Black Window Collective
Hong Kong · Writing
Black Window is a two-story street-level store housing a vegan kitchen on the ground floor and a collective infoshop/library/theatre/woodblock printing and porcelain studio on the second floor. The kitchen-cum-social-center is envisioned as a ‘rehab center for casualties of capitalism’ and has run for the last 6 years serving all manner of people from friends in the art milieus to homeless friends and the elderly.
In a metropolis where space (and space to converse and commune without being compelled to consume) is scarce, where people are bearing trauma from the last two years of insurrection, compounded by increasing repression, surveillance, the intense isolation of workaday life and rapidly escalating rents, simply having a place to breathe and be together to learn to care for one another is the building a basis for a lived joy.
Nin Wong-Chan is a local writer and co-founder of So Boring Kitchen/ The Black Window Collective. He is a philosophy and comparative literature graduate from the University of Toronto.