Success can bring happiness, but so can failure! Participants are invited to load the carts with pebbles of different weights and compete on the racetrack. The setup of the racetrack will only allow carts of a specific weight to pass through -- the wrong weight will cause the cart to either fly out of the track or crash -- the success rate is only 0.1%! If we are willing to try, failing spectacularly can still be a lot of fun.
KaCaMa Design Lab
Facebook : @KaCaMaDesignLab
Instagram : @kacama_design_lab
Website : http://kacama.hk
KaCaMa Design Lab excels in sustainable design and the exploration of new design strategies that foster positive community and environmental values. Their scope of service includes product and service design, brand building, event curation and projects that enable cultural development. In recent years, the Lab established a few community cooperation programmes and projects for the enhancement of local public space to promote meaningful interactions between diversified communities and to address environmental issues.
Facebook : @thecaveworkshop
Instagram : @thecaveworkshop
Website : http://www.thecaveworkshop.com
Established in 2010 in the Kwun Tong industrial district, thecaveworkshop is a new and upcoming team of design creatives based in Hong Kong.
Unlike other commercial practices, the seven team members came from different design disciplines including graphic design, interior design and fashion design. Inspired by Chinese history and culture, their projects are multi-disciplinary creations that fully utilise different areas of design to problem-solve.
The team started out with a handmade experimental reclaimed wood furniture collection, it then branched out to larger art installations, woodwork workshops, as well as passionately contributing creative designs for the community and public spaces.
Ready to step into the shoes of Othello from Shakespeare’s classic play?
Based on the “trial” and “error” in the literary masterpiece, the project team designed an enclosed booth for visitors to experience Othello’s internal struggle to determine if Desdemona has betrayed him. Testimonies from four main characters in the play will be presented with sound and music that vary with the visitors’ every move. Ay, a final judgment must be made in this literature soundscape!
IMS (Imaginary Machete Swinger)
Website : http://imaginarymacheteswinger.com/
IMS is a recently formed small network of researchers, artists, and students. Its aim is to establish a co-learning/co-artistry environment through integration and collaboration.
The Strange Tenants
Courtyard & Verandah
Lumieres Hong Kong celebrates its 1st year anniversary by co-presenting The Strange Tenants, an original creation by Stéphane Masson, who was part of the artistic lineup of the 1st edition of Lumieres Hong Kong. Stéphane Masson returns this time to introduce several strange tenants to PMQ. Giant fish, exotic animals and perhaps the person next to you will appear in various window boxes facing the Courtyard after 6pm during deTour.
This surreal and mischievous distribution of moving images will bring a breath of poetry and smiles to our overcrowded city.
This installation will light up after 6 pm each day during deTour.
Website : http://stephanemasson.fr/
Stéphane Masson is a videographer whose creativity is expressed by hijacking mundane objects with moving images. Answering to an urge to inject a bit of craziness and magic in our everyday lives, he poetically transforms our environment with surprising artworks.
A piece by the renowned Italian artist Pino Castagna, Canneto is bushes of bamboo made of Murano glass. Bamboo, in many oriental cultures, symbolises purity and virtue. The incomparable straightness of the bamboo, the perfection of its impetus towards the sky, and the knots between the hollow parts are laden with meanings. The sound of bamboo leaves moving in the wind, to certain masters, is associated with enlightenment. Italian craftsmanship embodying Chinese spirit may remind us of Marco Polo’s travel to China hundreds of years ago.
An accredited installation of BODW City Programme.
Pino Castagna was born in Castelgomberto, in the province of Vicenza, Italia, in 1932.
He completed his academic studies in Verona and Venice. Over the years, he acquired and improved the various skills and his knowledge of working with materials like ceramic, glass, marble, wood, bronze, aluminium, cast iron, cement and steel. His artistic research, in fact, is characterized by his experimentation in the use of the medium, and by continually going beyond the extreme limits of the resistance of the materials. He creates imposing works that are often placed in spectacular natural spaces, creating a continual dialogue-exchange with the surrounding space.
