Thursday, August 26


8:00 - 10:00am GTM
9:00 - 11:00am London Time
10:00am - 12pm CET
4:00 - 6:00pm Hong Kong Time / Taipei Time


Villager Ms Cheng, artist Michael Leung and community art worker Nanxi Liu will discuss hegemonic forces that have led to the displacement and eviction of over 300 villagers in Wang Chau. The struggle has been reported by local media however nuanced and less vocal villagers and their stories have gone unreported. British colonial policies continue to affect so-called non-indigenous villagers in Hong Kong. How can this Happening support situated knowledges in the few remaining gardens in Wang Chau, and be useful to local and transnational land resistances happening elsewhere?

The event will be in Cantonese and English, with simultaneous interpretation, take place in Wang Chau, and broadcasted live on Zoom.

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About the Speakers

Michael Leung is an artist/designer and researcher. He is a visiting lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University where he facilitates social practice.

Ms Cheng is a resident of Wing Ning Village in Wang Chau.
“Wing Ning Village has been my family’s home since the 60s, and I have lived here from all my life for half a century. This is a Green Belt area and I never thought it to be acquired for property development.”

Nanxi Liu is a community art worker, performance artist, researcher and curator. Since 2013 she has been working with the Centre for Community Cultural Development, specializing in inclusive arts, arts for empowerment with different communities.

This Happening #3 is organsied by the Socially Engaged Arts group from Social Transformation.

Information in Cantonese Language





8:00 - 10:00am GMT 格林威治時間
9:00 - 11:00am London 倫敦夏令時間
10:00am - 12pm CET 歐洲中部時間
4:00 - 6:00pm Hong Kong / Taipei 香港、臺北時間

橫洲村民鄭小姐、藝術家梁志剛、社群藝術工作者劉南茜將一同討論霸權暴力如何迫遷超過三百位橫洲村民。橫洲的長年抗爭曾在本地的媒體中廣為報道,但更細緻入微的村民聲音和故事仍甚少被公開傳播。昔日英國的殖民政策,到今日仍然影響着香港鄉村的所謂「非原居民」。而今天的現場如何可以在橫洲僅餘的菜園中支撐處境知識(situated knowledges),同時亦可能有助於理解和支持本地以及跨越不同地域的土地抗爭運動?