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THE TASK

The Urban Studies Programme is a four-year undergraduate multidisciplinary programme that leads to a Bachelor of Social Science degree. It is jointly organised by the Department of Geography and Resource Management and the School of Architecture at CUHK. As the students come without much experience in design, sketching or drawing in their usual studies, the focus of the workshop was to try and sketch by hand as much as possible on the streets and learn to utilise and develop the skills that basically everyone has. Drawing is great way to gather and communicate with people in urban communities and one should not be afraid to capture and present ideas with pens and paper to others. The workshop aimed in building confidence on your self-made diagrams, sketches and notes in producing a presentable and interesting map of Sai Ying Pun. The workshop also included several lectures. CUHK Professor Hendrik Tieben introduced Sai Ying Pun’s history and some of the projects and developments currently happening in the district. Connie Yuen discussed map making and displayed her personal techniques in sketching and utilizing maps in her own research and artistic work. Mo Kar Him explained infographics and Mika Savela lectured about the basics of graphic design, to provide a short insight into the kind of skills for an urban professional that are within everyones reach. Nine students from the programme took part in the final mapping workshop. the students were able to successfully use mapping as a way of organizing their observations of the community and the physical neighbourhood. Some students chose to produce individual work, some worked in groups by either producing a set of maps or a single map, according to their resources. At the end of the workshop, the maps were displayed to the teachers and students of both architecture and urban studies students.

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Mapping the City – Introduction to Visualizing Urbanism and Urban Design  

This booklet presents work and results from two separate mapping workshops run in August 2013 by the M.Sc. in Urban Design programme in the...

Mapping the City – Introduction to Visualizing Urbanism and Urban Design  

This booklet presents work and results from two separate mapping workshops run in August 2013 by the M.Sc. in Urban Design programme in the...

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