Cultural Landscape Series – LANDSCAPES LOST AND FOUND Lecture

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7:00 pm

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JC Cube Tai Kwun Hong Kong

CPD Event: Understanding Cultural Landscapes  – LANDSCAPES LOST AND FOUND Lecture
Date: 13 October 2022 (Thrusday)
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr Ken Nicolson
Venue: JC Cube, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
CPD Points: 1.5 CPD hours
Language: English
Venue Support:

Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts

Supporting Organisations:  

The American Institute of Architects Hong Kong


The Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage


Professional Green Building Council


The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects

Fee: Free admission

(Limited to 100 participants. Please register for a ticket.)

Remarks: Covid-19 Preventative Measures

In view of the pandemic control, all guests will be required to use the “LeaveHomeSafe” App upon entering the venue and must either provide a COVID-19 vaccination record or the relevant exemption certificate for inspection upon request in accordance with the Vaccine Pass Direction. For more details of Covid-19 Preventive Measures of the venue, please refer to the web link :

About the Lecture


This talk will introduce the concept of cultural landscapes with reference to the UNESCO World Heritage definitions as well as overseas and local case studies.  Cultural landscapes allow us to interpret the dynamic interrelationship between natural and built heritage resources and pursue a more holistic and sustainable approach to conservation.  Unfortunately, there appears to be a misguided assumption in Hong Kong that nature conservation and built heritage conservation should be mutually exclusive.  This is a missed opportunity and has led to the loss and degradation of valuable heritage cultural landscapes.  This presentation will address this issue and discuss valuable lessons from cases demonstrating failure and success in conservation of cultural landscapes in Hong Kong.

About the Speaker


Dr Ken Nicolson is an architectural conservationist, landscape architect, and urban planner. A practitioner with almost 40 years of experience, he has been teaching in HKU’s Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes since 2002 and is credited with introducing the concept of cultural landscape to Hong Kong. His three books on the topic are considered essential readings for local scholars and students of cultural landscapes. Throughout his academic and professional career, he has won many awards, including the 2006 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

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Event Location:

Total Seats: 100


  • JC Cube Tai Kwun
  • 10 Hollywood Road
  • Hong Kong

Event Schedule Details

  • 13/10/2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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