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Story:
A journey of a resident interacts in Hong Kong.

  • Chapter 1: Space
  • Chapter 2: Alienation
  • Chapter 3: Disappearance~Lost
  • Chapter 4: Dissociation
  • Chapter 5: Unbridled
  • Chapter 6: Silence
  • Chapter 7: Life

Background:
Hong Kong is a metropolis, international financial centre and also a world's 8th largest trading economy. History starts from a fishing village, once British colony to today's Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Population is approximately 7.32 million in 2015, population density: 6650 people per square kilometer, crude birth rate: 8.2 per 1000. This fast pace and densely populated city is now facing a lot of challenges.

Serious gap between rich and poor, unprecedented demographic changes (population ageing, changing family structures and migration), unreliable livelihood security, and long working hours (For full-time employees, average 49.0 hours per week, according to 2012's Hong Kong Government report), huge ecological deficit and pollution......that hugely impacts the life of resident in terms of physically and mentally.

One of the most serious challenges is housing problem, its unlimited inflation (price, real estate/property market) like an arrogant balloon as the costs continue to skyrocket, the disconnect between the income growth of people and housing price. In recent years, Hong Kong's residential rents ranked top 5 positions among all cities in the world. The average rent of shops in Hong Kong has surpassed New York, become the most expensive retail rent globally. Nowadays, as if "HOUSE KIDNAPS LIFE". Extremely non-diverse social and economic development reflects this surreal metropolis just like a hollowly busy hub in unbalance.

Changing era, civilians are adaptable and flexible though work to make ends meet, showing the energy of life interacted with the world.

(Last revision date: September, 2016)


Latest info & details on:
Census and Statistics Department: www.censtatd.gov.hk/hkstat/sub/so20.jsp
GovHK: www.gov.hk/en/about/abouthk/facts.htm

故事:
一個居民的心路歷程。

  • 第一章:空間
  • 第二章:疏離
  • 第三章:消 · 失 · 去
  • 第四章:幻離
  • 第五章:放浪
  • 第六章:靜
  • 第七章:生活

背景:
香港是一個大都會、國際金融中心、全球排行第八的貿易經濟體系城市。歷史由漁村開始,曾為英國殖民地,至現在中華人民共和國成立的特別行政區,人口約有732萬,人口密度(每平方公里):6650人,粗略出生率(每千人):8.2人。這個生活節奏急速和人口密度極高的地方,正面對多方面的挑戰。

嚴重貧富懸殊、空前的人口變化(老化,家庭結構和遷移)、不可靠的民生保障、工時長(根據2012年香港政府報告,全職僱員平均每週工作49.0小時)、龐大生態赤字、污染等狀況,對居民的身心生活有着巨大的衝擊。

房屋問題乃為最嚴峻的挑戰,它像一個傲慢自大的氣球,不斷膨脹上升(價錢、房地產市場),與人民收入等脫勾。近數年,香港住宅租金之昂貴位居全球五甲之內。亦成為全球商舖租金最昂貴的城市,超越紐約。當今情況又如房屋綁架了人民的生命。極端單一的社會經濟發展,透視出這個超現實繁忙樞紐都市的空洞和不平衡。

時代變遷,平民百姓能屈能伸、適應力強,與全球和大自然共同相互流動、演化,展現無窮無盡的生命能量。