The City and its Double Symposium
Organized concurrently by the Faculty of Architecture, HKU, with “HERE / NOT HERE”, a photographic dialogue around Hong Kong including photos by photographer Michel Eisenlohr and visual artist Yan Kallen exhibited at Gallery F22 from March 27th to April 14th, 2018.
This symposium is a speculative response to the photographic encounter between Michel Eisenlohr and Yan Kallen titled “HERE / NOT HERE”. This artistic dialogue proposes another “regard” which in return inspires a discursive reflection on the city. It explores the world of alternative lives dormant in the drawings of unbuilt urban planning schemes and unrealized engineers’ infrastructural fantasies, in the riming verses of nostalgic poets celebrating the glory of buildings no longer standing, or in the technological speculations of already outdated science-fiction films. Gathering scholars from France and Hong Kong proposing a series of fertile oppositions; “ The City and Its Double ” seeks to project many kaleidoscopic reflections through the mirroring lenses of our disciplines.
Introduction and Moderator
Head of Department of Architecture
Smart City vs Sieve-City
Nicolas Douay, Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
Domestic vs Public
Gina Marchetti, Eunice Seng
Found vs Derelict
Judith Audin, Ying Zhou
Sponsored by: Institut Français and Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau.