Hong Kong Art Deco: Theatre buildings and the rise of modern cinema in transforming the city's socio-cultural landscape

    Project: Research project

    Project Details

    Description

    This research argues that Art Deco, a modern architectural style, can be understood as a form of entertainment and demonstration of resistance of the colonized in early twentieth century Hong Kong. The project ultimately aims at examining the reach of Art Deco into everyday life of Hong Kong in the form of architecture and cinema, critique the dynamics between the dominated-subjugated in colonial Hong Kong, and offer a new way to conserve architectural heritage through emphasizing its aesthetic and sociocultural implications.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date01/01/2031/12/21

    Keywords

    • art deco
    • cinema
    • theatre buildings
    • modern architecture
    • Hong Kong