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.
|Period||18 Nov 2022|
|Event title||第五屆博群書節 The 5th I-Care Book Festival|
|Location||Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
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