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An insider and an outsider

26.7.2017 | lifestyle.
Chloe Chung

Chloe Chung

ICT - Summer Intern
A visit to M+ Rover exhibition vehicle was a special experience for an intern.

A visit to M+ Rover exhibition vehicle was a special experience for an intern.

5 years ago, the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) was still a known capital project with much less public attention, no one had ever imagined how would that site be developed into. As the time goes, WKCD organized various public engagement campaigns, thereby increasing its popularity continuously. As a young undergraduate, I started my internship journey at WKCDA with a curious mind.  Before this summer, WKCD would be a term far away for me, as I always put this as high-class art and cultural places, having artworks with complicated stories. While when I turn to be an insider, I started to agree how WKCD brand itself as a arts and cultural hub for the general public.

The eye-catching blue color name card shows WKCDA's dynamic character.

The eye-catching blue color name card shows WKCDA's dynamic character.

In the end of June, I attended the sharing session from the M+ Rover team. The sharing given by the project team members was insightful. When compared with the interns who seat in the comfortable office to do their work, the M+ Rover team members need to work under the hot and cold weather, and even adverse weather condition. I can feel how passionate and motivated they are so that they can keep their work with smile and passion during every exhibition. The artist and the team in this project had done a great job in engaging arts with the public, especially young students. I was touched by their strong passion and perseverance on sharing their story and insights to the general public, and promote arts to them, proving “arts lives everywhere, anytime, with everyone”. 

A visit to City Gallery - WKCDA exhibition. The experienced WKCDA officers introduced the internal structure of Xiqu Center

A visit to City Gallery - WKCDA exhibition. The experienced WKCDA officers introduced the internal structure of Xiqu Center

A visit to the M+ Pavillion and the project site and a sharing session in the City Gallery also meaningful in allowing the interns to understand the WKCD more. That day was the first day for me to see lots of 3D models modeling how WKCD would be in the future. This would certainly be more interesting than just viewing the progress diagram on the 2D screen.  In addition, I was arranged to attend sharing sessions from different department heads in the Authority. With the detailed and interesting introduction from the Performing Arts department and the M+ and even safety department, I can now briefly tell how their work is important to the development of the WKCD. And throughout daily interaction with different colleagues in the office, I can tell how people in WKCDA strives to support the development of the District and provide best customer experience to the public.

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