2019 Spring | Design Trust
NEWSLETTER 2019 Spring
最新資訊 2019 春季通訊
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.


"Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey" Installation view, 2018: Erik Bardin
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.


Join us for "Heritage is Innovation" Design Dialogue on 26 March 1-3pm
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).


Applications for next grant cycle will close on 20 April 2019, apply now.
Design Trust Welcomes New Board Members: Gabriela Kennedy, Ivan Pun, Kamsen Lau and Advisory Council 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.


New members of the board and advisory council, going clockwise from top left: Gabriela Kennedy, Ivan Pun, Irene Lam, Kamsen Lau and more.
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.


Design Trust / RCA 2018 fellow Sunnie Chan's "Design Curators Clinic" event
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.


From Hugh Davies's research: United Front Games and Square Enix London Studios, Screenshot from Sleeping Dogs 2012
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