Castagna’s models are Brancusi, Derain, Modigliani, Wotruba and Guerrini for their anti-classicism. The artist’s sculptures are obvious transpositions of a subjective idea completely in tune with the environment in which they are placed.
The artist’s most important one-man shows have found, moreover, their ideal, open-air locations in the main historical centres of cities in Italy and Europe. With his retrospective at Trento’s Palazzo delle Albere and the survey exhibition in the rooms of Mantova’s Palazzo Té in 1985, Castagna’s importance in the international art world was recognized. His success was confirmed the following year with his participation in the 42nd Venice Biennial, with the memorable cast iron installation of Sails (1981) on the bank of the basin of San Marco.
The architectonic and environmental ambition of Castagna’s sculptures is revealed in a series of urban-scale initiatives including Cascade (1991-1992), a work placed in the countryside along a French motorway near Lyons; the open-air church in the courtyard in front of the Parish Church of Zermeghedo (1994); Monadi, a steel and cement sculpture intended for the Villa Glori sculpture park in Rome; the glass Reed, acquired by the Chamber of Deputies, now part of Montecitorio’s contemporary art collection (2001); the Venetian Block, a sculpture made of Murano glass and steel, about 10 meters tall that rises in the Center of the Rotonda Maria Rosa Molas in Castellón de la Plana, Spain (2002).
The Unknown Machine
Hollywood Garden, LG/F
Bernard Rudofsky’s intriguing book Now I Lay Me Down to Eat illustrates alternative ways of living in the past and inspires us to imagine a new way of living.
The Unknown Machine encourages interactions amongst people, and interactions with nature with its design and structure. The organic core inside the cubic lattice frame has protruding “arms” that are peering holes. Visitors are invited to peep into the holes, observe each other through reflected images: stay, explore and imagine. Drawing people together is the closest way to share, transfer, search and understand the different truths (the unknown) of other individuals.
Chan Pak Chuen
Website : http://www.chanpakchuen.com/
Chan Pak Chuen was born in 1990 and completed Master of Architecture in 2016 and a bachelor degree in Architectural Studies in 2013 at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He was awarded the Wharf ArchDesign Trust Scholarship in 2016 and the Cliftons Art Prize in 2012.
Chan’s creative works reflect on the relationship between space and human in the big data era, and criticise the crux of the contemporary society.
Poon Tsz Long, Sunny
Instagram : @yellowoyo
Graduate of CUHK Master of Architecture in 2016, Poon is working as an architectural and interior designer. He is passionate about metal arts, creative devices and kayaking.
Fong Ming Him, Arthur
Arthur Fong has a Master in Architecture; he is interested in studying architecture as an organic extension of the human body.
Ding Dong is an experiment to transform a musical instrument into a spatial structure. It subverts the experience of listening by situating the audience within the instrument to become part of the instrument.
A set of swing boards amongst large wind chime tubes allows participants to slow down and enjoy the movement of swinging, surrounded by the glow and tinkling of the chimes and be engaged in a whole new musical experience.
Instagram : @trilingua.hk
Website : http://trilingua.hk/
Trilingua Design was established in 2010 by Adonian Chan and Chris Tsui. Their design service includes publication design, branding, visual identity, lettering, website design and exhibition design. Clients include West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Greenpeace, Ad-lib, etc. Trilingua also zealously works for local art groups, including Hong Kong Art Centre, Soundpocket, Ying E Chi, Hong Kong House of Literature, etc.
Trilingua is now researching and developing a typeface called “Hong Kong BeiWei Kaishu”. The studio has also been creating type design related art works.
Website : http://hancdesign.com/
Hanc Design was founded in 2014 by Angus Ngai, a Registered Architect (HKIA) in Hong Kong. He is a multi-disciplinary designer with over 10 years of experience in designing and producing hardwood furniture. He is also a Part-time Lecturer at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Angus aims to realise and infuse Chinese traditional aesthetics into the modern living environment in Hong Kong and China.
