Date: 17 Feb 2017 (Friday)

Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm

Venue: CVA 408

Language: English

Taking a picture, and posting it on the internet proves one’s presence at a location; the more spectacular the picture, the more ubiquitous the location, the more prestigious to have been there. The notion of “identity” has become a major point of debate in Hong Kong and other places, in which symbols and images as well as their perceptions and interpretations play a key role. In this context, the speaker, Mr Peter Benz will explore the potential of photo-opportunities as means of urban interventions.

About the speaker:

Mr Peter Benz studied Architecture and received his degree from the University of Kaiserslautern and the Bauhaus-University Weimar in Germany. Before and after his architecture studies, he also took courses in Film & Theatre Studies, Art History and Psychology at the University of Erlangen, and in Visual Communications and Product Design at Bauhaus-University respectively. He is currently the Associate Professor of Academy of Visual Arts. His academic background still defines the scope of his research interests today: the investigation and development of possibilities and methodologies for designing experience); everyday phenomena, in particular in everyday products and in ‘un-designed’ marginal spaces; and the medialisation of cities.

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