Liang Zhigang

Michael  LEUNG

Liang Zhigang is an artist/designer, urban farmer and guest lecturer. He was born in London,andMoved to Hong Kong in 2009 to complete a master's degree in design. His projects include collective urban farming projects, such as the Hong Kong Farmer Calendar 2014-2015, and Pengzai Hand Towels (produced at the Pengzai Fabric Market in Sham Shui Po).

Liang Zhigang has served as a guest lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Folk College, teaching social participation art (master's course) and social design (2016-) respectively. His investigation focuses on "rebelling against the agricultural world"(Insurrectionary​​ Agricultural​​ Milieux), Responding to the biopolitics and neoliberalism under the global status quo with the rhizome form of local farming activities.

As a synthesis of his series of projects, Liang Zhigang also produced and wrote small magazines and fictional stories. These books can be read or purchased at a market stall called "Neighborhood Stalls".

 

Michael​​ Leung​​ is​​ an​​ artist/designer,​​ urban​​ farmer​​ and​​ visiting​​ lecturer.​​ He​​ was​​ born​​ in​​ London and​​ moved​​ to​​ Hong​​ Kong​​ in​​ 2009​​ to​​ complete​​ a​​ Masters​​ in​​ Design.​​ His​​ projects​​ range​​ from collective​​ urban​​ agriculture​​ projects​​ such​​ as ​​​ The​​ HK​​ FARMers'​​ Almanac​​ 2014-2015 ​​​ and Pangkerchief,​​ objects​​ produced​​ by ​​​ Pang​​ Jaif​​ abric​​ market​​ in​​ Sham​​ Shui​​ Po.

Michael​​ is​​ a​​ visiting​​ lecturer​​ at​​ Hong​​ Kong​​ Baptist​​ University​​ and​​ at​​ the​​ Intercommon​​ Institute, where​​ he​​ teaches​​ socially​​ engaged​​ art​​ (MA)​​ and​​ social​​ design​​ (2016​​ -​​ ),​​ respectively.​​ His research​​ focuses​​ on ​​​ Insurrectionary​​ Agricultural​​ Milieux,​​ rhizomatic​​ forms​​ of​​ agriculture​​ that exist​​ in​​ local​​ response​​ to​​ global​​ conditions​​ of​​ biopolitics​​ and​​ neoliberalism.

An​​ amalgamation​​ of​​ his​​ projects,​​ zines​​ and​​ fictional​​ stories​​ can​​ be​​ seen​​ and​​ purchased​​ at​​ a neighbourhood​​ street​​ market​​ stall​​ called ​​​ Kai​​ Fong​​ Pai​​ Dong.