established in 2014, by a group of shamshuipo residents who were affected by urban renewal and volunteers who care for shamshuipo community.
We are a group of ordinary people who does not have any political or religious background; caring for grassroots issues.
After experiencing urban renewal by urban renewal authority, we discover that social network is very important for grassroots to be autonomous.
After renewal, there would be gentrification in the grassroots community, social network would be destroyed. Newly-built are all luxury building or shopping centre, while the cheaper spot for daily-needs-shopping gradually disappear, the rental price of cubicle flats also increase subsequently. Living in this area, it is also convenient for residents to work or go to school, but still, residents who originally living here, are forced to move away from this area. All these makes grassroots’ lives less autonomous.
so, in shamshuipo, a community that people can still enjoy autonomous lives and space, we hope that we can develop more possibilities on community reciprocity of resources, and to preserve the community network.
In recent years, we cooperate with v-artivist, organize community screening every month; and publish sham-shui-post, a community newspaper which is distributed during community screening.
We also organize various guided-tours, of different topics, for example, urban renewal tours, community map tours, etc.
At the same time, we care for grassroots issues, and we hope that residents in shamshuipo can learn more about grassroots information and their own rights. We have made short videos about work-injury and child-care-service, and broadcasted in community screening, to arouse sharing among residents.