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Title: Appropriate construction technologies for design activism Material research practices in response to globalisation
Other Titles: Appropriate construction technologies for design activism : material research practices in response to globalisation
Authors: Elkin, D 
Bruyns, G 
Hasdell, P 
Issue Date: Dec-2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Source: arq : architectural research quarterly, Dec. 2018, v. 22, no. 4, p. 290-309 How to cite?
Journal: arq : architectural research quarterly 
Abstract: Workers in Hong Kong made plastic flowers, incense before that, and consumer goods throughout the city's provincial, Imperial, and colonial periods. Kowloon Peninsula's deep harbour and proximity to shipping lanes gave rise to exportoriented industries long before imperialistic conflicts changed their ownership from Chinese to British, and back again. Making things in this context served to define self-motivated enterprise. Hong Kong Chinese people made most of their export goods following a low material investment, labour-intensive model. Workers hand-painted ceramics and toys more often than their employers invested in better plant to replace their work.
ISSN: 1359-1355
EISSN: 1474-0516
DOI: 10.1017/S1359135518000507
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