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Centre for Cultural Research and Development 文化研究及發展中心

Cultures of Sustainability Programme


Peace is defined as not only the lack of war and conflict, but also sustainable livelihood, ecology, and cultural tolerance. The Cultures of Sustainability Programme (CCRD-CS) builds on the three research projects established as part of the Culture and Sustainable Livelihood cluster of the KFCRD in 2004 when Lingnan University hosted the East Asian secretariat of the “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005”, a global project supported in different periods by the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, and other partners.

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South South Forum on Sustainability

As the flagship programme, the South-South Forums on Sustainability (SSFS) aim to bring together thinkers and actors predominantly from the South but also from the North for a dialogue and exchange on two key areas of concern – alternative development, and ecological sustainability, putting a focus on articulating and understanding experiences on the ground, especially relatively autonomous, self-managing local units and their interdependent networking and relations of mutuality.

As one of the many initiatives for such convergences, SSFS recognizes and values the large pool of existing efforts, resources and convergences, and aims at adding to cross-border exchanges in the endeavor for the formation of new historical subjects for cultural and social change for another possible world.

SSFS hopes to bring together old and new generations of committed people working for ecological and socio-economic justice to articulate knowledge produced by experiences on the field, common reflections, and new findings about the critical reality, in particular, from communities that defend their commons. It hopes to help cross-fertilize initiatives practiced by organizations and networks, not to duplicate the efforts, but to foster further inter-connections. It hopes to experiment with creative and self-reliant forms of interacting, networking and managing resources.


Prof. Lau Kin Chi

Senior Research Officers:

Ms Au Yeung Lai Seung
Dr Yan Xiaohui

Research Officers:

Ms Jin Peiyun
Mr Lee Kiu Chi
Ms Song Wei
Mr Lai Kar Hei
Ms Pan Tingting

Research Fellows:

Prof. Chan Shun Hing
Prof. Dai Jinhua
Prof. Michael Hudson
Prof. Sit Tsui
Prof. Wen Tiejun
Dr Erebus Wong
Dr Kho Tungyi
Ms Alice Chan Yin Man
Mr Kelven Cheung Yee Chung
Dr Chow Sze Chung
Mr Hernan Vargas
Mr He Zhixiong
Ms Huang Xiaomei
Ms Kou Ha
Mr Lau Kin Ching
Ms Jenny Li Chun Nei
Ms Josephine Tsui Wai Shuen