Global Support Center

Guest Lecture

Lecture Title: 
Pluriversal Happenings: Here and Over There

Lecturer: Nanxi Liu (community art worker/researcher), Michael Leung (artist/designer)

Nanxi Liu and Michael Leung are two beans from a relatively-new collective called gwobean, in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong. 

The space is organized by 16 people from different journeys—some we met during land movements, some at university, some at zine fairs, and more. We share a common thread, to coexist in tumultuous times. 

Nanxi and Michael are particularly focused on what a safer space can be, practicing mutual aid and the urban and rural commons. They will share their daily practice, prefigurative politics and some anecdotes that might (not) be useful to those who do community building and like to share resources.

Date:Thursday, December 22, 16:20-17:50
Place: Lecture Room No.2,1F Main Building, Ueno Campus  (Map ⑦)
Guest: Nanxi Liu (community art worker), Michael Leung (artist/designer)
Moderator: Kenichiro Egami (Project Assistant Professor, Global Support Center)
Participation: face to face classes 
Resistration: Google Form ( )
Language: English (no Japanese-English interpretation to be provided)

For inquiries regarding this project, please contact the Global Support Center 
e-mail: (Kenichiro Egami)

■ Guest Profile 

Nanxi Liu 

Nanxi Liu is a community art worker, researcher, curator, a Hong Kong Sign Language learner (advance V) and part-time lecturer of socially engaged art in Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University. She has been working in inclusive arts and arts for empowerment since 2013. Her research and practice relates to socially engaged art and psychoanalysis, domestic violence and art therapy, Disability politics and community arts. Now she works as project manager of Centre for Community Cultural Development (CCCD).​​

Michael Leung

Michael Leung is an artist/designer and visiting lecturer. He was born in London and moved to Hong Kong thirteen years ago to complete a Masters in Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His practice is situated in everyday life, affected by convivial encounters, and inspired by different autonomous spaces—some of which he shares in his writing, zines and fictional stories. He is currently finishing his PhD at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.