Arts and Humanities Forum: How the Arts and Humanities can Contribute to Sustainable Policies and Practices


What is the best proxy for the common good?

How do we design our local urban environment to improve human health, and measurably increase biodiversity and our environmental health? Can we exploit smart city technology to raise standards of evidence, structure participatory research and attract diverse human and non-human inhabitants? Jeremijenko will present visual and participatory spectacles including the Butterfly Bridge, Moth Cinema, Rhinocerous Beetle wrestling and the Salamander Superhighway and explain how organism centric design works to significantly improve human health and how creative convivial participatory research may create a social movement and evidence to produce a desireable future. Read more...


Forum Host:

Prof Jane Prophet
School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

International Speaker:

Prof Natalie Jeremijenko
Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University

Policy Experts:

Ms Florence Hui Hiu-fai, SBS, JP
Under Secretary for Home Affairs, HKSAR Government

Mr Michael Lynch, CBE, AM
Chief Executive Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority


23 October 2014 (Thursday)
9:30 am - 11:00 am


Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall (5/F, Academic 3)