Facebook : @weewungwunghk
Website : https://weewungwung.com/
Founded in 2015, WEEWUNGWUNG is a digital design studio based in Hong Kong focusing on web and interactive experiences.
Working closely with renowned graphic designers, artists, curators, and corporates, WEEWUNGWUNG continues to promote creative modern browsing experiences to create a lively presence for brands and events on the world wide web.
White Rabbits, Let’s Play
Unit S510, Staunton Block A
Connecting technology and imagination, White Rabbits, Let’s Play is a sound-reactive projection mapping installation.
As the designer leaves to take a breather, white rabbits hop out of the candy wrappers one by one to wander curiously around the workstation, leaving their footprints on the designer’s belongings. Look, the sneaky rabbits are gathering around the snack and taking a nibble of it!
Visitors are invited to surround the workstation and interact with these naughty creatures. But remember, any loud sound, like a clap or a shout, will send them scurrying back to their packaging.
Instagram : @siayk
Website : http://matthewsia.com/
“Always be curious. To understand something is not just about being able to define or describe the subject. Instead, taking something that I already know and making it unknown thrills me. It refreshes and deepens my understanding of the subject.”
Matthew Sia is a graphic and interactive designer based in Singapore. He recently graduated from the London College of Communication and holds a BA in Graphic and Media Design (Design for Interaction and Moving Image).
Design and the City: Urban Futures Lab
Unit S603, Staunton Block A
Experiential futures are an immersive way to enable people to share in a glimpse of the future of cities and urban environments. The exhibition space combines the display of artefacts and public participatory design activities to stimulate conversation and the development of material outcomes related to urban futures in Hong Kong.
The exhibition comprises the works completed by Honours students in Interior Architecture at the School of Design at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Themed “Melbourne 02068: designing our futures”, the exhibits are students’ imagination of what it might be like to live in Melbourne 50 years from now and their exploration of how to influence change.
The participatory design activities will produce further future-oriented artefacts for “Hong Kong 02068”— a project to be participated by postgraduate students from the same school as part of their multi-disciplinary design study tour in Hong Kong.
Dr. Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek (Program and Workshop Co-Lead)
Instagram : @swinburne_design
Dr Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek is a digital media artist, designer and educator. Samantha's research seeks to understand and advance the role place-based design education plays in social well-being, community belonging and economic development. As an educator, Samantha believes that by engaging design students in meaningful collaboration with social, political and environmental issues they learn to become empathetic creative practitioners and design thinkers aware of the inherent power of visual communication to transform the world in which we live. In 2011 and 2015 she was the recipient of the highly prestigious Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Community Engagement.
Bridgette Engeler (Program and Workshop Co-Lead)
Bridgette Engeler is a pracademic working across strategic design, innovation and foresight. A futurist and strategic designer, she is Course Director for the Master of Design program at Swinburne University, and she regularly collaborates with industry and organisations on futures-oriented projects and programs. Her work spans across strategic and transformative design, speculative design, experiential and critical futures, and transition design. Bridgette’s research interest is the nexus created between strategic design and strategic foresight, and emergent opportunities intersecting design, ecosystems, people and technology.
move the words, keep the shapes
Corridor, G/F, Staunton Block A
As a street artist, SP38 likes working outdoors and in public so that his works are accessible to all.
Creating in public brings an additional dimension to the artwork; viewers’ comments, questions and their proximity have an alchemic power over the final piece of work.
With live painting, the idea that a painting can be an ephemeral and evolving object is more evident. The process becomes a research, as well as a challenge, where tests are permanent, defects are allowed, and errors are visible, to metaphorically align with the theme “Trial and Error”.
Instagram : @sp.38
Website : http://www.sp38.com
Sylvain Perier, professionally known as SP 38, is a French painter, street artist, billsticker and performer. He was born in 1960 in Coutances, Normandy of France. First classified as belonging to the Figuration libre artistic movement, this international figure of street art has produced artistic works in many countries.
The Making of Blue & White Plates
PMQ Taste Library, H504, Hollywood Block B
This summer Craig Au-Yeung went to Jingdezhen, the “porcelain capital” of China. He lived the life of an artisan and worked on 49 blue and white large porcelain plates.
