Photographer (Art Exhibition) at Designing Hong Kong

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Photographer (Art Exhibition)

Help us take storytelling photos about the difficulties of walking with wheels, which will be published at our upcoming art exhibition to advocate better road design and urban planning

Project Details

What we need

  • Join a 1.5 hour project briefing
  • Take photos to emphasis difficulties of walking with wheels
  • Select outstanding story-telling photos

Background

Thousands of wheel-users intersect in Hong Kong every day. Some of them work with the wheels, transporting heavy bulky items throughout the multi-layer city. Some of them rely on the wheels to commute. Wheels users are essential in our city. They support all kinds of activities to facilitate our city. They should all have equal rights of road use, yet their safety is largely ignored. Our cleaners and recyclers are often in danger when pushing trolley across busy traffic lanes while parents are struggle to find a safe route to travel with baby prams. Walking with wheels (WWW) is an initiative to improve our poor urban design for wheels-users in Hong Kong. There are different types of wheels, i.e., strollers, carriers, wheelchairs, street cleaning. WWW aims to advocate better road design and urban planning not only to save lives of those working or walking with wheels but to create a better environment for this undesired mode of traffic

What we have

All relevant information will be provided. Our team completed some research to build an understanding of this issue, e.g., documented stories of workers who push carts and trollies every day, explored routes to minimize accidents and analysed the obstacles of different road users. On November 2020, we introduced a paper of revising traffic lanes at the Central and Western District Council. The government officials are now investigating the possibility of our findings. Next, we plan to raise public awareness of our road-use and rethink the opportunities for pedestrianisation in our city.

Why this is important

It is an initial focusing on a long neglected groups - cleaner, recyclers and all wheel-users in Hong Kong. By demonstrating the research and photos, we wish to draw public attention and stimulate policy change. The Art exhibition is our final stage to present all our works to the media and the public.

Project Period

31 Jan 2021 - 01 Apr 2021

Location

Sheung Wan, Central

Requirements

15hours in total

Time Commitment

Skills

  • Commercial Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Fine Art Photography

Language

  • English

About the Organization

Designing Hong Kong

www.designinghongkong.com

Causes

Community DevelopmentEnvironmentHealth

What we do

Designing Hong Kong Limited is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting sustainability, quality of life and good design as core values in planning, development and governance. Its aim is to increase public awareness and to improve Hong Kong’s collective ability to plan and deliver a ‘beautiful’ city. It promotes collaborations on interventions wherever it sees bad planning and wherever it sees that policies or institutions are not working the way they should. Designing Hong Kong is a member of the World Urban Campaign by UN-Habitat. Current campaigns of Designing Hong Kong: 1. Waste Reduction (beverage packaging, food containers) 2. Conservation (reduce and reverse loss of country parks, wetlands, and areas reserved for agriculture, green belt and other conservation uses) 3. Sustainable Urban Development (master planning, land supply, urban renewal/over development, harbourfront, infrastructure) 4. Liveable City (walkability, harbourfront, public space) 創建香港Designing Hong Kong是一所致力推動可持續發展、優質生活及美好設計作為規劃、發展及管治核心的非牟利機構。希望透過提昇公眾意識,集思廣益,共同規劃及建設宜居和「美麗」的城市。創建香港會以合作模式,為有問題的規劃及不善的政策謀出路。創建香港亦是聯合國世界城市運動的會員。 創建香港Designing Hong Kong最新動態有: 1. 減少棄置廢物 – 飲品包裝、食物包裝盒 2. 保育 – 減少及避免流失郊野公園、濕地及可預留為耕作、綠化帶及保育用途的土地 3. 可持續市區發展 – 整體規劃、土地供應、市區重建/發展過度、海濱、基建 4. 宜居城市 – 有路可行、海濱、公共空間

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