To Kwa Wan Community Dining Room Project: Art Exhibition

Why We Recommend it

See how the To Kwa Wan Community Dining Room Project has impacted an old Kowloon neighbourhood and its public spaces through art and design.


1a Space presents Participatory Public Lab: To Kwa Wan Community Dining Room Project Exhibition, showcasing the results of the experimental project over the past three years.

By hosting various activities, workshops, and focus groups within the old Kowloon district of To Kwa Wan, the project aims to create a method of community and urban planning where everyone in the community is involved in designing their own public space.

The exhibition sheds light on the thoughts and ideas of To Kwa Wan residents, as well as architects and district council members. Also featured at the exhibition are the art and design that have been created as a result of the project, including furniture made by To Kwa Wan residents, shop shutter artworks community tales and traditions, and more.

Four local artists have also been invited to interpret the process of social-involvement design, creating works ranging from a community map that showcases the interactive journey of the project to a sound installation voicing the needs and thoughts of the community. The exhibition will also reconstruct a game of “virtual space,” which allows visitors to experience what it’s like to be a community designer and discover the importance of community participation.


When: 8 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 Where: 1a Space – Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road – To Kwa Wan