Hacking Kowloon East
Even before the pandemic, digital technology challenged patterns of social and economic life in cities. With the growth of e-commerce and other digital platforms, urban experiences are increasingly mediated through virtual platforms. While lockdowns have led to a diminished urban social life, the crisis also presents opportunities to re-imagine how citizens relate to one another. This virtual design course brought together students from Hong Kong and MIT to develop a master plan for Hong Kong's Kowloon East area.