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Reinventing Collective Rural Capital

The Programme designs and implements a solidarity-based partnership model for the revitalisation of community-based rural capital and assets. Artists and specialist groups are invited to collaborate with the locals on an array of rural capital re-envisioning projects, including but not limited to art exhibitions, rural festivals and green technology demonstrations.

Environmental and cultural resources are abundant in Lai Chi Wo and nearby rural communities; yet their values have largely been neglected and not been properly conserved and sustained amid rapid urbanisation.

 

Co-creation of the community action model

The Co-creation model which aims to reinvent the rural capital through artistic or other innovative collaborations with specialists and interested communities is proposed to foster cultural capital enhancement, community creativity and rural-urban re-connection.

 

“Co-creation of the Community” (3Cs) Scheme

“Co-creation of the Community” (3Cs) Scheme has been officially launched as part of the HSBC Rural Sustainability Programme. The 3Cs Scheme seeks to involve specialists of different expertise to serve as community curators to help identify and utilise both the tangible and intangible rural capital of villages for the revitalisation of sustainable rural communities.

We are now inviting creative proposals from artists, architects, scientists or any specialist groups keen to contribute to rural revitalisation and sustainability. 

For details about the Scheme and application procedure, please refer to the Application Guide (English versionChinese version). 

Applicants are recommended to contact the project team for a thorough understanding of submission requirements prior to application.

If you want to know more details about the 3Cs Scheme and on-site information about the remote villages, please contact Mr. Ryan Leung (email: yyan85@hku.hk or phone: 3917-4905), Miss Katie Chick (email: ktchick@hku.hk or phone: 3917-4902), or Miss Anna Yau (email: annawyau@hku.hk or phone: 3917-5540).