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Design Trust Call For Grants | 2018 July Grant Recipients

Design Trust 2018 October Grant Application is now open. Join our Design Trust Grant community and submit your application by 20th October 2018. Design Trust Grant Recipients from the July 2018 cycle include Adam Fingrut from the Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Architecture; Ron Wan and Mildred Cheng from dtby_ (Hong Kong); Mimi Zeiger (United States); Calvin Hui (United States); Kit Chan and Myriem Alnet from SunSat Store (Hong Kong); Saswati Das (United States) and Francisco Garcia Moro (Bangkok).

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Next grant application deadline is 20th October, 2018.
Upcoming: The Ambassadors’ Ball 2018 in benefit of Design Trust

The Ambassadors' Ball, the annual gala fundraising dinner for Design Trust, is proud to have Prada as its Title Sponsor, and to announce a collaboration with Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA, who as Creative Directors present an explorative theme for the gala, titled “HYPER ENVIRONMENT”. HYPER ENVIRONMENT examines the ever-changing relationship between the vast non-urban and urban areas on earth.

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Prada presents The Ambassadors Ball 2018 will take place on Saturday, 27th October.
Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 | New York Research Trip

Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 travelled to New York for a research tour consisting of a range of studio visits, workshops, field trips, as well as exchanges with New York based institutions, schools and academies. Visits included Diller Scofidio + Renfro studio, nARCHITECTS, The High Line, Pentagram studio, Project for Public Spaces, Storefront for Art and Architecture, as well as various museums and other parks and creative studios. The design teams also presented their micro-park projects under this year’s theme “Play is for the people” at The Architectural League of New York.

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Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 at Times Square, NYC.
Design Trust Futures Studio 2017 | Shortlisted for the 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year

Design Trust Futures Studio 2017 has been shortlisted for the 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year Award. Design Museum in London presents this annual award to recognise the world’s most innovative design concepts and products. As part of the shortlist of 87 nominees in categories spanning fashion, graphics, architecture, product, digital and transport, Design Trust Futures Studio 2017 is displaying selected works at the Design Museum from 12th September 2018 to 6th January 2019.

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Design Trust Futures Studio 2017 shortlisted for the 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year.
M+/ Design Trust Fellowship | 2018 Recipients Research-In-Progress Presentation

Design Trust joined M+ / Design Trust Research Fellows Hugh Davies’ and Fan Lok Yi & Sampson Wong’s research-in-progress presentation on 1st August 2018 at the M+ headquarters. Hugh Davies’ research explores the history of technology, screen practices, and expansive games. The team of Fan Lok Yi and Sampson Wong investigates “revolutionary playgrounds” during the 1960s and 1970s in Hong Kong, focusing on Shek Lei Playground and its extended context in East Asia.

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M+ / Design Trust Research Fellows Hugh Davies’ and Fan Lok Yi & Sampson Wong’s research-in-progress presentation on 1st August 2018.
Design Trust Grant Recipient Michelle Poon of Dim Sum Labs | Book Launch and Design Dialogue

Design Trust Grant Recipient Michelle Poon (Director, Dim Sum Labs) had her book launch for “The Field Guide To Hacking” on 25th June 2018 at Studio 9. In conjunction with her book launch was Design Dialogue “Perspectives on Open-source & Peer-production”, which addressed the need for collaboration in the online community today, and how peer production and sharing of information lead to more innovation and creativity.

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Design Trust Grant Recipient Book Launch and Design Dialogue on 25th June 2018.
Design Trust Grant Recipients Brian Kwok & Anneke Coppoolse | Exhibition: DESIGNING THE SPECTACLE – Pre-Digital Graphic Design Practices

Design Trust Grant Recipients Brian Kwok and Anneke Coppoolse (Information Design Lab) recently held an exhibition showcasing their research in the design and craftsmanship of neon lights in Hong Kong. This survey of the design and production of a key part of the city’s visual culture traces the history of Hong Kong’s graphic design in the pre-digital age. The exhibition took place at Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, Jockey Club Innovation Tower from 20th to 30th August 2018.

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Design Trust Grant Recipients Brian Kwok & Anneke Coppoolse, exhibition: DESIGNING THE SPECTACLE - Pre-Digital Graphic Design Practices.
New International Advisory Council Member: Tom Dixon

Design Trust is thrilled to welcome Tom Dixon as our new International Advisory Council Member. Tom Dixon (OBE) is a world-renowned British designer and Creative Director of eponymous brand Tom Dixon (est. 2002). His works are included in permanent collections of the world’s most prestigious museums, including the V&A and MoMA. Tom is excited to work with Design Trust in empowering talented designers and research scholars to positively impact our community.

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New International Advisory Council Member: Tom Dixon.
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