Design Trust Futures Studio is a new long-term flagship programme by Design Trust. Formatted as a series of workshops and design interventions, established international and local designers (mentors & advisors) work closely with nominated participants (mentees and emerging designers) to showcase new ideas and works to the public.
Design Trust Futures Studio is an initiative created and conceptualized by Marisa Yiu, Co-founder and Executive Director of Design Trust. Cross-disciplinary in nature, experts in field will focus on future thinking with outcomes that are impactful to society or public space relating to Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta Region that design can positively contribute to.
The 2017 inaugural theme is “SMALL IS MEANINGFUL”, focusing on concepts of smallness, sharing, the phenomenon of micro-housing today and the future of micro-parks. The exploration and research will involve housing and parks in Hong Kong and how space is utilised, building up to the final outcome of a series of new prototypes of micro-park for Hong Kong.
As a dense city, Hong Kong faces space-related challenges and urban issues. Design Trust Futures Studio will examine the positive interactions that occur between our community in these small spaces; to explore the attributes of compactness that are worth celebrating.
Design Trust Futures Studio makes visible the invisible process of design. We will be regularly updating the website with the project developments so make sure to come back later for more information.