Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre Seminar Series
Building Overseas Partnerships – Flooding Bangkok: Experiential Learning in the Planning Disciplines
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Run Run Shaw Building Room 321, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Ms. Dorothy Tang (Assistant Professor, Division of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, HKU)
This seminar will address two challenges: establishing an experiential learning course overseas, and pedagogical strategies to incorporate experiential learning into large scale planning and design. Speaker from the Faculty of Architecture will share experiences working with an overseas partner in Thailand to engage both academic and industry communities to allow students to participate in a “real-life” project. Discussions will focus on (1) resources for initiating such courses at HKU and maintaining course sustainability, (2) the importance of developing and fostering community partnerships, and (3) challenges that are unique to working in a non-local setting.
About the Speaker
Dorothy Tang is an Assistant Professor of landscape architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She directs the undergraduate program and teaches design studios and seminars that explore the role of landscape strategies at the intersection of everyday social operations and large-scale infrastructural systems. Dorothy’s current research investigates landscape change due to production, infrastructure development, resource extraction, and urbanization at multiple scales. She is particularly interested in the rehabilitation of environmentally degraded landscapes due to mining, infrastructural systems in informal settlements or slums, and the relationship between urbanization and water resources. This research forms the basis for landscape design proposals that address these various issues.