We are excited to inform you that a webinar on the topic, Cultural Entrepreneurship and Art Space in Hong Kong/香港的文化企業與藝術空間, presented by Sociology Department, The Hong Kong Shue Yan University, is going to be held on 26 July 2021.
Date: 26 July 2021 (Monday)
Time: 2:30 pm (Hong Kong Time)
Meeting ID: 979 0141 3283
The webinar will be conducted in Cantonese.
Cultural entrepreneurship is a field that connects art, creative industry, and economy together, and has been emerging in East Asian areas like Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. This webinar is going to discuss the above development in Hong Kong by looking into the pioneering and unique experience of Foreforehead. It is a local art shop in Sham Shui Po, which ventures into this field by not only selling artistic products, but also regularly having mini-art exhibitions. In this webinar, Dr Tsang Chung-kin and the shopkeeper Daisy Chu will chat about the experience of starting an art shop in Hong Kong, and discuss issues like the struggle between dominant and alternative cultures in the market, and the negotiation between art and business.
Daisy is the shopkeeper of an art shop, “Foreforehead” in Sham Shui Po. She had work experiences in media industry and art galleries, and launches the shop since 2018.
Dr. Tsang Chung-kin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Hong Kong Shue Yan University. His research interests include popular culture, urban studies, and economic culture. He is a co-editor of a local popular culture reader - Pop Hong Kong: Reading Hong Kong Popular Culture: 2000-2010, and has recently published a book, Homeownership in Hong Kong: House Buying as Hope Mechanism.