(Voluntary) Labour of Love introduces work as prefigurative politics – facing the chimera of capitalism, hegemony and collusion. The short lecture will discuss how Hong Kong’s socio-political and environmental conditions can become catalysts towards ecological heterotopias and a more equitable society.
Lecture by Michael Leung
Michael Leung is an artist/designer, urban farmer and visiting lecturer. He was born in London and moved to Hong Kong in 2009 to complete a Masters in Design. His projects range from collective urban agriculture projects such as The HK FARMers ‘ Almanac 2014-2015 and Pangkerchief , objects produced by Pang Jai fabric market in Sham Shui Po.
Michael is a visiting lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University and at the Intercommon Institute, where he teaches socially engaged art (MA) and social design (2016 – ), respectively. His research focuses on Insurrectionary Agricultural Milieux , rhizomatic forms of agriculture that exist in local response to global conditions of biopolitics and neoliberalism.
An amalgamation of his projects, zines and fictional stories can be seen and purchased at a neighbourhood street market stall called Kai Fong Pai Dong.