Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pics of the Day 04

I went to the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre out in Shek Kip Mei to see a photography exhibit on life in the old public housing estates. Large public housing projects were built in the 1960s to accommodate the large number of refugees who had fled the turmoil happening on mainland China. Now the estates are being torn down, their purpose served. The exhibit is an attempt to capture and remember the texture and culture of the lives of the people who occupied these buildings. The photography was really beautiful. JCCAC itself is housed in an old estate block, renting out space for artists and arts organizations.

Old and New: apartment buildings in Shek Kip Mei

Jockey Club Creative Arst Centre

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