Design Trust, an initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, is pleased to announce that Design Trust Fridays: Inaugural Showcase will open to the public weekly on Fridays by appointment from 29th September 2023. The Inaugural Showcase presents snapshot of key moments of time that brings together the regional and international design community together through Design Trust’s grants and community platform. With a sincere commitment to advance design competency, catalysing our programmes to benefit and inspire the public on the role of design, as well as supporting emerging designers and scholars’ research on urgent topics. To date, Design Trust has supported 541 grantees, fellows, mentee designers and collaborative teams to date since 2014. Through charting and revisiting their research interests and outcomes, the Inaugural Showcase maps out a vast and expanding Design Trust Community Network supported and formed by Design Trust’s various funding schemes, fellowships and programmes, which contributes to active knowledge production and exchange across 47 cities internationally. The inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural collective research efforts continue responding to critical and urgent topics in the regional and global design ecology, including Architecture and Urban Culture of Hong Kong, Heritage Crafts, Education, Environment Sustainability, Curatorial & Design Experimentation, as well as the Greater Bay Area Expanded Network.