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Innovation and Impact Fund (IIF) - KT Programme Projects

Revitalizing Heritage, Arts & Culture Outreach

 

On-going Projects:

 

1. Celebrating stories of ethnic minority women in garment making in Hong Kong
   
 
- To showcase stories of ethnic minorities and their histories and contributions in the garment production industry in Hong Kong
- To foster and promote the importance of cultural inclusion
 


Target beneficiaries:
South Asian and refugee communities in Hong Kong and the general public

Project Leader: Prof Lisa LEUNG, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

2. Exploring and trekking Hong Kong historic cinema districts: Past and present
   
 
- To enhance public understanding and stimulate public interest in Hong Kong films and cinema’s evolution by organising interactive guided tours to trek through the historic cinema districts, and ongoing revitalisation
- To promote awareness of conservation of intangible cultural heritage
 


Target beneficiaries:
Secondary and tertiary school teachers and students, local English speaking communities and the general public

Project Leader: Prof Emilie YEH, Centre for Film and Creative Industries, Faculty of Arts


Website: KT Tour promotion video



Completed Projects:

1. Education outreach: Lecture and workshop series
   
 
To promote the instruction and learning of philosophy and ethics through workshops for secondary school teachers and students
 


Target beneficiaries:
Secondary school teachers and students

Project Leader: Prof Derek BAKER, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts



     
2. Saath-Saath - Music across the waters (scale-up)
   
 
- To address the historical lack of India-China dialogue in many realms though a musical collaboration project across India, Hong Kong and mainland China
- To pioneer a new public dialogue around Asian musical crossovers
 


Target beneficiaries:
Cultural practitioners, school and university students, and the general public

Project Leader: Prof Tejaswini NIRANJANA, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Faculty of Arts

Website: Asia Art Archive website

     
3. Literature, life and history of Hong Kong in the 1960s: Engaging the public across generations
   
 
To transfer the knowledge on Hong Kong history and culture in the 1960s to local citizens across different generations, allowing them to better understand the daily lives in that period
 


Target beneficiaries:
Young generation, the elderly and the general public

Project Leader: Dr SIU Yan-ho, Department of Chinese, Faculty of Arts

     
4. Promoting cultural heritage to the community: Chinese poetry and literature
   
 
To promote Chinese cultural heritage to the community through literature appreciation talks and poetry writing workshops
 


Target beneficiaries:
General public

Project Leader: Prof Charles KWONG, Department of Chinese, Faculty of Arts

     
5. Workshop and concert on Chinese music textures and scoring
   
 
- To inform local composers, orchestrators and concert arrangers on the texture and scoring of Chinese music, with references and technical know-how from research
- To enhance the sensitivity and ability of local practitioners in Chinese music scoring
 


Target beneficiaries:
Young composers and arrangers, singers and producers of Chinese music, general concert audience

Project Leader: Prof Stephen CHAN, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

Website: http://www.ln.edu.hk/ihss/crd/events.html, http://www.hkwindpipe.org/page.php?id=102&lang=2, RTHK Radio 4 Broadcast Archive

     
6. Reviving a forgotten ritual play in Cantonese opera: The female Jiaguan (Blessing of Promotion)
   
 
- To revive the female version of the Cantonese opera Jiaguan 加官 (Blessing of Promotion), a long forgotten ritual play through archiving research, textual studies, and oral history
- To organize engagement activities such as symposium, performance and the production of a video disc-cum-booklet
 


Target beneficiaries:
Young actors and musicians, students studying Cantonese opera, music, drama and theatre, and related disciplines, general audience

Project Leader: Prof Stephen CHAN, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

     
7. Films, Life and History of Hong Kong in the 1950s: Engaging the public across generations
   
 
- To transfer the research knowledge on Hong Kong history and culture in the 1950s across generations of local citizens
- To allow better understanding on the daily lives in that period
 


Target beneficiaries:
Young generation, the elderly and the general public

Project Leader: Dr SIU Yan-ho, Department of Chinese, Faculty of Arts

Website: RTHK Knowledge Zone Program, Writer Training for "小作家培訓計劃2016-2017"

   
8. Developing intergenerational education partnerships to encourage conservation of reptiles and amphibians in Hong Kong
   
 
- To promote and encourage the conservation of reptiles and amphibians through a “Citizen Scientists” course
- To educate and raise public’s awareness in conserving the environment and biodiversity for the betterment of society
 


Target beneficiaries:
General public and the elderly

Project Leader: Prof Mark McGINLEY, Science Unit

Website: Programme website

   
9. Cultural history of South Asians in Tuen Mun - A tour of appreciation
   
 



- To scrutinize the history of South East Asian businesses (such as restaurants, shops and companies) as well as residents in Tuen Mun area
- To affirm the roles that Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities play in shaping Hong Kong’s history and contributing to its society
 


Target beneficiaries:
South Asians including youth and students, university students, participants who join the seminar and cultural tour

Project Leader: Prof Lisa LEUNG, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

 

 

 

 

   
10. Revitalizing rural culture through participatory planning and design of a community classroom in rural New Territories
   
 
- To revitalize rural culture and train rural talents through planning and design processes
- To transform a village office into a community classroom and cultural space, for vibrant exchanges between villagers and urban residents on indigenous culture and knowledge
 


Target beneficiaries:
Tai Kong Po villagers, student helpers and volunteers, city people who join the workshops and exhibition

Project Leader: Prof CHEN Yun-chung, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

   
11. “Hong Kong Literature and Culture of the 1950s and 1960s” Public Lecture Series in Macao, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
   
 
To raise public interests in Hong Kong literature and culture of the 1950s and 1960s and to strengthen the cultural liaisons between Hong Kong and neighboring cities
 


Target beneficiaries:
General public in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Macao and Taipei

Project Leader: Prof Mary WONG, Centre for Humanities Research, Faculty of Arts

   
12. Promoting poetry and cultural heritage to secondary schools, higher education and general community
   
 
To introduce the community to a higher world of truth, goodness and beauty through poetry writing talks and workshops, with positive impacts on personal and social life
 


Target beneficiaries:
General public, tertiary and secondary school students

Project Leader: Prof Charles KWONG, Department of Chinese, Faculty of Arts

 

 

   
13. Touching the Earth - Environmental art workshop in Lai Chi Wo
   
 
To enhance non-indigenous inhabitants’ awareness of the natural and cultural resources of a rural village and to provide students with an alternative view of the value of conservation in rural redevelopment
 


Target beneficiaries:
Local villagers in Lai Chi Wo, primary, secondary and college students

Project Leader: Prof Sophia LAW, Department of Visual Studies, Faculty of Arts

Website: touchinglcw.wix.com/laichiwo, RTHK Artspiration Program

   
14. Empowerment through cultural tourism in rural New Territories
   
 
- To train and empower villagers in rural New Territories to become cultural tour-guides through action research
- To use culture tourism to bring income to the villagers, and provide opportunity for city dwellers to understand and appreciate the rich culture of rural villages
 


Target beneficiaries:
Kwu Tung villagers, student helpers and volunteers, city dwellers who join the tour

Project Leader: Prof CHEN Yun-chung, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

   
15. How to make your own history? Our oral history database and experience
   
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To transfer the oral history database and skills to different target groups in the community, and to acquire facts and personal/collective memories
 


Target beneficiaries:
Secondary and tertiary school students, major NGOs and private firms, and the general public

Project Leader: Prof LAU Chi-pang, Hong Kong & South China Historical Research Programme, Faculty of Arts

Website: www.ln.edu.hk/hkschrp/ktp/introduction-cht.php