Hong Kong is a high-density and hi-tech urban centre with a long history as a site of multi-cultural engagement, and is a rapidly growing centre for the arts. In close proximity to Shenzhen Hong Kong also offers easy access to all the opportunities and offerings of mainland China.
The conference will be held on AVA’s Kai Tak-campus, a Grade I-listed and UNESCO-recognised historical colonial building located close to the site of the old Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Tak-campus originally served as the Officers’ Mess of the Royal Air Force, then became the Hong Kong Police Detective School, before it was converted to be the founding location of the Academy of Visual Arts. Today it is the seat of kaitak Centre for Research and Development in the Visual Arts, operated by AVA and HKBU.
HKBU Kai Tak-campus
51 Kwun Tong Road
Kowloon City, Kowloon
Hong Kong has one of the best public transportation systems in the world. To get to Kai Tak-campus you may take the green MTR-line (direction to Kwun Tong) and get off at Choi Hung-station. (‘Choi Hung’ translates as ‘rainbow’, which is reflected in the stations rainbow-tiling.) From station exit 2A, take a short walk through Ping Shek Estate to find kaitak.
Alternatively, you may take a taxi to get to the campus. However, as the campus is slightly hidden away off the main road, it will be usually helpful for non-locals to print out a map, or to show the taxi driver the destination on your smartphone interface.