Design Trust is happy to share recent and upcoming event by Carrie Chan, our 2018 Design Trust / RCA Fellow in Design Curation. A seminar was successfully hosted on 19 March, moderated by design historian Sarah Cheang (Senior tutor, Royal College of Art) on “#Re-Fashioning the Internet” that uses China as a case study to explore the Internet’s influence on fashion expression and creativities. As China’s population involves a mass consumption on the digital media to stay in trend, heavy image editing and online shopping – what effect does this have on individuality, design and manufacturing?
Following the seminar, a collaborative design workshop was conducted to present the reflections from her research, creatives from other disciplines to create narratives and challenge the influence Internet has on design in wearables.
Location: Fashion Studio, 1st floor, Darwin Building, South Kensington Campus, Royal College of Art
Date: Mon 25 Mar 2019
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org . Subject to availability.
Design Trust/ RCA 2018 fellow Sunnie Chan recently curated event “Design Curators Clinic”. On February 8 2019, the daylong event allowed those interested in curating events to consult and discuss curatorial practices. Participants were invited to collaborate and share their ideas on curation tactics, and provide constructive feedback among each other. The event also featured Zara Arshad, Sam Jacob, Catharine Rossi, Jana Scholze, and Salma Tuqan.
Please stay tuned for our upcoming Design Trust / RCA announcement on call for applicants with deadline on 2 May and the returning fellows sharing in April in Hong Kong.
About Carrie Chan
Carrie Chan holds degrees in MA Fashion Design and Enterprise, and Journalism and Communications from the University of Westminster, London, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong respectively. She was the Senior Curator of Design Society and curated the opening show “Minding the Digital” and oversees the curation of future exhibitions as well as public art programs. Carrie was also the Editorial Co-director of Minding the Digital, published by Tongji University in Shanghai, and was recently selected by the Institut Francais as one of 10 Chinese curators to engage with cultural exchange with French museums.
About Sunnie Chan
Sunnie Chan holds degrees from the University of Essex in History of Art & Film Studies, and the Hong Kong Baptist University in MA Communication, and has more than 10 years of experience in exhibition-making and curating, through projects including “M+ Mobile: Yaumatei” (M+, 2012), “Building Hong Kong: Redwhiteblue” (Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 2004), “My China: My Life” (Shanghai Art Museum, 2007) and “Very Hong Kong Very Hong Kong” (Hong Kong, 2017). Since 2010, Sunnie has been running Gallery 27, she was also Research Associate of Hong Kong visual culture for M+ museum, working closely with the curatorial team on the research of Hong Kong graphic design, and took part in planning the museum’s opening display. During her stay in London, she is interested in exploring how curating design fosters design thinking, establish cultural identities and open up new professional opportunities in design ecology.
About Design Trust / RCA Fellowship in Design Curation
The Design Trust / RCA Fellowship in Design Curation was established in 2017 with support from Design Trust, an initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design. Open to applicants based in Hong Kong or the Greater Bay Area, the Fellowship addresses the burgeoning field of design curating in a global context and locates it within the interdisciplinary curatorial field. It enables scholars to carry out research at the RCA, supported by a tailored programme of academic training designed to broaden their knowledge and skills in curatorial practice, theory and understanding of design.