Creating Youth Commons: Supporting Deprived Youth
An educational programme that aims to nurture youngsters to create community projects based on the principles of commons, fostering community-based lifestyles, supporting social economy, protecting labour rights and promoting sustainable consumption.
Youth Poverty and Employment
We research into the precarious working conditions young people in Hong Kong are facing, in order to understand in what ways can commoning support youngsters to seek decent work.
We collaborate closely with i-COMMON HK, an independent initiative that aims to promote community economy through everyday life.
「閱心禪」共修 “Discover our inner wisdom through reading” Group Meditation Practice
Take a break from your work and studies, simply pause and re-charge. Come and join our guided meditation class co-organised with our community partner, Pause & Breathe. Connect with your inner peace, and spend an evening with your body and soul at ease through group meditation practice, in order to enhance self-awareness and cultivate wisdom in everyday life.
Service-learning and Curriculum Development
We introduce the concepts and practices of urban commons in the curriculum of cultural studies:
Urban Commons Incubator Scheme
We organise training workshops and field visits that provide theoretical, creative, and social entrepreneurship training for inspired youngsters to establish their own urban commons projects.
Explore local and international case studies of urban commons.
Economics, I Can Do!
by Dr. CHOW Sung Ming
Chang Ha-Joon, Reader of Cambridge University once said, people tend to think that economics is difficult, and should be left for the experts; even economists share the same mood, it should better be left to us! Nevertheless, everybody engage in economic activities everyday. Can’t we just understand economics with common sense? Suffocated by technical jargons, can economics really help us to better grasp economic reality? Or, are they merely chicaneries misleading the whole world……including top government officials who often suffer from Intellectual disability?!
It is time to awaken, and let us demystify economics together!
不一樣的香港社會經濟 : 超越資本主義社會的想像
Edited by Pun Ngai, Fung Yi Chan, Ching Hua Anita Koo, Lo Yin Yee
Publisher: the Commercial Press
- Useful Websites
Practising community economy in Tin Shui Wai: the case of Tin Zi Zok Wai (天姿作圍)
Ms. Janis FAN (Tin Zi Zok Wai)
Community food waste recycling and farming
Lab0ver (food waste education)
Dr. Chow Sze Chung (Co-founder, Sanwoodgoon)
In the Media
JUMP Mingpao, 研究指影視從業員就業零散拖糧盛行 欠勞工權益知識 倡完善資助階梯「做大個餅」
OL Mingpao, 未來城市：向「搵笨」說不 影視業合約精神 政府做起
Sing Tao Daily, 影視業僱傭職安保障不足 需政策提高行業競爭力
灼見名家, 專訪潘毅教授：只有願景 不能解決青年問題
Times Higher Education, “Tackling Hong Kong Youth Unemployment Through Community Networks”