Between Remembering and Forgetting: The Stories We Choose to Tell


We define ourselves by the stories we choose to tell, and cities are no different. Urban heritage gives the cultural clues that inject a place with its identity and character.

From the Hennessy Road pawn shop, to the Central Police Station and the State Theatre Building in North Point - to name but a few - our city’s heritage has brought divided opinions on what and how we should remember or forget, reinvent and narrate.

In this talk, Roger Wu will explore conservation in the local context of Hong Kong, and he will equip us with nuanced ways to form an informed and considered opinion towards how we weave our narrative.


Roger Wu worked as an architect and has extensive experience leading restoration projects in the UK, China and Hong Kong. Recently, he was involved in the revitalisation of the Central Police Station in Hong Kong, and was the co-curate for the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture (Hong Kong). He is also actively involved in the Royal Institute of British Architect’s Hong Kong Chapter and the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.

Roger is currently the Chief Executive of Haw Par Music Foundation Limited, a charity set up to oversee the revitalisation of the historic Haw Par Mansion in Tai Hang, Hong Kong, into a music academy.

Roger is a TEDx speaker and Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

* This talk will be delivered in English.

This event is organised by Raising the Bar

Tue Mar 28, 2017
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM HKT
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