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2018 January Design Trust Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Design Trust Grant Recipients of the recent January 2018 cycle: Tuba Doğu + Gizem Sivri, Cyril Lee, +853 Cultural Association, dérive LAB, and Disnovation.org. The awarded grants span a diverse range of projects from Hong Kong Mass Housing; Serious Gaming; a reinterpretation of Hong Kong and Guangzhou; the PRD boarderscape; and the archaeology of Shanzhai culture in the PRD. Our next grant application deadline is 20th April 2018.

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Next grant application deadline is 20th April, 2018.
Final Call for Design Trust / RCA Fellowship in Design Curation 2018

Final call for applications for the Design Trust / RCA Fellowship in Design Curation. Applications are welcomed from individuals based in Hong Kong or the Greater Pearl River Delta region with a background in curating and a research interest in design. The programme is designed to support the development of curatorial careers in design. The deadline is Friday, 6 April 2018.

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Design Trust / RCA Fellowship in Design Curation 2018. Application deadline on Friday, 6 April 2018.
Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 Launches

Design Trust is pleased to announce Design Trust Futures Studio 2018. Following on the positive momentum of last year’s inaugural DTFS, this year’s programme will expand on its impact on public spaces and extend the conceptual micro-park designs into built pilot parks across Hong Kong.

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Design Trust Futures Studio Introductory Workshop on 6 February 2018
Upcoming Event | Design Trust Futures Studio Public Lecture “Futures of Urban Parks: Principles, Prototypes and Policy”

Design Trust Futures Studio is pleased to present the "Future of Urban Parks: Principles, Prototypes and Policy", a public lecture featuring internationally renowned architect Richard Hassell, Co-founder of WOHA, in dialogue with Hong Kong-based architects and sustainability experts.

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Design Trust Futures Studio Public Lecture featuring internationally renowned architect Richard Hassell, co-founder of WOHA
Upcoming Event | Cocktail Dialogue with Design Trust Grant Recipients Het Nieuwe Instituut

In celebration of Design Trust Grant Recipient Het Nieuwe Instituut's exploration on the incursion of artificial intelligence and automation in built environment, "Automated Landscapes" presents their research on the emerging architectures and urbanisms of automated labour in the Pearl River Delta region. The evening also unravels how these changing conditions of labour influence the city and its inhabitants, through film screening and design dialogues; accompanied by cocktails and crazy golf!

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Cocktail Dialogue with Design Trust Grant Recipients Het Nieuwe Instituut
Upcoming Event | Art Basel Conversations with Design Trust Grant Recipients Het Nieuwe Instituut

As part of the Art Basel Conversations this year, Design Trust Grant Recipient Het Nieuwe Instituut will be presenting their project "Automated Landscapes in the Pearl River Delta Region" on 31 March 2018. The project explores the incursion of artificial intelligence and automation in productive landscapes and questions how these conditions of production impact the city.

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Art Basel Conversations with Design Trust Grant Recipients Het Nieuwe Instituut
Upcoming Event | Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 Concept Presentation

As part of Design Trust Futures Studio 2018, the four design teams will be presenting their initial concept designs for our future parks. This half-day event will engage the public through presentation of the teams’ initial concept, round-table discussion from the advisory team, leading experts from the field, as well as the general public. M+ / Design Trust Fellow, Fan Lok Yi will also share their current research on Shek Lei Playground.

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Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 Concept Presentation
M+ / Design Trust Fellow Public Talk | Thomas Daniell: Unbuilt Macau

2017 M+ / Design Trust Fellow Thomas Daniell presented his research topic “Unbuilt Macau” on Saturday 3 March 2018 at the Dom Pedro V Theatre. Revealing the fascination and unique characteristics of Macau, the fourth M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow shared with us the tabula rasa conditions of Macau and its unbuilt visionary proposals, and how the changes affected the architecture, built environment and economy of Macau.

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2017 M+ / Design Trust Fellow Public Talk at the Dom Pedro V Theatre, Macau.
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