There is a resilient fig tree growing out of nothing (from a slab of concrete) on the rooftop of 23 Temple Street. Nothing is known on the origin and story of this pioneer plant which is our mission to research. Project Save Rooftop Tree 23 Temple Street was an attempt to spark the imagination of local residents and neighbors around a wild-grown tree on the rooftop of a mostly vacated 5-story building. Through collecting signatures towards a petition, organizing rooftop events, and asking neighbors with tree view to take photos from their homes, the project facilitated a network of fresh conversations and unusual connections. The resulting stories and (moving) pictures capture something of the diversity of people and opinions and the of this old Yaumatei neighborhood.
|Title of host publication||Wooferten AAiR 2011-12: Art/Activist in Residence|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2014|