University of Oregon

Mapping Hong Kong

Program Overview

The UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts partners with Hong Kong University (HKU) Faculty of Architecture to offer this three-week, faculty-led summer program. On this program, you will study urban and wild spaces within Hong Kong, and examine the relationship between built and natural environments. Ways the city has changed swiftly over short periods of time will be studied through tours, excursions to the city’s edges, lectures, drawing, researching and the active making of maps in teams.

Academic Details

This course is best suited for students with a background in Landscape Architecture, drawing, or design. You will work in small groups with Hong Kong University Landscape Architecture students to explore specific neighborhoods around the island and create hybrid/collaged maps of the area. UO and HKU faculty lecture, lead tours, and guide student teamwork.

This course fulfills four credits of Media in Landscape Architecture for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as an area concentration in urban design for graduate students.

Faculty and Staff

UO Landscape Architecture Professor Liska Chan will lead the Summer 2017 program in collaboration with HKU Landscape Architecture Head Matthew Pryor.

Housing Description

Students on the Summer 2017 program will be housed in Robert Black College, a dormitory of Hong Kong University. The dorm is centrally located on the HKU campus within easy walking distance of the class building and public transportation to access all areas of the city. Breakfast is provided daily in the cafeteria at Robert Black College for no additional charge.

Additional Requirements

 This program is open to Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Art majors. Students from other majors with experience in drawing and creative work may be admitted with faculty approval.

Dates and Deadlines

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Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.