Centre of Urban History, Culture and Media

Story of the Month - April 2019 

每月故事 - 二零一九年四月 

火星長老的社企實驗

朱順慈  香港中文大學新聞與傳播學院副教授

 

月的故事以本中心成員朱順慈教授社會企業為焦點。以下她描述了如何利用知識轉移项目來接觸市民大將媒體研究與香港的年輕人聯繫起來。

 

2017年得到知識轉移基金支持,我創辦了以推動媒介與資訊素養(media and information literacy)為目標的社會企業。「火星媒體」(Mars Media Academy)不僅是mass media的諧音,更寄予了一個願望:日日機不離手,天天浸淫在不同媒體的地球人,是否可以跳出習以為常的生活,直奔太空,從火星回望,檢測一下我們使用媒體的習慣。 

 

火星人的口號是:「在地經歷,離地思考」,貼地和離地,應該相輔相成,所以我們辦數碼排毒營(Digital Detox Camp),為中學生設計離線體驗,放慢腳步感受沒有智能電話的生活,進而思索現代媒體如何改變地球人對時間、空間和記憶的態度。我們亦提供針對假新聞、廣告和性別等議題的課程和工作坊。

 

去年,火星媒體獲一青年智庫委約製作一個以「自拍現象」為主題的紀錄片。為了了解年輕人對相關題目的看法,我們在製作的第一階段帶著五句說話訪問六家中學,請參與討論的同學選出最認同的一句說話:「你的樣子如何,你的日子也必如何」、「貪靚貪出病」、「貪靚無罪,P圖有理」、「內在美最重要」、「好彩生得唔靚」。

 

 結果,最多人選了在網絡流傳已久的話:你的樣子如何,你的日子也必如何。望文生義,人靚著數多,貪靚合情合理,為了追趕主流文化宣揚的美,修圖、化妝、美容、減肥、整容,方法層出不窮,達標卻遙遙無期。如果說愛美是人的天性,不同人眼中的「美」,有沒有一套普世通行的標準?當貪靚貪出病,病根是甚麼?如何解決由美而生的焦慮?

 

在香港長大、自小被認定為美女的吳海昕帶著這些關於美、身體形象、自我肯定、美在媒介和藝術中意義等等的問題,專訪心理學家、人類學家、哲學家、美容專家、電影明星、美學大師⋯⋯帶領我們一起尋找答案並重新思考:你的樣子,如何成就你的日子。 

 

成立了快兩年,火星媒體會繼續本著在地經歷、離地思考的精神,在傳媒教育的領域上,發展更多有趣的計劃。

 

 

Mars Mission 

Donna Chu, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

The April Story of the Month features CUHCM fellow Professor Donna Chu’s social enterprise. Her story below describes the use of a knowledge transfer project to reach out to the public, bridging media studies and youth in Hong Kong.

 

In 2017, I founded a social enterprise "Mars Media Academy" enabled by the Sustainable Knowledge Project Transfer Fund. In addition to being a pun to "mass media", Mars Media is advocating for a critical distance from our highly mediated lives. By promoting media and information literacy, we hope everyone can examine and reflect on how we participate in our networked media environment by taking a Martian point of view.

 

In the past two years, we have been organizing Digital Detox Camps and news literacy workshops for secondary school students. In 2018, we were commissioned by a youth think tank to produce a documentary inspired by the selfie phenomenon. The Mars Mission will continue to explore how media and information literacy can be implemented in Hong Kong. 

 storyofthemonth APR2019

圖片說明: 火星長老在中學演講《瞬間看地球》(圖片來源:朱順慈)

Photo Caption: Mars Elder Prof Donna Chu giving a talk entitled “A snapshot of Earth” at a secondary school. (Photo Credit: Donna Chu)

 

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Event Recap

Multicultural in Action Project: Book launch and ICONIC Mums Program Closing Ceremony

The Multiculturalism in Action Project headed by Centre Director Prof Siumi Maria Tam has sponsored a book launch at the Kowloon City Book Fair on Sunday, 17 December 2017. Please click here for event recap.

Moods and Emotions through Indian Kathak Dance

On 21 September 2017, there was an Indian classical dance program “Moods & Emotions through Indian Kathak Dance” organized at CUHK campus. Please click here for event recap.

