University of Oregon students worked with Chinese students from Hong Kong and the Mainland to visit, analyze and describe housing settlements in Hong Kong that have developed through history. After studying how the place’s spatial organization contributed to human interaction, students were asked to use video to narrate a story about the residents’ daily lives. The students sought to portray the rhythm of life there, how it was shaped by the physical environment, as well as the values and meanings attached to the place. Below are the videos created by the groups:

Public housing on reclamation: Yat Tung, Tung Chung – Jiaqi Li & team
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Agricultural walled village: Kat Hing Wai, Kam Tin – Will Wei Wang & team

https://youtu.be/LEDvjJuDH8U

Low-rise and low density British colonial villas: Jardine’s Lookout, Tai Hang РAustin Christianson & team

https://youtu.be/8iGj2AcIevc

Older urban district: Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon West – Andrew Mohr & team

Restricted access resort community: Park Island, Ma Wan Island – Isabella Wu & team

Mass private housing on a former oil refinery: Mei Foo, Kowloon West – Kevin So & team