Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Garden of Lovely" kicks off HK Social Media Week this Sunday!

This Sunday marks the beginning of Social Media Week (SMW)! This year, SMW spans 14 cities, and those cities are putting on nearly 1,000 events to celebrate and share knowledge of all things social media. Hong Kong's Social Media Week is packed with fun, edifying events, and one of the more exciting and unconventional ones will take place this Sunday. Hosted by Bonza Pie, Localiiz at Amical Coffee (1 Sun Street, Wan Chai), the "Garden of Lovely"will grow from 2pm to 8pm on the 23rd. This pop-up "garden" of arts and crafts contributed by local artists and community members (including YOU!) will be accompanied by discussions of environment, the arts, and urban space utilization. TFT HK will be there, chatting about global food imbalance and its relationship to the environment. See below for more information, from the HK SMW site, and links:

On Sunday 23 September from 2pm to 8pm, an immersive and unexpected moment in Hong Kong will emerge beautifully from the concrete jungle in the form of a giant community garden in Wanchai. In this free event, part of Social Media Week Hong Kong, members of the public are invited to create and plant items (and ideas) in a new pop-up laneway garden. This accessible, spontaneous public project aims to bring Hong Kong people closer together to consider the environment they live in.
 The garden will be loaded with art and craft items, including tonnes of plasticine, for anyone who wants to play and contribute. Events in the garden will include local visual artists and street artists onsite, creating works on the spot; two symposiums looking at the way we as environmentalists and artists can change Hong Kong’s urban landscape; urban rooftop gardening workshops, and social media interaction linking people in real and virtual time. The event will culminate in an evening of interactive art and sounds with Lipgloss Media presents… The Observations of Mrs Retallack. Can music help plants to grow? They aim to find out!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/103995649757727/
Program: http://www.localiiz.com/garden
Register: http://socialmediaweek.org/blog/event/the-garden-of-lovely/
Hashtag: #SMWHKlovely

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