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Design Trust Grant Recipient | Matters of Care exhibition at the Inaugural Guangzhou Design Triennial 2024

Design Trust Feature Grant recipient Naiyi Wang curated Matters of Care exhibition at the inaugural Guangzhou Design Triennial 2024 at Guangdong Museum of Arts, on show from January 16th to May 31st 2024. Built upon her previous grant project Care Pavilion at London Design Biennale 2023, Matters of Care exhibition invited and gathered interdisciplinary designers, architects, and scholars from around the globe to respond to “CARE”, using the Triennial as a testing ground to re-imagine the politics and ethics of care.

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Spaces For Well Being, Alissa+Nienke, 2023. Image courtesy of Ronald Smits.
Design Trust Grant Recipient | Book Preview Sharing of “The Untold Stories: Hong Kong Architecture” by Raymond Fung

Design Trust is pleased to share the book preview sharing of “The Untold Stories: Hong Kong Architecture” by Raymond Fung held at Design Trust Studio on February 22nd 2024. Raymond and his team shared the research process of the publication capturing the unknown stories of Hong Kong architects who have played a critical role in shaping the city of Hong Kong from multiple angles including a wide range of public and private architecture projects.

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Book sharing of Design Trust Grant publication “The Untold Stories: Hong Kong Architecture” from Raymond Fung
Design Trust Grant Recipient | Symposium “Tolerance and transformation” by Donn Holohan and Elspeth Lee at Asia Society Hong Kong

Design Trust Feature Grant symposium “Tolerance and transformation” led by Donn Holohan and Elspeth Lee was held on January 20th 2024 at Asia Society Hong Kong. The symposium fostered a fresh dialogue on the future of architectural production centred on tolerance, which encompasses both human and material relationships driven by care and openness. The symposium brought together a diverse community of architects, designers, and makers who, through their respective practices, have discovered ways of navigating uncertainty in their practice.

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Jinyun Quarry, image courtesy of Xu Tiantian.
New Grants Cycle with 2024 Theme “Archiving Futures” | Design Trust 2024 January Cycle Grant Recipients

Design Trust is pleased to announce the new grants cycle of April 20th and October 20th every year for applications for Design Trust Seed Grant and Feature Grant supporting projects and research responding to the 2024 theme “Archiving Futures”. Share with us your ideas and proposals by 20 April 2024! We are also pleased to announce the Grant Recipients from the 2024 January grant cycle including research topics on urban culture, material upcycling and architectural research.

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Applications for the next grant cycle will close on 20th April 2024. Apply now!
Design Trust Decade Gala 2024 Honourees | Honouring Prof. Yungho Chang & Ms. Lijia Lu and Celebrating Dr. Rocco Yim’s Prolific Contributions to Hong Kong and the Region

Design Trust is honoured to present Prof. Yung Ho Chang and Ms. Lijia Lu as our honourees of the Design Trust Legacy Award 2024, Dr. Rocco Yim for the Design Trust Heritage Innovator Award 2024, and five pairs of creatives as the co-recipients of the Design Trust Dynamic Duos Arts Prize 2024 celebrating the past ten years of Design Trust.

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Honouring Prof. Yungho Chang & Ms. Lijia Lu and Celebrating Dr. Rocco Yim with Leadership team Mr. Kamsen Lau and Ms. Marisa Yiu
Design Trust Decade Gala 2024 | The Art of Doubling: dualities, dynamics duos & double happenings

Benefitting the design and creative communities in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, this year’s philanthropic event took place at Hong Kong Palace Museum on Friday, 22nd March celebrating 10th anniversary of Design Trust and Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design since 2007. Our collective mission is to build robust initiatives on community heritage related to sustainability programmes and Hong Kong’s forefront role in design, culture and creativity in the context of the Greater Bay Area.

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Design Trust Decade Gala 2024 “The Art of Doubling” was held on March 22nd 2024, hosting over 320 guests.
Past Event “M+/Design Trust Research Fellowship Public Talk: Shanzhai Culture and Southeast Asia’s Smart Cities”

M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship Public Talk: Shanzhai Culture and Southeast Asia’s Smart Cities was held on March 9th 2024 at M+ Museum. The team of Farzin Lotfi-Jam and Mark Wasiuta presented their research on computational and data-driven development in Southeast Asia, while Jason Lau traced the discursive and technological trajectories of shanzhai. The fellows presented their research findings followed by dialogues with local and regional researchers as a conclusion of their fellowship.

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“M+/Design Trust Research Fellowship Public Talk: Shanzhai Culture and Southeast Asia’s Smart Cities” on March 9th 2024 at M+ Museum.
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