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Kaitak River, Hong Kong


From 2008 to 2012, Alessandro Carboni has been working around Kai Tak River, Hong Kong focusing his research on Nga Tsin Wai village. Taking this as a point of departure, Carboni has been examining local disappearing urban spaces, which overlap with several discrete boundaries within San Po Kong, Kai Tak Airport, Kowloon Walled City and To Kwa Wan. The project aimed not merely to show the general phenomenon of urban transformation, but to inspire people to consider how art practice, being a discipline for active production of thinking, affects the city and how it respond to our bodies and spaces. The urban river redevelopment becomes a metaphor for change of a whole community.


20/05/09 to 19/07/09 - What Burns Never Returns: Kaitak river and sourrounding, the old Airport - Artist in residence

17/10/2011 to 03/11/2011 - San Po Kong - Artist in Residence 

From objective map to subjective mapping, 1aSpace”, 20/05/09 – 19/07/09, Hong Kong


09/10- 13/12- Optimized system of city map, video and site specific performance) – The Will to Green Art – Story of Kai Tak River – October/Contemporary 1aSpace Gallery, Hong Kong

22/06/2012 - Geo-sketching Kaitak River, table and object media base performance, 1aSpace Gallery, Hong Kong

23/06/2012 - Remapping traces along Kai Tak river in the frame of Green Art Festival, Hong Kong

27/08/2012 - Geo-sketching Kaitak River, table and object media base , XIII Biennale International Architecture Exhibition Venice, Hong Kong Pavillion, Venezia

Project by Alessandro Carboni

Production Formati Sensibili (2009-2012)

With the support:  Urban Place Unit – Wallace Chang Ping Hung the Unit for Community Building is formally part of the Department of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong; 1a space Gallery, Hong Kong Programme Partner CCDC – City contemporary dance company Hong Kong; rehearsal space partially sponsored by Partnership Programme, CCDC Dance Centre; LaDU/MultimediaLab. of Urban Density – DIARCH Department of Architecture, Cagliari; D3D_Master Didital Environment_NABA, Milan

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