How did Hong Kong develop into the global metropolis we see today? What makes the landscape uniquely beautiful, yet notoriously challenging to build upon? How might these natural assets shape future development and what changes will that bring to the built environment? What is the effect of globalization on the changing culture of Hong Kong? How does the discourse of the state relate to the discourse of the market? And how will Hong Kong identity be defined in future generations?
Professor Gordon Mathews from Chinese University of Hong Kong spoke on the topic ‘Hong Kong Identity as a Global Laboratory’.