He painted on these 49 plates bearded men with eyes half closed and mouth opened as if they were speaking. These caricatures represent the artist’s reflection on the world, art and the self. The back of the plates are the artist’s spontaneous wild drawings.
He named this porcelain plate series Starters, a play on the Chinese characters “head” and “plate” which together mean starter.
Au-Yeung Ying Chai Craig
Born in Hong Kong, Au-Yeung Ying Chai Craig is a food curator, a cartoonist, and a food, travel and lifestyle writer.
Au-Yeung founded Taste Library in Hong Kong in 2014, and organised “Craig’s Half Full Kitchen” in Beijing in 2015. In 2018 he established the cultural space Qizai in Xian, to enrich the culinary art and food aesthetic scene with diversified content.
Au-Yeung was the ambassador for Slow Food Great China in 2017.
Unit S505, Staunton Block A
Floating Journey is inspired by suminagashi, the traditional Japanese art of water marbling that embodies the spirit of “living in the moment”. Floating pigments are swirled into kaleidoscopic patterns using pointed tools. The unpredictability of the creative process is not dissimilar to life. Participants are nonetheless reminded that experimentation can bring about beautiful surprises.
The Japanese zen garden-inspired exhibition includes an experimentation zone and an experience zone in which visitors can go on a meditative creative journey and leave with a souvenir toy boat.
Facebook : @DyeliciousHouse
Instagram : @dyelicioushouse
Website : http://dyelicious.hk
Using leftover food as key ingredient for their dye, Dyelicious’ products were hailed as having the ‘world’s most beautiful colors’ at the 2015 Milan World Expo. At the studio, one can find colors belonging to Hong Kong, to food and to each of us.
Dyelicious has always strived to give leftover food a starring role, to let people find the moving and happy aspects of life as well as experience the art of living.
The team hopes that with the infusion of modern technology, the traditional art of dyeing can find new expressions. With its persistence in environmental protection and innovation, Dyelicious is named the ‘Solution of Future Food for Climate Change’ at the 2018 Rome Make Faire.
Tree. Journey. Find
Unit S211, Staunton Block A
Similar to the life of a tree, personal growth comes from overcoming obstacles and learning from mistakes. These experiences become the foundation of a fruitful future.
This installation is a collection of memories in the shape of a tree. Through the nostalgic items suspended from the tree, visitors can recall their own “Trial and Error” moments with fondness.
Facebook : @MishtarLifeStyle
Instagram : @mishtarlifestyle
Mishtar was established in 2010 by Mike Hung and Ishtar Yu, specialising in handmade ethnic inspired designs and products.
Mishtar is a Hebrew word which means “the power and the rule”. The team believes that creating within specific rules and style can still lead to infinite possibilities. They hope that through their work, people can pay more attention to the fun elements in life, and thereby impacting other lives.
The ethnic symbols and natural materials incorporated in Mishtar’s creations are the ways that the team passes on the blessing and respect for nature associated with the dreamcatchers.
Slow Sculpture — Mountain Water People Creature
Unit S201, Staunton Block A
Our city’s development and redevelopment are similar to a slow sculpturing process, a constant form-finding exercise in search of its ideal composition. Inspired by local writer Xixi’s concrete poem, the artist uses algorithmic 3D modeling tools to transform the Hong Kong cityscape into a spatial poem.
The installation is an abstraction of past to future urbanization through a sequence of words, music, lighting and poetry. A sea of floating words morphs into different landscapes and cityscapes. As the shape of our “future city” emerges, what’s next?
Bong Yeung (littleurbanmountain)
Website : http://littleurbanmountain.hk
Born in Hong Kong, Bong Yeung studied Architecture and graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2011. During his final year, he received Dean’s List for “Distinction in Design” and Merit in Thesis, and was selected by Blueprint Magazine as “one of the Best of the Student Shows”. Yeung worked on several projects in London, Oxford and Exeter and became a UK Registered Architect in 2014. From 2011 to 2018, he worked at the Foster + Partners Hong Kong office, responsible for high profile projects in Asia such as the Murray Building Hotel, Ocean Terminal Extension and Wuhan masterplan. He has also taught part-time in a design module at HKU Space and was a guest critic at CUHK and HKU.
