Award-winning set designer Tsang Man-tung at his studio in Fo Tan in April 2007. The government’s policy on revitalising old industrial buildings raised rents and pushed out many artists who had been drawn to the affordable rates for large spaces in industrial districts. Photo: Dustin Shum

Hong Kong’s industrial buildings could still harbour art and culture groups if revitalisation policies are tweaked

Ken Chu says the government’s policy on revitalising industrial buildings should factor in the city’s artistic community, for which spruced-up buildings have meant higher rent or homelessness

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Award-winning set designer Tsang Man-tung at his studio in Fo Tan in April 2007. The government’s policy on revitalising old industrial buildings raised rents and pushed out many artists who had been drawn to the affordable rates for large spaces in industrial districts. Photo: Dustin Shum
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