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Young People Summer Takeover Talk:
Becoming a Programme Leader

Type: Talk
Language: Cantonese
Audience: Young People
Location: The Forum

Young People Summer Takeover Talk:
Becoming a Programme Leader

Do you have a passion for hosting arts and culture events at school? As a student or fresh graduate, how can you translate your interest into mission-based events designed for your peers and the public?

In 2020, three volunteers from M+ Summer Camp led a series of creative experiments. Documented by filmmaker Wong Siu-pong, the experiments collectively served as a springboard for young people to exchange their ideas and inspirations. Continuing the same notion this year, Young People Summer Takeover brings to M+ a series of creative events. The programme, sharing a joint vision with art spaces and groups hosted by young people across the community, aims to facilitate broader exchange between emerging creatives and audiences by experimenting with different curatorial formats.

Join former university student volunteer Igor Chan, M+ Young Collective member Mui Hoi Ying, filmmaker Wong Siu-pong, a member from Popo-Post Art Group, and M+ Young People Programme Curatorial Assistant Blanche Xu. The group will share stories on the challenges, opportunities, and support from fellow creatives while exploring alternative ways to design public programmes.

About M+ Young Collective

The M+ Young Collective volunteer programme is supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong, which engages fifteen local tertiary students and recent graduates. They work closely with the M+ team and creative practitioners from various disciplines to develop, plan, and deliver public programmes.

About Young People Summer Takeover: Retrograde

The Young People Summer Takeover programme features a series of creative events over the course of two weeks in August. Inspired by our past M+ Summer Camps, the programme continues to encourage young people to think outside the box, discover new perspectives on everyday life, and flex their creativity when responding to challenges.

The theme of this year’s Summer Takeover is ‘Retrograde’. The programme inspires participants to re-examine preconceived thinking and explore their paths in various paces, trajectories, and directions. ‘Retrograde’ references the apparent backwards motion of a plane. It is also a metaphor that prompts young people to reassess their journeys of self-discovery. By navigating the world from fresh perspectives, they can respond to today’s ever-changing environment in different ways when confronted with confusion and uncertainty.

Image at Top: Photo: Sinman Yeung. © M+, Hong Kong