The event is dedicated to the topics of geo-fictions and geo-apocalyptic imaginaries. The programme will feature:
, editor of , who will talk about the future war fiction novel , published in 1897 depicting the invasion by Russian and French troops of Hong Kong;
Current Para Site Researcher-in-Residence,who will present the first iteration of his essay-cum-exhibition, Apart from drawing on the future war fiction mentioned above, Nikolay will talk about another future war fiction novel , taking place in Vladivostok, as well as examine the speculative time-space of Old Believers, religious dissent radicals who fled from Russia after 1917 and from China after 1949 and who arrived in Hong Kong in the 1950s-1970s in order to obtain visas for onward travel. He will then proceed to explore apocalyptic feelings and moods in the region nowadays, particularly in contemporary Hong Kong concerning its handover to China from the 1980s onward.
Finally, there will be an intervention by.
was born and educated in the UK and has lived and worked in Lagos, Nigeria, and Auckland, New Zealand; but mainly in Hong Kong. She is known for her poetry, her biography of the Founder of Hong Kong Government Education, Frederick Stewart, and her editions of original Hong Kong materials, including an edition, when published, of the only Hong Kong future war fiction, . She and her husband, , MBE, are founders of the for unpublished writing.
is an artist who with anthropologist is one half of the Hong Kong-based art collective whose work looks at the intersections of transnational trade, technology and aesthetics. They have presented their work at solo and group exhibitions internationally, including the in Zurich, Swtizerland (2014), in New York City (2015), Para Site, Hong Kong (2016), Zarya Museum of Contemporary Art, Vladivostok, Russia (2018), Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong (2018) and the Akademie der Künst der Welt in Cologne, Germany (2019).