An Activist Artefact

Anthony Ko

PMQ - Sept 2020


Location: Unit S507, Staunton Block A

A castle or a city is established along the Frontier Closed Area in Hong Kong. It unfolds the future tactics to preserve the cultural distinctiveness and coin the constructed identities. Within the fictional informal megastructure, totems of the past are reassembled and amalgamated through the new cacophonous designs that initiate activities and dialogues. Artists in the building create artworks that serve as an indexical device of the everyday absurdities, continuously and collectively contributing to the formation of an archive of Hong Kong. Through the drawings, miniatures and simulations of architecture games, one could experience the vanished memories through the act of resurrecting the valued antiquities.


Anthony Ko

Anthony Ko completed his Master of Architecture studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Upon graduation, he has been practicing as an architect and specializing in inventing drawing methodology and experimental installation designs.

Under the collective named Dilemma Studio, he has been creating installation devices and pavilion designs to realize their conceptual and subversive research. Together, they produced designs for various organizations, such as the wood milled pavilion which addresses the crucialness of being nostalgic and Kowloon City’s collective memories for Hong Kong Public Space Initiative (HKPSI) and Art Promotion Office (APO).

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