In 2017, Yeung won the UNESCO UCCN Shenzhen Design Award For Young Talent. He is the Founder and Design Principal of littleurbanmountain, a studio that focuses on architecture, interior design and art projects. His work has been selected by Drawing Prize and was exhibited at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin and Sir John Soane’s Museum in London from 2017 to 2018. Yeung received a special mention from the jury in ArchiGraphicArts Drawing Competition 2016-17 in Russia. In 2016, a team of three from HKU Space led by Yeung gained an honorable mention for the Flexible Housing Society Contest in Spain.
Unit S512, Staunton Block A
(de)color is a physical manifestation of the “Trial and Error” process in design. The clear water that goes into the lava lamp installation represents a designer’s own belief and original idea. The different dyes added are analogous to the comments and criticism received in a design process. The repeated cycle of opening up to new ideas and filtering out extraneous information refines and elevates the design without compromising the purity of the original idea.
The final lava lamps, like many design solutions, may not be perfect, but their uniqueness nevertheless makes them special.
TH Studio (Steve Tam and Hin Tse)
Instagram : @thdesignstudio
Two architecture graduates (Steve Tam and Hin Tse) who are straying inside the hustle and bustle of the working field, slowly losing their enthusiasm. To revive the passion for design and to achieve their promised dream, the two started working together again, hoping to create new sparks when new ideas collide.
One and Only
Unit S414, Staunton Block A
More than 20,000 butterflies, remnants of the “Trial and Error” process, are interconnected and bounded to each other by ultrafine wires like a network of nerves. The chair within this network represents human beings. The one and only butterfly that breaks out is illuminated (physically and metaphorically) by external lighting to symbolise a moment of epiphany.
The installation is a spatial interpretation and illustration of the relationship and contrast between “Trial and Error” and “Inspiration” through the use of metaphors.
Website : http://kimura-nao.com/
Nao Kimura was born in Tokyo in 1964. She graduated from the Theory of Design Department at Junior College of Musashino Art University, and graduated from the major program of the school above.
Nao Kimura was employed as product designer in the planning office of toymaker TOMY Company, Ltd. (currently Takara-Tomy Company, Ltd.) In 2009, she started creating her Metamorphosis installation series using countless number of butterflies. Miss Kimura was invited to hold numerous exhibitions not only in Japan, but also in other countries such as Italy, France and Sweden. She was awarded Arte Laguna Prize Special Prize (Italy) in 2017 and Higashi-Kuninomiya Culture Award (Japan) in 2018.
Sensorial Estates: Hyper-Density vs Public-Privacy
Unit S209, Staunton Block A
Exploring topics of urban overcrowding, housing shortage and Hong Kong’s urban spatial experience as a microcosm of extreme social disparity.
Examining the delineation between public and private space in the context of Hong Kong’s urban experience, and the sociological and spatial narratives it tells us.
As 21st century cities have sprawled outward, with their spiralling behemoth ring-roads and expanses of suburbia, Hong Kong has instead expanded more deeply and densely into and unto itself – continuously cutting and creating more and more spaces out of its complex, congested urban fabric. Here, like nowhere else, entire global supply chains and systems of power are condensed into one metropolitan experience, from Guangzhou factories that supply the world’s consumer goods to the dominating international financial institutions that dictate global markets. As the world’s systems and structures become more volatile and complex, so too does Hong Kong. And so too does the resulting urban fabric of the city as it continues to expand into itself; its pockets of hyper-locality, the superimposition and segregation of contrasting cultural worlds, the widening extremities of the social classes, the mounting influence of Chinese empire encroaching on spaces of Hong Kongnese identity.
