Design Trust Futures Studio mentees spent the afternoon at a children’s playground in Ap Lei Chau, reliving their younger days as they brainstormed ways to design an inclusive park. After that, they visited local contemporary visual artist Kacey Wong’s studio, where he shared his thoughts on design, and Maggie Lin prepared the teams for public engagement with an open and creative attitude.
Prior to the public lecture, the designer-mentee teams shared their initial concepts with International Workshop Mentor, Richard Hassell, whom he emphasized the importance of pragmatism in translating creative ideas into reality, as well as crucial element of public engagement so the final designed parks can be a part of the community’s everyday live.
The designer-mentee teams had a thought-provoking afternoon with our mentor and advisors from different related public and private agencies. The four teams shared with us their concepts of play with site analysis and their initial design ideas for the future micro-parks of Hong Kong.