RIBA North: About the Size of Dartford: LOOK/17

RIBA North: About the Size of Dartford: LOOK/17 RIBA North: About the Size of Dartford: LOOK/17


Venue: Mann Island
Dates: 07/04/2017 - 14/04/2017
Times: All Day


About the Size of Dartford

RIBA North
7 April – 14 May

Virgile Simon Bertrand

Photographer Virgile Simon Bertrand joins Curator Davina Lee to consider the urban geography of Hong Kong housing. The project takes its title from the origins of the public housing estate, Choi Hung built in 1959 to house, according to the British colonial government’s yardstick, a population of 43,720 “about the size of Dartford” in just 11 ultra-high density apartment blocks.

The project will be released digitally across social media and screens throughout the course of the festival.

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