Artists' studios and their practices in Kwun Tong industrial buildings: A hyper-video ethnographic study

Hoi Shan Anson MAK*

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This is a research-creative project, in which the topic of research, research methods and ways of presenting research findings are essential concern. This project shows ways artists/designers live and work in the vibrant Kwun Tong area. Since the late 1980's, factories have begun to move to Mainland China. Then, various types of small businesses and creative industries and artists have been moving in. Gradually, they turn the town into a creative community/cluster. However, since 2010, the Hong Kong Government introduced the Policy of Revitalization of Factory Buildings. This problematic policy has brought terrible destruction to the area and caused unaffordable property prices. The web site features creative folks in twenty-five studios working on various media (photography, painting, 2D/3 D design, theatre, wearable, etc). There is 330 mins of video in sum on the web site. Regarding research method and form of presentation, visual ethnographic video and academic findings are presented in a hyper-video web-site that works together with edited transcription. There are several layers of interactivity in which audience can view, understand and experience the research findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-121
Number of pages13
JournalVisual Ethnography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • Anthropology

User-Defined Keywords

  • Creative community
  • Hyper-video
  • Urban redevelopment policy
  • Visual ethnography


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