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。

我們通過在公共场所舉辮一些簡單而又引起大家矚目的行動:鼓勵公眾直接參與一些仍然被禁的活動。

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。


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!

4 comments:

Sum-Annett said...
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Sum-Annett said...

Are you planning create a Facebook Page of Freedom Ball? (Not to be confused with a Facebook Group)
My friends are doing a project to ask HKers to map out the green space we can freely enjoy http://www.facebook.com/lawnmap

David Biddlecombe said...

Hi, thanks for the link, will add to the blog.

Actually, what would be the benefit of a page rather than a group?

rgucci said...

Pages are public and are accessible even by non-members. Updates to pages also appear in the news feeds of the "fans" of the page.