17. 10. 2019

Upcoming: Design Trust Auction 2019 in support of long term research and cultural initiatives

Design Trust, an initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, announces collaboration with renowned architectural collective Archigram to create a virtual environment for this year’s annual charity event. Now in its 12th year, the event supports the growth of the Design Trust initiatives and programmes that advocate for the positive values design brings to […]

30. 8. 2019

Upcoming Design Trust Futures Studio 2019 “Heritage is Innovation” Exhibition

DTFS 2019 “Heritage is Innovation” Exhibition explores definitions of heritage, conservation and critical making through design. In its third iteration, the collective community of Design Trust Futures Studio (DTFS) has been creating new, site-specific objects inspired by the old 1936 Haw Par Mansion, heritage archives in Hong Kong and new methods of craft and making […]

18. 4. 2019

Upcoming Workshop | “Criticism Now: Developing Architecture and Design Criticism in the Pearl River Delta”

“Criticism Now: Developing Architecture and Design Criticism in the Pearl River Delta” is a weeklong English writing workshop that aims to develop new critical voices in architecture and design in Hong Kong, a place that needs more communication channels to represent its growing creativity in architecture, design, and urbanism. The workshop has a creative format where participants work in a diversity of HK spaces, from an academic library setting, a co-working space, the newest “co-living” HK community area, in- between public spaces, to a bookstore context, to explore the act of critical writing using the city of Hong Kong and the local design community as both subjects and instigators. Come join us!

4. 4. 2019

2018 M+ / Design Trust Research Fellows Presentation

On 2 March, our 2018 M+/ Design Trust Fellows team Fan Lok Yi, Sampson Wong and Hugh Davies presented and later discussed their research during their fellowship. Hugh Davies presented the many variations and depictions game developers have on Kowloon Walled City. Duo Sampson Wong, Fan Lok Yi explored Paul Selinger’s remarkable sculptural playground and play sculptures in Shek Lei. Both presentations were followed by panel discussions with guests: Thomas Chung, Shirley Surya, Marie Foulston and Ikko Yokoyama.

4. 4. 2019

Design Trust / RCA Curatorial Fellows Events In London

Design Trust/ RCA 2018 fellows Sunnie Chan and Carrie Chan recently presented works and curatorial workshops in London. Sunnie Chan recently curated event “Design Curators Clinic”, a workshop that allows curators to gather and discuss curatorial practices. Please also stay tuned for our upcoming Design Trust/ RCA announcement on call for applicants with deadline on 2 May 2019 and the returning fellows sharing coming April 2019 here in Hong Kong.

4. 4. 2019

Design Trust Grant Recipient Center for Architecture | New Practices in Hong Kong Architecture: A Symposium

On 1 March, Design Trust Feature Grant Recipients Benjamin Prosky, Berit Hoff Lavender, Camila Schaulsohn, Barry Bergdoll and Seng Kuan of Center for Architecture (New York) presented a symposium focusing on the innovative design and architectural solutions of Hong Kong. Using Paul Rudolph’s drawings of Hong Kong as a springboard – designers, architects and planners discuss the new social and cultural contexts in Hong Kong that differs to Rudolph’s original visions.

4. 4. 2019

Call for Grants | January 2019 Grant Recipients

Design Trust 2019 April Grant Application is now open. Share with us your ideas and proposals by 20 April 2019. Design Trust offers grants to designers, curators, collectives and non-profit organisations for project proposals that are relevant to the context and content of Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area region. Grant Recipients from the January 2019 cycle include Cao Fei (China); Ip Yuk-Yiu (Hong Kong); Jeroen van Ameijde (Hong Kong); Stephanie Fung and her team of UpCycling Plus (Hong Kong); Isabel Mager (Netherlands); and Brendan Cormier (London).

4. 4. 2019

Welcoming of three new Board Members: Gabriela Kennedy, Ivan Pun and Kam Sen Lau and Advisory Board Members

Design Trust is excited to welcome three new members to the Board: Gabriela Kennedy, Partner of Mayer Brown, Ivan Pun, Founder of Pun + Projects and Kamsen Lau, Executive Director of Lifestyle International Holdings. In addition, new members serving on our International Advisory Council and GBA Council: David Gianotten, Managing Partner-Architect of OMA, Irene Lam, Head of Public Relations at Cheil Greater China, Marc Cansier, Co-founder of Marc & Chantal, and Kate Jones, Creative and Cultural Director of At Liberty Ltd.

25. 3. 2019

Upcoming Event | Design Trust Futures Studio 2019 “Heritage is Innovation”

Design Trust is pleased to launch the next edition of Design Trust Futures Studio 2019 “Heritage is Innovation” in the old 1936 Haw Par Mansion. DTFS 2019 curates new conversations, site-specific objects by Hong Kong based designers, who have been involved in the Design Trust foundation as grant recipients and designer mentees for the last years. Join us for some exciting guided tours and thought-provoking dialogues during Art Basel Week.

15. 10. 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.