Facebook : @WE.DESIGNS.LLC
Instagram : @WendyWFok | @we_designs_llc
Website : http://we-designs.com/
WE PROVIDE CREATIVE STRATEGY FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT ™
interactive experiences and spaces, audio-visual installations, shareable digital artifacts, and beyond.
WE are an international network of designers, architects, developers, digital media creatives, producers, brand consultants, art directors, academics, and hustlers.
WE are a generative creative agency delivering branded designs, installations and interactives through a new-technology and research-led approach. We have produced work for museums, festivals, art fairs, public installations, and fashion & lifestyle branding and retail concepts. Our media team develops concepts, audience engagement strategy, experience design, and activations. Our production and design team renders this into the physical, interactive, multi-sensory built experience.
WE believe the international virtual and Internet platform is a means of local to global collaboration, and our trans-disciplinary approach to designing surpasses the traditional physical space. Online video conferencing has become a norm within our practice, to engage with collaborators beyond the metric space and within various international cities. We believe in the many portals of open-source forms of exchange.
As a design practice, we believe that the future of collaborative work includes engaging the design agency beyond the architecture, and probing into various forms of fields and practices, including digital media, advertising, software, design-fabrication, and beyond. Our collaborations range from production work for large cultural events, designs for high-end fashion companies, installations for cultural institutions, to object-based product researched designs. We believe in working towards answering the larger definition of what architecture encompasses within new global practices.
WE DESIGN TOGETHER ™.
Revive: Salted Fish
PMQ Taste Library, H504, Hollywood Block B
The same object often carries different meanings in different eras. The “salted fish” was a meal staple generations ago but has lost its popularity nowadays.
Designer Kay Chan collaborates with Taste Library to initiate an experimental project for a salted fish redux. A contemporary touch is added in every stage from the preservation, to appearance, to packaging design. Visitors are invited to view the salted fish from a brand new perspective.
Kay Chan (Designer/ Co-curator)
Facebook : @kaychan852
Instagram : @kaychan852
Kay has been exploring sustainable social design, new design strategies and art projects that promote positive community and environmental values. In her recent collaborative community projects, she focuses on enhancing local public space to foster meaningful interactions within diverse communities and addressing environmental issues.
PMQ Taste Library (Co-curator)
Facebook : @PMQTasteLibrary
Instagram : @pmqtastelibrary
As Hong Kong’s first and only food-focused library, PMQ Taste Library uses food as the cultural bridge to support, inform and connect individuals, community projects and organisations. Through creative projects and cooking workshops, Taste Library promotes the design of flavours and encourages the public to see food with new eyes. Food is, after all, more than survival.
Free Flow Workshop – Paste a Trace! Linocut Printing
11:00 - 20:00
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the basics of linocut carving and printing techniques. Participants will learn how to identify what makes an ideal image for a linocut artwork. They can either use their own design or use the readymade ones for printing. Starting with tracing the selected pattern or design and transferring them onto the lino surface, they can then carve the lino block with linocut blades to create a positive image. The image will be inked using a roller with block printing ink and printed onto paper or fabric.
Participants will also learn an easy way to print using a spoon and soap. They can take home the lino block to do more printing at home! The workshop will focus on mono or duo-colour print. Participants may choose to print the same design in multicolours.
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required.
Facebook : @galeria.postoffice | @Locomotive.kidsculb
Instagram : @posterized.eu | @a.mori_art
Website : https://www.agnieszkamori.com
Pinacotheca is an art and design centre based in Hong Kong, founded by Agnieszka Mori and Anna Zeies.
Mori and Zeies are two passionate friends and creative professionals who believe that art and creating are the tools to heal the world. A wide spectrum of workshops are offered for both adults and kids, groups and individuals, without age limitations. With different experiences from Poland, Hong Kong, Japan and Germany, Mori and Zeies both focus on creative teaching and experimenting, with a mission to help people see beauty in themselves while creating artworks. To them, “Trial and errors” is a process that one must go through while creating.
Ethnic Style Patchwork Cardholder Workshop
Verandah S4C, Staunton Block A
Date & Time
4.12 ( Tue )19:00 - 21:30
Pick and choose from fabric swatches of different sizes and shapes, and stitch them up with hammer, needles and threads. Learn how to make your own ethnic style cardholder with cloth and washable kraft paper.
