Every year deTour offers a variety of programmes, featuring innovative designs from young and emerging talents to more advanced creative professionals, to inspire creativity and foster exchange of ideas. Officially launched in 2008 as an important concurrent event of the Business of Design Week (BoDW), deTour is now curated and organised by PMQ, a creative hub located in the heart of Hong Kong.
The tenth edition of deTour will explore the theme, Trial and Error, contemplating one's creation process before achieving the best results.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which one to keep. Recollecting those excellent creative works in history, we can see that they were not only defined by the creators’ aesthetic sense, but also the ability of persevering their vision, knowing what people want and uplifting our needs, which are all important elements under the umbrella of design thinking.
Each year, deTour aspires to delve deeper into the thinking process of creation. Many works have taken hundreds of trials, some even thousands, we are curious how one thinks during the course of artistic practice and to what extent they can judge the final work as the best amongst all possibilities.
Through exhibitions, installations, workshops and design talks, we are keen to unearth and demonstrate innovative experimentation, original thinking and invite general public to join us in discussing what makes a good design.
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.