Everyday Hybridity

Dr Paul O'Connor
Anthropology/Sociology/Cultural Studies/
Hong Kong/Ethnicity/
Skateboarding/Everyday Life

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  1. Hong Kong,
ArtPause

    Hong Kong,

    ArtPause

     
     
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  3. Morrison Hill - Skate Park

    One of Hong Kong’s best skate spots is a hybrid space. Not a specifically designed skate-park, not strictly a found space. Morrison Hill skatepark was actually designed as a bicycle track. However the curved track, large humps, and smooth surface attracted skateboarders. Eventually it became evident that the park was a key spot for skateboarders, their presence often outnumbering cyclists, or other users. About 10 years ago the LCSD re-zoned the park to be a cycle and skate-track.

    Skaters passing through Hong Kong tend to have this spot on their list of ‘must-skate’ places. 

    One reason why it is so unique is because it wasn’t designed for skateboarding and thus it has a novel imperfection that makes it endlessly curious. It also has a circular flow which allows you to skate continuous lines in a very organic, street skating fashion that many skateparks do not facilitate.

    It has featured in many skateboard videos. Over the years I have encountered Eric Koston, Rick McCrank, Tim O’Connor, the Zoo York, and Almost teams at this spot.

    In a less overt way, it is also a place like Burnside or South Bank. Places that have become appropriated by skateboarders and in the end awarded to them.

     
     
  4. Container ship runs aground in Pokfulam, Hong Kong Island.
An astonishing picture. It also made it into today’s SCMP check here.
And a video…

    Container ship runs aground in Pokfulam, Hong Kong Island.

    An astonishing picture. It also made it into today’s SCMP check here.

    And a video…

     
     
  5. A great picture of the amphitheatre at New Asia College being used as an outdoor cinema.

    A great picture of the amphitheatre at New Asia College being used as an outdoor cinema.

     
     
  6. More Hong Kong Rooftopping
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    More Hong Kong Rooftopping

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  7. Upcoming talk at CUHK for the Institute of Future Cities
Creative Arts and Education with Indonesian Foreign Domestic Workers
2 April - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Upcoming talk at CUHK for the Institute of Future Cities

    Creative Arts and Education with Indonesian Foreign Domestic Workers

    2 April - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

     
     
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  9. I previously posted Hazy Hong Kong from the same film maker. This is just as good. 

    Hunky Dory Hong Kong

     
     
  10. mikasavela:

Published by the M.Sc. in Urban Design programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, REFLECTIONS Vol 2 / Issue 1 / March 2014 is titled RE-DO NEW TOWN: QUESTIONS FROM HUNG SHUI KIU. Concentrating on the currently developing district of Hung Shui Kiu in Hong Kong’s New Territories, the 200-page book contains student work and projects, workshop results (IFoU Winter School 2013) and exhibition material (UABB*HK) as well as reflections and afterthoughts from a roster of international partners and scholars, including Im Sik Cho (NUS), Roberto Cavallo (TU Delft), Michela Turrin (TU Delft), Maurice Hartevelt (TU Delft), Arnd Bäetzner (Univ. St. Gallen) and Vivienne Wang (IFoU General Director). Edited by Mika Savela and Hendrik Tieben.
Leaf through here.

Great stuff Mika!

    mikasavela:

    Published by the M.Sc. in Urban Design programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, REFLECTIONS Vol 2 / Issue 1 / March 2014 is titled RE-DO NEW TOWN: QUESTIONS FROM HUNG SHUI KIU. Concentrating on the currently developing district of Hung Shui Kiu in Hong Kong’s New Territories, the 200-page book contains student work and projects, workshop results (IFoU Winter School 2013) and exhibition material (UABB*HK) as well as reflections and afterthoughts from a roster of international partners and scholars, including Im Sik Cho (NUS), Roberto Cavallo (TU Delft), Michela Turrin (TU Delft), Maurice Hartevelt (TU Delft), Arnd Bäetzner (Univ. St. Gallen) and Vivienne Wang (IFoU General Director). Edited by Mika Savela and Hendrik Tieben.

    Leaf through here.

    Great stuff Mika!