Networked Urbanism

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Design critics: Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo, principals of Ecosistema Urbano




This video is about inconvenient for the disable and we are focus on the blind spot of the transportation. As we found that some of the universal design in Hong Kong are not up to the standard. The disabled are hard to use it such as visually impaired. In addition, we wish people could put myself in others’ shoes to experience how uncomfortable that people using the wrong design facilities. We would like to use the first person role to reveal the feeling of them. Besides, would like to ask the public or government to show solicitude for them too.


We have selected the public space in the ground level which linking the Tseung Kwan O mtr station and the Popcorn. Most of the people just walked past the park and not willing to use the benches. After interviewing with those local people, we found that they do not really like the place due to several reasons but mainly too expose there is nothing to do. In turn, the public space is only served for circulation use.

When we think deeply, many public open space in Hong Kong are in the same situation. They do not fulfill the public’s needs. We believe the public space is for the public and there could be so many possibilities in the area. Therefore, in this video, we hope the people could share their thought and express what they really want, being a part of creating their place and eventually gets a healthier and better city.


The concept of our topic is to enhance the public awareness of cycling in the community. In the site (Hong Kong Velodrome), is a place which is only for professional, athletes to practise and participate cycling competitions. Besides, there is a park which is surrounding the stadium (cycling). However, this park also is not allowed (unopened) for public riding a bike in this area. Therefore, we try to spread the message in a creative way by demonstrating the right of cycling through our video, in order to enhance public awareness, cohesion of cycling and enjoy cycling in this community.

Wu Hang Hei Crystal
Wong Pui Sze Daisy
Wong Wai Sze
Tang Wing Sheung
Qi Shi Ting


We found a unreasonable issue. The park is built for encouraging people to ride bicycles. But why we cannot cycle outside the indoor bicycle stadium in that park? Although there is a bicycle path surrounded the park, cycling is not allowed inside. It provide a lot of inconvenience to the bicyle users.

Now, we are focusing on that park, Tsueng Kwun O City Town Park.

We went to the site and start to observe the users. We found that although there is a large signage asking not to cycle, no one follow the rule. So, is the signage useful? The video is to tease the useless of the signage and help people to reflect. We use a funny way to create a story and use some extreme methods to follow the instruction of the signage.

 

 


Tseung Kwan O is a new town of Hong Kong. In this workshop, we have site visiting at the beginning, then we have interview with the local resident. As a result, we find that there is lack of feature, outdoor space or feature and community center for strange people to have gathering no like other old place such as Sham Shui Po and Tsuen Wan. So the relationship of people become stranger and separated in this place especially.

This video aim to recall the attention for the urban landscape design problem of new town in Hong Kong through a little experience.


This is a video about the park planning of the Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park. The message we want to introduce is that this park has lots of potential in multi-funtional instead of only seating and looking the see view. Therefore in the video, we dreamed some possible ways do in the public to use this area. However, sadly its just a dream.

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workshop – HD 720pThis video is about inconvenient for the disable and we are focus on the blind spot of the transportation. As we found that some of the universal design in Hong Kong are not up to the standard. The disabled are hard to use it such as visually impaired. In addition, we wish people could put myself in others’ shoes to experience how uncomfortable that people using the wrong design facilities. We would like to use the first person role to reveal the feeling of them. Besides, would like to ask the public or government to show solicitude for them too.

 

Please enjoy!

http://youtu.be/Fg9fkqHT6xs


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