The Umbrella Movement

The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities in partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong Cultural Management program presented a series of exhibitions on Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement. 

Moments: Images from the Umbrella Movement featured photography by journalists and amateurs to provide a window into the lived experiences of those who occupied the streets in the name of democracy and universal suffrage. 

Artful Protest: Creative Expression and the Umbrella Movement brought photographs, sculpture, performance, and illustrations together to highlight how the movement proved one of the most politically active, as well as the most creative, periods in the city's history. 

The Umbrella Movement: Youth & Activism showcase photographs and documentary film to shine a light on the movement's youngest - and most active participants. They stood in the face of social authority and police brutality to fight for a new Hong Kong. 

These exhibits were installed at the University of Rhode Island, Feinstein Campus; Granoff Center for the Performing Arts; and John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities from April to September in 2016.


Explore the exhibits and the archives here. 


Jonathan Cortez, Christina Ho, Andrea Ledesma, Kara Noto & Emily Sellon