Rising from the Ashes: A Visit to Nam Sang Wai (Trial Tour)
Being ravaged by fire several times, Nam Sang Wai is home to numerous birds and insects and part of the pleasant memories of Hong Kong people. In the last thirty years, however, this piece of land has been at the heart of the debate about land development in Hong Kong. How can fishponds and farmlands of the past become luxury mansions? How should human beings coexist with mother nature? Maybe we can seek the answers and inspirations from the classics while observing plants budding again from the scorched land. For instance, how do migrating birds that visit Hong Kong every winter form an ecosystem with local fishponds and reed beds, as described by Rachel Carson in Silent Spring? What can be done to reverse the damage caused by human activities? What is the best way to make use of the land? Should we conserve the green land with ecological value or construct buildings to address the housing needs? Maybe we can review the discourse on land justice raised by Rousseau in The Social Contract.
You may find a video of the trial tour below. Stay tuned to news about future visits.
Here is a sharing from one of the students joining this tour