Presentations

Description

Although public markets are always located close to our home, it is easy to overlook their historic, social and architectural values. The covered markets were introduced to Hong Kong by the British, and were one of the earliest public buildings after British occupation. Why did the British Hong Kong Government expend efforts on building public markets? What is the relationship between market architecture and urban governance?


The speaker will analyse how the British Hong Kong government changed the architectural design and operation of the public markets to accommodate the needs of society during 1840s - 1980s. By studying the development and architecture of public markets, we can understand more about the social, economic and political contexts.
Period18 Nov 2022
Event titleThe 5th I-Care Book Festival
Event typeOther
LocationHong Kong, Hong KongShow on map