The Urban Commons Incubator Scheme is an educational programme that aims to nurture youngsters to create community projects based on the principles of commons, fostering community-based lifestyles, supporting social economy, protecting labour rights and promoting sustainable consumption. The inaugural edition focuses on Tuen Mun, Tin Shui Wai and Yuen Long, connecting Lingnan University with organisations and residents in the neighbouring districts via the network of Light Rail, the public transport serving only the northwest New Territories of Hong Kong

The inaugural, cross-disciplinary training scheme covers cultural theories, creative writing, technology and entrepreneurship related to urban commons. Under the guidance of workshop instructors, participants will submit project proposals to the Hostel Entrepreneurship Laboratory co-organised by Office of Student Affairs and Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative, Techstars Startup Weekend, Enactus @ LU or Hultprize @ LU that organized by Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative to secure the seed funding. Office of Student Affairs will offer venue support and encourage hall students to actively participate in this Scheme, creating projects that serve their halls.

Venue: Lingnan University, with field visits to the northwest New Territories
Eligibility: Students from Lingnan University
Quota: 20
Fee:  Free of charge, travel allowances and a certificate will be provided to participants with over 80% of attendance rate.

01 |  8 Nov 2021 (Mon) | 16:30-18:30
Collective Actions
Ms. Janis Fan (Tin Zi Zok Wai)
Ms. Chan Ping Fung (Sharing Kitchen)

02 | 13/11/2021 (Sat) | 10:00-13:00
Food Waste and Farming
Dr. Chow Sze Chung (Sanwoodgoon)

03 | 20/11/2021  (Sat) | 14:30-16:30
04 | 27/11/2021 (Sat) | 14:30-16:30
Creative Inquiry: Community Writing x Photography
Mr. Jamie Chau (Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney)
Ms. Hazel Chow (Senior Photographer, Lingnan University)

05 | 15/1/2022 (Sat) | 11:00-16:30
Design Thinking
Mr. Nicholas Ooi ( Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative)

06 | 24/1/2022 (Mon) | 16:30-18:30
Humanitarian Technology

Dr. Aloysius Wilfred Raj AROKIARAJ (Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University)

07 |  7/2/2022 (Mon) | 16:30-18:30
Inclusive Entrepreneurship
Mr. Kum Hiu Fung (Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative)

For inquiries, please contact us at or +852 2616 7696.
Organised by:
Centre for Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan University

Co-organised by:
Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative, Lingnan University
Office of Student Affairs, Lingnan University
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8 Nov 2021-7 Feb 2022

Application Deadline 25 Oct 2021 (Mon)