About Freedom Ball

Freedom Ball questions whether the Hong Kong government controls the use of public space for the benefit of Hong Kong people.

We do this through simple and striking interventions in public spaces which encourage the public to engage directly with activities which are currently banned in the space.

The principles of our interventions are that they challenge the rules in a way that is positive and engaging and encourage the public to join in actively.

Our aim is to change the way that public spaces are managed, designed and controlled so that they meet the needs of Hong Kong people.

自由波向政府質疑: 政府控制公共空間的使用是否有利於公眾利益。


這些行動的宗旨就是: 大家用正面而又有趣的形式鼓勵公眾積極投入這類活動,挑戰僵化規條。

我們的目的在於改變公共空間的設計和管理模式, 最終能符合香港市民的需要。

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


A quick link to Lawnmap: Lawnmap


An interview with Lord Norman Foster about the coming West Kowloon Cultural District Development suggests good things for the new park.

"So can we sit on the grass?

You will be able to sit on the grass, walk your dog, play ball games, all of the things you aren’t supposed to do in the parks today! And no, you will certainly not have to follow a tarmac path!"

Full interview here: Interview

Monday, March 14, 2011

The banners are gone!

...almost. They've been gradually disappearing for sometime and at our last meeting with LCSD they confirmed that 95% of yellow banners have been removed from parks. They still have one or two for in a couple of 'blackspots' but they have almost all gone. Things are changing!

We also saw some new designs for park furniture and signage. Next target is removing fences!