香港社區組織協會 Society for Community Organization (SoCO) Artwalk 2012
"Home is not only a space for sleep. It is a bottle for collecting our emotions and feeling in daily life, it also help ourselves become stronger and to create hope and opportunities. Winter gone and spring comes, years and years… sojourning as tempura? Hope that better allocation is not a dream for the poor."
香港社區組織協會與ArtWalk於7/3至14/3在中環畫廊舉行 '住住先' 攝影展，展示貧窮階層各種居住環境及貧民困境求生的韌力，並發佈本會最新出版'住住先'住屋攝影集(Sojourning as tempura)，是次展覽是2012年ArtWalk展覽系列之一。
Sojourning as tempura - Inadequate Housing Photo Exhibition as part of this year's Hong Kong Artwalk from 7 to 14 March 2012 at the Schoeni Art Gallery at Central. The exhibition will feature photography of the underprivileged communities living in urban slums, telling their stories through photography. SoCO will also be distributing the recently published photo collection book, Sojourning as tempura, at the exhibition.
About Exhibition 展覽詳情
Date: 14 March 2012 (Wed) Time: 5pm to 12 midnight
7 March to 10 March (Wed to Sat) Time: 10:30am - 6:30pm
12 March to 13 March (Mon to Tue) Time: 10:30am - 9:00pm
Art Gallery, G/F 27 Hollywood Road, Central
Free of charge (except 14 March 2012)
2713 9165 (陳紹銘 Mr. CHAN Siu Ming)
Online Exhibition Preview: www.hongkongartwalk.com
Sojourning as tempura - Inadequate Housing Photo Exhibition 住住先 攝影展
Hong Kong's wealth has reached an all-time highest in 2011 while now there are around 100,000 people living at inadequate housing such as sub-divided units, rooms, cubicles, bedspaces, cocklofts, roof-top huts in Hong Kong. By using the voice of the photos, the exhibition unveils the dark side of the metropolitan and shows the toughness of the underprivileged in urban slums. According to official statistics, over 320,000 people are on the waiting list of public rental housing and the number is increasing due to the insufficient allocated units every year, decrease of newly built flats every year and increasing number of working poor and needy.
Tens of singles of families are living in such a limited space, we can easily imagine how hard it is, conflicts and distortions and struggle to survive are the common issues among them. Poor is not terrible compared to the loss of dignity. Home is not only a space for sleep. It is a bottle for collecting our emotions and feeling in daily life, it also help ourselves become stronger and to create hope and opportunities. Winter gone and spring comes, years and years… "sojourning as tempura?" Hope that better allocation is not a dream for the poor.
Society for Community Organization (SoCO) 香港社區組織協會
SoCO was founded in 1972 and is a registered non-profit making non-governmental human rights organization for the underprivileged. SoCO's mission is to serve the most underprivileged in Hong Kong, including cage and cubicle dwellers, the single elderly, new immigrant women, children living in poverty, street-sleepers, people with mental illness, low-paid workers, refugees and ethnic minorities.
'For People, We Care; For Justice, We ACT!' Over the past four decades, SoCO stands together with the grassroots and conducts hundreds of social actions advocating for their fundamental human rights and advocating fair and just social policy.
Statistics of Inadequate Housing in Hong Kong 本港不適切居所統計數字
What is inadequate housing?
When talking about inadequate housing, it indicates the private temporary housing and room/cubicle, cockloft of private permanent housing. In recent years, there are a huge number of partitioned rooms being built in industrial building. As it is illegal to live at there, those residents living at industrial buildings are not counted and hence the Government figure is underestimated.
No. of people living at inadequate housing such as cagehomes, bedspaces, cubicles, sub-divided units, cocklofts, roof-top huts (2010): around 100,000.
No. of registered applicants on the Waiting List of Public Rental Housing: around 170,000 (2011) (which consisted of over 320,000 people. The number is increasing due to the decrease of allocated units every year, decrease of newly built flats every year and increasing number of working poor and needy.)
現時公屋輪候冊上的申請宗數: 約170,000 宗(2011年) (當中包括超過320,000人，近年申請人數不斷增加，主要原因是近年公屋興建量及配屋量不斷減少、在職貧窮人口亦急增。)
No. of registered
singletons applicants on the Waiting List of Public Rental Housing: around
現時公屋輪候冊上的單身人士申請宗數: 約70,000宗 (政府每年只提供2,000個單身編配單位)
of the residents who lost their life in tragedy:
Photos of Inadequate Housing
訂購 '住住先'住屋攝影集 Subcribe Sojourning as tempura - Inadequate Housing Photo Ablum
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