2019 was a lot about wobbling democracies and public revolutions. The award-winning journalist and critic Vivienne Chow has studied the Hong Kong protests closely as well as been an active debater from an art and cultural perspective. She’s joining Gather to dive into what cultural driving forces kan do for democracy.
Vivienne Chow currently works as an independent writer and has contributed to many international media outlets including BBC, Variety, Quartz, Artnet, The Art Newspaper, South China Morning Post, The Interpreter published by Lowy Institute in Australia and The New York Times. Most recently, she has written extensively about the 2019 Hong Kong Protests from a culture perspective.
Vivienne is the recipient of the IJP Premium Fellowship Award 2018 by the Internationale Journalisten-Programme in Germany, the first Hong Kong-based journalist to receive the honour. In 2014, Vivienne founded Cultural Journalism Campus, a non-profit educational outfit promoting arts and culture among young people and children through the practice of cultural journalism, art criticism and storytelling. Vivienne was the first Hong Kong journalist selected to take part in the inaugural Berlinale Talent Press, a fellowship dedicated to the training of young journalists and critics that has been running at the Berlin International Film Festival since 2004. Previously she was a staff reporter with the South China Morning Post for a total of 15 years covering arts and cultural affairs. She has also taught at the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
We’re thrilled to add Vivienne to the Gather 2020 program.