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Sampson Wong

Objects for Protest: Crowd creation, spatial practice and archiving dissent in Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement
Friday, October 13, 4:15 pm5:45 pm
LeRoy Neiman Center
37 S. Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

The talk will introduce matters of interest and research agendas inspired by multiple aesthetic dimensions of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement. It will explore how concepts such as bottom-up architecture, socially-engaged art, public art, disobedient objects and people’s archive can be re-articulated and further expanded.

Sampson Wong is an artist, independent curator and academic in Hong Kong. His interdisciplinary research and creative projects focus on the contemporary urban condition, creative activism and social practices that concern the community. He has co-found the Hong Kong Urban Laboratory, emptyscape and the artist collective Add Oil Team. In 2014, he has started the Umbrella Movement Visual Archive with other participants of the occupy movement in Hong Kong to preserve and research on the creative legacy of the movement. He holds a PhD in geography from University of Manchester, and is currently a lecturer at the Department of Liberal Arts Studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.   

Presented with the Chicago Architecture Biennial