周大明教授學術講座和工作坊

中山大學社會學與人類學學院、教育部長江學者特聘教授周大鳴教授於2017年3月來港訪問,舉辦學術講座和工作坊,與本地學者和學生交流。活動由香港中文大學人類學系主辦,都市歷史、文化與傳媒研究中心協辦。 按此瀏覽活動回顧.

Imagining the Future: Community Innovation and Social Resilience in Asia

The Centre of Urban History, Culture and Media, CUHK organized its first international conference entitled "Imagining the Future: Community Innovation and Social Resilience in Asia" on 23-25 February 2017. Please click here for event recap.

Our Mission

Mission Statement

To investigate how cultural diversity is beneficial to social resilience regarding the development and strategic planning of future cosmopolitan cities. We seek to enhance the concerns of whether and how ethnic minorities of different types are marginalized, stigmatized and even rejected; and to understand what and how public engagements help to bring people with various cultural and political interests together in the current socio-political environment.

Objectives

  • To investigate the causes of marginalization of specific groups, and how these groups could be made to feel more accepted;
  • To investigate the tension between the integration and diversity of society and how culture is inherent in a complex industrial society;
  • To identify the institutional and cultural reservoirs that foster social resilience and trust.

Research Keywords

Cultural Diversity; Social Resilience; Community Innovation

People

Director:
o Siumi Maria TAM 譚少薇

Associate Director:
o CHEN Ju-chen 陳如珍

Researchers:

1. Managing Urban Diversity Programme
o Raees Begum BAIG 碧樺依
Joseph BOSCO 林舟
o CHENG Sealing 鄭詩靈
o CHOW Pui-ha Carol 周佩霞
o Donna CHU 朱順慈
o GU Ming-yue, Michelle 谷明月
o HUANG Weishan 黃維珊
o LAU Ying Chui Janice 劉影翠
o SONG Jing 宋婧
o SUEN Yiu tung 孫耀東
o TONG Yuying 同鈺瑩
o Sara ZHONG 鍾華

2. Social Resilience and Cultural Policy Programme
o CHANG Ping-hung Wallace 鄭炳鴻
o CHEUNG Chin-hung Sidney 張展鴻
o CHEUNG Katherine 張家蓮
o LAM Wengcheong 林永昌
o MA Shu-yun 馬樹人
o TAM Wai Ping 譚偉平
o WONG Wai-yee Sharon 黃慧怡

Postdoctoral Fellow:
TANG Wai-man 鄧偉文

Doctoral Student:
Amy PHUA 潘玫燕

 

Recent Projects

Social Resilience and Oyster Farming in the Global Context

Multiculturalism in Action Workshops:

Pakistani Culture Workshop: Making a Change for the Better (2015-16)

Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan Culture Workshop (2016-17)

Publications

Recent Activities

Languages as a Boundary Ma(r)ker: Dignity, Motherhood and Everyday Multiculturalism

非聲香港嘉年華 Africa in Hong Kong Carnival

New Book Sharing Session + ICONIC Mums Documentaries Screening & Sharing Session

The Causes and Consequences of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness: A Case Study of Atlanta, Georgia USA

Moods & Emotions through Indian Kathak Dance

鳳凰村的變遷:都市人類學工作坊 (講者:周大鳴教授)

學術講座-聚落與交通:道路網路與中國城鄉社會結構變遷 (講者:周大鳴教授)

International Conference on Imagining the Future: Community Innovation and Social Resilience in Asia

SEMINAR: Endangered Fathers?: Masculinity Crisis and Reflexivity in Times of Change by Prof. Mario Liong

South Asian Films Mini Series - The Necklace

South Asian Films Mini Series - A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

WORKSHOP: Annual Gender Role Workshop 2016: Gender and Urban Space (co-organized with Gender Research Center)

SEMINAR: The Material Culture and Activism at Bukit Brown Cemetery, Singapore by Prof. Chee-Kien Lai

SEMINAR: Overseas Death, Burial Practices, and Ancestral Worship: An Interpretation for Cremation Practices among Diasporic Chinese in the Philippines by Prof. Gyo Miyahara

SEMINAR: Pluralities in the Margin: Community, Religion and Agriculture along Singapore's Abandoned Railway Lines by Prof Chee-Kien Lai

FIELDTRIP: Assessment Tour to Wolong, Sichuan (四川卧龍)

FIELDTRIP: The Nepali Community In Jordan And Yau Ma Tei

FIELDTRIP: Understanding Kodo And Kyogen From Two Japanese Masters

COMMUNITY TALK SERIES

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