Conceived in 2004 as a concurrent event of the Business of Design Week, DETOUR has become an annual programme showcasing Hong Kong as an international creative hub and featuring inspiring designs from young and emerging creative talents. DETOUR consists of a series of events and programmes incorporating the most original, bold and stimulating ideas from both Hong Kong and across the globe. It created a knowledge network of young talents, emerging designers/artists, local as well as international, to exchange ideas and experiences. This is designed to engage the larger population and let the entire city come together to celebrate the creative ventures around town.
DETOUR 2014 @ PMQ:
The former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters played host to DETOUR 2009 and 2011; so it is most fitting for the newly opened PMQ to host this year’s event; bringing international content onto our premises, mixing them in and interacting with our local design tenants to create opportunities for inspiration, connection and collaboration.
A wide variety of events in the form of creative workshops, design dialogues, installation; gallery week, opening, etc. will take place and open to public participation from November 28th – December 7th. All programme are free admission.
As an important concurrent event of Business of Design Week, Detour 2014 intends to engage wider participation, including designers at PMQ, overseas and local designers and local community to join force to bring awareness and value to design, arts and culture. Utilizing PMQ as the anchor site, young creative talents are free to express themselves in different forms and medium. Commercial operators in the neighborhood and other communities are encouraged to promote and celebrate creativity in design, arts and culture.