Design Writing Workshop: Criticism Now: Developing Architecture and Design Criticism in the Pearl River Delta

16. 5. 2019

HKU (17) Studio 9 (5) The Nate (3) HKU (13) Studio visit (2)

“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 Hong Kong workshop is one in a series of critical writing workshops led by Zeiger, organised by DESIGN TRUST. She has taught workshops internationally, including at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Harvard University in Cambridge, the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, and the Aformal Academy in Shenzhen. Outcomes from this workshops include pamphlets, broadsheets, billboards, websites, debates, and performances. In a Hong Kong context, Criticism Now will add long-form essays and interviews to the body of work produced.

Participants were asked to develop a 800-1000 word article for consideration in Zolima CityMag . Articles
were workshopped and reviewed by Zeiger and submitted to Nicole A. de Surville, Founder and
Editor-in-Chief, and Christopher Dewolf, managing editor at Zolima CityMag , for final selection and
publication. Workshop participants to provided their own photography to illustrate the articles.