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OrganizerThe Hong Kong Institute of Architects, The Hong Kong Institute of Planners & Hong Kong Designers Association

VenueLily Pond, Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

Exhibition Period11 Dec 2015 - 28 Feb 2016

CollaboratorEdmond Wong Studio

Media ArtistAllan Au

Programme PartnerHong Kong People's Fringe Association

Sponsorcccdi ltd

Pop-up Theatre

2015 BI-CITY BIENNALE OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE

In Hong Kong, a lot of people are talking about the future development of West Kowloon Culture District (WKCD), there is high expectation on the performances and the events that are going to take place. The theatres in WKCD will exhibit international standard performances and will be a space for the multi-cultural happenings. However, these theatres seemingly only welcome very well known performing groups. They somehow become a place of socialisation for the middle/ high classes from the society. We think performances should be brought to a more localised level where everyone is welcome to enjoy. In recent years in hong kong especially in local districts such as Yau Ma Tei/Sai Yeung Choi Street in Mong Kok, we often see many live street performances. Although these performances are of very small scales, often very interactive with the pedestrians. These performances are free of charge and do not involve formal dress codes to enter unlike those mega sized theatres in the future WKCD. We hope to invite local and small art groups to perform for the biennale visitors. With the existing Kowloon Park nearby, wouldn't it be great to create various pop-up theatre across the landscape, turning the park into a true cultural district overnight? Could pop-up theatre possibly be a future trend of of the art culture by 2050?