In Time of Arts and Culture – “Nice to meet you, Kapok!”
Pedestrians come and go on the street, and the kapoks around are often left unnoticed. Humans and kapok trees may not interfere each other in their life respectively, but when the kapoks are in full bloom and bear fruits for reproduction, people often complain about the fluffy kapok fibres flying in the air. Conflicts between trees and humans arise, and some people suggest sterilising or even felling the trees. Shall we listen to the nature for now and share our community with our trees?
“Nice to meet you, Kapok!” programme features the seasonal kapok trees as a medium to connect the community by inviting the public to discover the concept of “human-tree symbiosis”, appreciate the beauty that surrounds us in our daily lives and establish a closer bond between humanity and nature.
Collaborating with local artists and organisations from different aspects, the programme is going to showcase kapok trees in Hong Kong and its usage under the themes of clothing, food, living and travelling through a series of activities and exhibitions, fostering a better understanding of the values of the trees to the community and allowing public to get closer to the nature through the campaign.