Project Description

The 1st “Experiencing Public Space” Education Scheme

Project Descriptions

Date: January – March 2013
Project Nature: Education

The project aims to enhance participants’ understanding of public space. Through a series of workshops, sharing, guided tours and presentations, we trained 60 Form 4 to Form 6 students to reflect on the value of public space and place-making. Participants, with help from our mentors, were required to initiate projects that can encourage social interactions. The education scheme culminated with final presentations in which participants had to present their work and learning experience.

Through our programs, we hope that students would not only pay more attention to both the potential and limitations of public space, but also unleash the potential of public space with their creativity.

Project Details

Day 1: “Transforming Public Space” Workshop
Date: January 26, 2013 (Sat)
Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Keynote Speaker: Professor Mee Kam Ng, CUHK Department of Geography & Resource Management
Program: Introductory seminar, place-making seminar and briefing session

Day 2: “What’s Happening” Workshop
Date: February 16, 2013 (Sat)
Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Program: Public space seminar and discussion of projects

Day 3: Project Presentation and Prize Presentation Ceremony
Date: March 23, 2013 (Sat)
Venue: Energizing Kowloon East Office (EKEO), Kwun Tong

  • Mr. Raymond Lee
    Head, Energizing Kowloon East Office
  • Mr. Andrew So
    Head, Hong Kong Funny Clown Theatre
  • Prof. Alison Yeung
    Program Coordinator, CUHK Bachelor of Education (Liberal Studies) Program

Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School – “Space Man.”
Project: Life is Nothing Special

1st Runner-up
Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School – “荃新空間”
Project: I Wish… You good luck

2nd Runner-up
HKSYCIA Wong Tai Shan Memorial College – “Give Me Five”
Project: Give Me Five

Merit Prize
PLK Mrs. Ma Kam Ming-Cheung Fook Sien College – “Infinity Space”
Project: 水動樂

Merit Prize
St. Rose of Lima’s College – “Mind the Gap”
Project: 減壓加油站

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Day 1: “Transforming Public Space” Workshop
Day 2: “What’s Happening” Workshop
Day 3: Final Presentations


Hong Kong Public Space Initiative


CUHK Bachelor of Education (Liberal Studies) Programme
CUHK Urban Studies Programme
Young Planners Group, Hong Kong Institute of Planners

Venue Partner

Energizing Kowloon East Office

Supporting Organizations

Culture Seeds
Designing Hong Kong
Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects
Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
Hong Kong Outstanding Students’ Association
Youth Arch Foundation
Youth Civil Society, the Chinese University of Hong Kong