New Literacy Lab

learn, unlearn & relearn
peace & conflict

Peace is the new literacy. When the ugly head of war has a thousand faces, when everyday conflicts become entrenched in the system, when disagreement over a single issue breaks up a whole community, friends and families, we need a new literacy to help make sense of the world.

Is peace literacy just being able to express ourselves and to read others? Does it matter how we compose our ideas, beliefs, values and identity?

Our formal – often very expensive – education may, at most, touch on how wars are waged and won (or lost) and their devastation, but it omits how to avert or survive war or even just everyday conflict.

“The illiterate … are not those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn,” said Alvin Toffler, futurist and philosopher.

Join us this summer in the New Literacy Lab, to meet like-minded fellows and to explore how we can, together, learn, unlearn and relearn for peace.

New Literacy Lab

The upcoming Fellowship is designed as a Lab. At the Lab, we will: 

  • examine fundamental concepts of peace and conflict

  • discuss the need for conflict sensitivity and peace literacy

  • apply conflict analysis tools to everyday situations

  • dissect learning – what, where, why, how and we learn

  • design toolkits for promoting peace literacy

The Peace Fellowship will be conducted largely in Cantonese. 活動主要以廣東話進行。

How does it work?

Connect The 12 Peace Fellows will have plenty of time to get to know each other and work together.

Apply Fellows will practise with different tools to analyse everyday conflict, including conflict mapping, PIN model and the Do No Harm framework.

Experience Learning comprises knowledge and experience. Fellows will be immersed in the experience of learning and unlearning, with the focus on peacebuilding and conflict transformation.

Imagine Building peace and transforming conflict require imagination. Fellows will be tasked to imagine a society where everyone is peace literate.

Create Putting imagination into action. Fellows will work in teams to design and test toolkits for promoting peace literacy, be it a board game, a simulation experience, or a metaverse game. Have your say in how learning should be!

Fiona Ching @Peace Generation
Futures Thinking
Jenn Weidman @Space Bangkok
Learning Through Play
Johnson Yeung
Conflict & (Non)violence
Siu King-Chung @Community Museum Project
Creative thinking solution
Stephanie Wong
How to Unlearn?
Teresa Ma @Peace Generation
Peace & Conflict

Duration and Commitment

The Fellowship is a team experience, your full commitment and active participation is key to the success of the fellowship. You are expected to attend the following sessions:

  • Orientation day: 25 May 2023 (2-6pm)

  • New Literacy Lab: 5-9 June 2023 (Full day Monday to Friday)

  • Lab test run sessions: 17 June, 24 June, 8 July 2023 (10.30am – 1.30pm)

  • Experiment launch day: 15 July 2023 (10.30am – 1.30pm)


You should be: 

  • An undergraduate or graduate student in a Hong Kong tertiary education institution

  • Able to commit to the full programme

  • Interested in the intersection between peace and social, political and cultural issues in Hong Kong

  • Open-minded and passionate about learning and meeting people


Complete the application form now if you are interested in being a Peace Fellow.

Application deadline: 11:59pm, 6 May, 2023 (Saturday) (updated)

Want to know more? Contact us at or 9456 7064

Key dates
  • Deadline for application: 11:59pm, 6 May 2023 (Saturday) (updated)

  • Interview period: A suitable candidate will be invited for an interview within 2 weeks of receipt of application

  • Confirmation of successful application: 9 May 2023 (updateded)