Facebook : @MishtarLifeStyle
Instagram : @mishtarlifestyle
Mishtar was established in 2010, specialising in the creation of hand-made folk style designs and products.
Mishtar is a Hebrew word, which means “the power and the rule”. Their belief is to create with specific rules to lead to infinite possibilities, hoping that through their works people can pay more attention to the fun in life, and the possibility of ‘life on life’.
The team tries to find different elements to create different types of works and fall in love with the dreamcatcher and its ancient legend originated from native Indian tribes. It is a blessing for their beloved ones, as well as its nation, and an inspiration for Mishtar’s designs.
Electroluminescent Wire Sign Workshop
Verandah S3C, Staunton Block A
Date & Time
4.12 ( Tue )19:00 - 21:00
Electroluminescent wire (EL Wire) generates similar effects but is safer and easier to handle when compared with neon light, and it is the main material for this workshop.
Participants will be given a two-metre long EL wire. They will first learn about the usage and limitations of this material, then they will develop a draft based on their own choice of pattern and / or texts and decide on the measurements before twisting and creating the final product.
Facebook : @Myosotis.f
Instagram : @myosotis.flower
Website : https://uniqueshan.wixsite.com/myosotisflower
Myosotis Flower started as an online store that mainly provides customised floral goods, such as bouquets and floral accessories in Nov 2016. In 2018, it turned into a physical studio to organise workshops and tailor-made products. The studio has collaborated with different organisations and NGOs, and was interviewed by several media.
“Linear Design Process = Efficient Design Process”
Date & Time
4.12 ( Tue )19:00 - 20:30
In response to the theme of deTour 2018 – “Trial & Error”, this event explores whether “Trial & Error” plays a positive role in the design process or otherwise, especially in the context of Hong Kong where efficiency and convenience rule supreme. Is there room for “learning from mistakes” even though there may be a case for “refinement by iterations”? Indeed, which is more conducive for creativity? The motion for the debate “Linear Design Process = Efficient Design Process” will provoke the Proposition and Opposition Teams of speakers to challenge each other’s views on the value of “Trial & Error”.
Following the success of “TALK! 2016” and “TALK! 2016 – Retake”, this event combines the British tradition of serious debates with a contemporary twist, and promises to be an informative yet edgy, fun and interactive exchange of views around the engaging theme of deTour 2018.
At the beginning of the event, the audience will be asked whether they support the motion or otherwise before the speakers from each team will do their best to win over more support from the audience with their respective presentations. Then, instead of Q&A, two guest speakers selected by each team from the audience will go on stage to express their views to further strengthen the respective team’s case. The audience will be asked to cast their votes again at the end of the debate and the team with the greater gain in support will be declared the winners on the night. Prizes will be awarded to the guest speakers of the winning team.
Host : Roger Wu (Council Member, RIBA | Chairman, RIBA Hong Kong Chapter)
RIBA HK Chapter
Facebook : @RIBAhongkong
Website : https://www.riba.hk.org
The RIBA Hong Kong Chapter aims to promote architecture in Hong Kong and the region, showcase the work of Hong Kong members, raise recognition of their professional and technical excellence and stimulate engaging discourse on architecture and the built environment within the profession, the construction industry and the wider public.
The RIBA launched the Hong Kong Chapter in September 2012, representing the interests of around 900 members based in Hong Kong and liaises with members in China as well as other countries in the Asia Pacific region. The HK Chapter is run by an elected Committee of 16 members, for which Roger Wu is the current Chairman, with John Campbell as Honorary Secretary and Martin Williams as Honorary Treasurer.
Since 2014, the RIBA HK Chapter have been organising a series of annual architecturally inspired events entitled “EAT!”, “TALK!”, “SHOP!” and “CELEBRATE!’ that engage with what Hong Kong loves best, as well as the monthly series “Brick on Break: Professional Series”, all to raise the profile of the profession in the region.