Design Trust 2018 July Grant Application is now open. Share with us your ideas and proposals by 20th July 2018. Design Trust offers grants to individual designers, curators, collectives and non-profit organisations for projects and activities that are relevant to various design disciplines to the context and content of Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta region. We support innovative, thought-provoking investigations in various design disciplines from graphics, media, wearables, architecture to the built environment. Please visit our website for more details.
Design Trust Grant Recipients of the recent April 2018 cycle includes Donn Holohan (Hong Kong); Raphaël Monnier and Calvin Wang of Blue Temple (Myanmar); Daniel So and colleagues of Design Change (Hong Kong); and Ashley Scott Kelly and colleagues of the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture (Hong Kong).
The awarded grants span a diverse range of projects from “Gyo Byu Pipeline Initiative” by Raphaël Monnier and Calvin Wang of Blue Temple (Myanmar), which looks at the urban development of socially responsible pedestrian pathway and surrounding programmes; “Living Museum” by Donn Holohan seeks to combine the power of digital design and fabrication technologies with material intellignce of traditional crafts to develop alternative, sustainable and culturally appropriate construction systems for rural China; “Design Change: Improving Current Street Garbage Experience using Design Thinking” by Daniel So and colleagues of Design Change (Hong Kong), which aims to improve the current street garbage experience in Hong Kong garbage throwers and collectors habit, and to develop solutions that will transition Hong Kong as a cleaner and sustainable city; and finally “Urban Resilience by Design” by Ashley Scott Kelly and colleagues of the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture, a research and design collaboration between HKU and UC Berkeley to develop policy, plans and design responses to coastal vulnerability and water security, sustainable energy and transport, and urban landscape resilience of the Pearl River Delta and San Francisco Bay Area.