Street art that breathes new life into old back alleys
Back alley art
The best-kept secret of Kwun Tong are its back alleys. Hidden between the industrial buildings the narrow alleyways have always been popular among the city’s commuters and street vendors. Perhaps a bit grim and damp in the old days, but now clean colourful thanks to a community art project by Energizing Kowloon East Office. They commissioned students and artists to use the alleys as a big urban canvas for their street art.
The Back Alley Project not only beautified the alleys, but also gave them new names. As a reminder of Kwun Tong’s industrial past, the names are inspired by traditional manufacturing. The Kwun Tong map now features Printing Lane, Circuit Lane and Plastic Lane, with matching graffiti of course!