Design Trust 2019 July Grant Application is now open. Share with us your ideas and proposals by 20 July 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 April 2019 cycle include Kay Wong (Hong Kong); Nils Axen, Zhiping Feng, and Lisa Zhu (U.S.); Joanna Natasza Minasiewicz (Poland/Hong Kong); Tuo Lin, Fengyi Tan, Thourayya Kreidieh, Lin Ying-Chi (Macau, U.K., Lebanon); Janice Li and her colleagues at the Hong Kong Design History Network (London/Hong Kong); and Clare Miflin and her colleagues at the Center for Zero Waste Design (New York). Applications for next grant cycle will close on 20 July 2019, apply now!
Congratulations to this recent cycle’s Grant Recipients: Kay Wong (Hong Kong) will be challenging the culture of consumption through a weekend festival with a series of talks, exhibitions, screenings, and sharing from the international sustainable fashion and design field; architectural and user researchers Nils Axen, Zhiping Feng, and Lisa Zhu (U.S.) will look into Hong Kong’s evolving retail typologies through site drawing and ethnographic studies; Joanna Natasza Minasiewicz (Poland/HK) will present a series of articles and visual stories of Hong Kong modernism, culminating in a photographic exhibition; Tuo Lin, Fengyi Tan, Thourayya Kreidieh, Lin Ying-Chi (Macau, U.K. and Lebanon) will produce a series of interactive performances and installation performance that reflects on the evolving typographies of private spaces; Janice Li and colleagues of "Hong Kong Design History Network" (Hong Kong) will speculate on the histories and ideas of Hong Kong through a ‘super-high-density archive’, creating a discourse on archives, colonial legacy, and design history to reflect on the future of Hong Kong history at the London Design Biennale 2020; and finally Clare Miflin and colleagues at the Center for Zero Waste Design, will bring to Hong Kong and Singapore a series of panel discussions and think tanks to address the crucial role that design of the built environment plays in achieving circular material loops.