News & Events

HKBU Distinguished Geography Seminar
(18 March 2022)

18 Mar 2022

The inaugural webinar of the HKBU Distinguished Geography Seminar Series was delivered by Prof. Jamie Peck, FRSC, FBA and FAcSS, Canada Research Chair in Urban and Regional Political Economy, Professor of Geography and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia on 18th March 2022. Prof. Peck shared his novel research entitled "Baywatch: Economic Geographies of the Greater Bay Area", in which the capitalist transformation of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) is reflected as an epistemological problem and as an issue for research design and methodology. He argues that this is an opportunity to reflect on prevailing theory-cultures in contemporary economic geography, where such objects and spaces of analysis are conventionally regarded as oversized, beyond the grasp of “casing,” and properly subject to disaggregation. Prof. Peck’s presentation develops a rationale for the conjunctural analysis of “big” formations like the GBA, together with the (inter)systemic processes that they ostensibly contain. Prof. Peck’s insightful talk provoked vivid discussions and attracted an audience of 200 online attendees from various local and overseas institutions. The Webinar was moderated by Prof. Chun (Charlotte) Yang.