Design Trust creates active long-term, intelligent and meaningful platforms to fund and advocate for the positive value of the process of design, debate and creative sharing. We support innovative, thought-provoking investigations in various design disciplines including, but not limited to, graphics, media, wearable technologies, architecture to the environment to actively accelerate creative research, design and development of meaningful projects that advocate for the positive role of design.
Expanded upon Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 “Play is for the People” documentary book, the new Design Trust Futures Studio Micro-Parks Publication reveals the design process of four design teams, while also presenting a comprehensive documentation of the construction and implementation process of the four micro-parks. Edited by Marisa Yiu and Zheng Zhou, the publication features critical reflections and interview transcripts from more than 20 architects, designers, experts, academics and researchers including Elizabeth Diller, Richard Hassel, Donald Choi and Fan Lok Yi, providing a critical examination of public space and community partnership from DTFS programmes and constructive lessons learned from this process. The volume also includes post-occupancy survey findings developed by Design Trust team in collaboration with DTFS 2018 mentee designer Kay Chan and Design Trust Seed Grant recipient Massimiliano Dappero during the summer of 2023, continuing the discussion on how the micro-parks and public space in Hong Kong could be shaped in the region for a collective and inspiring future.