Raising the Bar, an international NGO aimed at making education a part of a city’s popular culture, will hold its first mass education event in Hong Kong on March 31st.
Ten top academics from local universities will be giving lectures in bars scattered around Central, Sheung Wan and Soho, on topics from Internet freedom to ethnic tension, fiction writing to community innovation. They include: Avron Boretz (CUHK), Cesar Harada (Goldsmiths), Chan Sze-Chi (BU), Dekai Wu (HKUST), Jason Ng (HKU), Karen Laidler (HKU), Kristof van den Troost (CUHK), Lokman Tsui (CUHK), Puja Kapai (HKU), Xu Xi (CityU)
The aim, like its original New York event, is to bring outstanding higher educators from the ivory tower to a wider community. Venues include the Boom Art Bar, Club 71, Culture Club, Fringe Club, KEE Club, Libertine, Little Lab Central, Orange Peel, Salon No. 10, and Sense 99.