Tai Kwun Conversations

Tai Kwun Conversations: Connecting Youth

Tai Kwun Conversations: Chinese Cultural Heritage Series - Interpretation and Uses of Heritage in Urban and Rural China

Tai Kwun Conversations: Chinese Cultural Heritage Series - Conserving the Ancestral Villages of Overseas Chinese in Wuyi Region, Guangdong

Tai Kwun Conversations: Who is Who — A Dialogue between Sarah Morris and Tobias Berger

Tai Kwun Conversations: Prison Series – Healing Walls: The Restorative Power of Art

Tai Kwun Conversations: Prison Series – Fragments of Hong Kong Literature: Dai Wangshu and Literary Maps of the Central and Western District

Tai Kwun Conversations: Prison Series – Transcending the Walls of Separation

Tai Kwun Conversations: IN OUR HANDS Series–Building a Nature-Positive Hong Kong

Tai Kwun Conversations: IN OUR HANDS Series–Heritage in Times of War

Tai Kwun Conversations: Transformative Heritage Conservation in Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China–25 Years of an Evolving Model

Tai Kwun Conversations: IN OUR HANDS Series-Mental Wellness Promotion amid Covid-19

Tai Kwun Conversations: Negotiating Gender Relations–Insights from the Past

Tai Kwun Conversations: Authenticity vs Interpretation in music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Giulio d’Alessio in dialogue with Timothy Calnin

Tai Kwun Conversations: Bridal Laments – The Intangible Cultural Heritage of Lung Yeuk Tau

Tai Kwun Conversations: Connecting Youth

Tai Kwun Conversations: UNESCO Series - Talk 3
Heritage, power and gender in cities

Tai Kwun Conversations: UNESCO Series – Innovations in Urban Heritage

Tai Kwun Conversations: UNESCO Series - Talk 2
Urban sustainability and resilience through nature and culture

Tai Kwun Conversations: UNESCO Series - Talk 1
Urban recovery through culture, arts, and creativity

Tai Kwun Conversations: Spectre of Truth

Tai Kwun Conversations - Notre Dame – How to rebuild a masterpiece of Gothic architecture in the 21st century?

Tai Kwun Conversations - International Series on Architectural Conservation

Tai Kwun Conversations
Dancing with a Stranger

Tai Kwun Conversations - The Making of National Gallery Singapore

Tai Kwun Conversations - Renovation of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Ma On Shan Spirit: Conservation of the Ma On Shan Iron Mine Landscape

CHAOS: Wing Shya × Inoue Tsuguya

Twentieth Century Heritage: Diversifying Hong Kong Stories – Using the ICOMOS ISC20C Historic Thematic Framework

Tai Kwun Conversations—No Stone Unturned – A Material Journey from Hong Kong to Mexico

Tai Kwun Conversations—Inclusive Conservation and Cultural Connection: Building Resilience for People and the Planet

Tai Kwun Conversations – Summer Institute #4 A Dialogue on Art and Cosmotechnics between Yuk Hui and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Tai Kwun Conversations – Unpacking the Reuse of Colonial-era Historic Buildings: Cases of Tai Kwun and the Rockbund Art Museum

Tai Kwun Conversations – Community Matters: Planning and Design through Narrating Community Stories

Tai Kwun Conversations – Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Masterplan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Tai Kwun Conversations – A Vibrant New Arts Precinct in a Heritage Waterfront: The Revitalisation of Pier 2/3 of Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Australia

Tai Kwun Conversations — Invisible Innovation: Revitalising the Central Police Station Compound

Laying the Groundwork: The Burra Charter and Heritage Values

The Book and the Sword in China and Italy’s Martial Culture

Healing Architecture: Tsz Shan Monastery’s Mindfulness Journey in Purifying Body and Mind

Heritage Reborn: Restoration of Duddell Street Steps and Gas Lamps

Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong

Beyond the Surface – How paint conservation tells the identity of a building

Creating a Liveable City: Combining Conservation and Development in Yangon

Beyond Memories: Conserving Heritage in France and Macao

Date & Time

12 Oct 2022 1930 – 2100


JC Cube


Exclusive to Tai Kwun Fan, Free of charge


The upcoming edition of Tai Kwun Conversations: Connecting Youth features Rachel Noël, Head of Programme and Partnerships at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, who will be talking about the impact of art on youths and exploring the role that art institutions can play in fostering positive change in young people. Of interest not only to educators, curators, social worker, parents and young people, this event will appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about the intersection of art, learning, and the personal development of young people.

In particular, Rachel will be introducing the programming available for young audiences at Tate, as well as the learning and research findings from Circuit, a programme that connects young people and galleries with the objective of sparking positive change. Led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Circuit connected ten institutions across England and Wales with youth organisations, creating opportunities for a more diverse range of 15- to 25-year-olds to engage with art. Having built on Tate’s long-term work with young people and endeavouring to reach out to those who might not usually connect with art institutions, over a four-year period Circuit has engaged more than 175,000 individuals through events and projects, demonstrating that art can have a significant impact in building young people’s confidence and practical skills, as well as their social and personal development.

Rachel Noël will also share her experiences as Convenor of Young People’s Programmes at Tate, discussing the institution's groundbreaking work with young audiences. This work includes programmes such as Late at Tate Britain, a large-scale interdisciplinary programme curated by young people, and Tate Collective, a youth membership programme that provides affordable access to Tate for those aged 16 to 25.

Tai Kwun Conversations: Connecting Youth will have Rachel Noël sharing virtually with audiences who will be on site in JC Cube; moderated by Veronica Wong, Education and Public Programmes Curator from Tai Kwun Contemporary, this Tai Kwun Conversations also includes a Q&A session at the end.

Tai Kwun Conversations is a monthly event that brings together brilliant minds from the fields of contemporary art, architecture, heritage, among many others. Join us to discover new artistic exchange and outstanding practices in heritage conservation.

This event will be conducted in English, with English to Cantonese simultaneous interpretation.

The event will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measures.

* Key visual photo: Stillness Rehearsal, Young People’s Programmes & Public Programmes, Tate Britain 2020, photo ©Tate (Oliver Cowling)

Artist Bio

Rachel Noël

Rachel Noël, Head of Programme and Partnerships at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, is an experienced curator and emerging cultural leader building creative communities with and for young people, emerging artists and cultural producers through art, ideas, public programming and strategy.

Previously Convenor of Young People's Programmes at Tate, she has developed strategies and programmes that welcome and support all young people in navigating the world around them through art, culture, and ideas. In addition to facilitating a range of creative learning experiences, events, and opportunities for young people, she co-leads Tate Collective, Tate’s youth arts membership scheme at approximate 140,000 members. Her practice is guided by equity, liberation, and social justice.

Her Tate programming highlights include celebrating the cultural production of queer womxn of colour with BBZ and Tate Exchange (2017); producing a radio show on the roof of the British Pavilion in Venice with Tate Collective producers, Touching Bass and Abondance Matanda (2018); commissioning young and emerging artists to create new outdoor artworks for LDN WMN (2018) and Beyond Boundaries (2021); devising and implementing (un)common space, an experimental co-working space and artist development programme at Tate Britain (2018); and piloting a Tate-wide mentoring programme for young people with Creative Society (2021).