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NEWSLETTER 2023 Winter
最新資訊 2023 冬季通訊
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Winter Greetings from Design Trust | Message from Executive Director

Design Trust wishes you happy holiday season and New Year with good health, energy and seasonal celebration. The year of 2023 is a special moment when we look back to the growing community of Design Trust, an initiative of Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design since 2007, while envisioning the next decade for our organisation. We look forward to sustaining the spirit and power of collaboration for the New Year of 2024 Design Trust Decade and beyond.

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Design Trust wishes you Happy New Year.
Design Trust Fridays | From Smallness, Playfulness to Community Impact: Design Trust Futures Studio Micro-parks Exhibition

Design Trust Fridays “From Smallness, Playfulness to Community Impact: Design Trust Futures Studio Micro-parks Exhibition” opens to the public by appointment from Friday December 1st 2023 on designated Fridays until end of March 2024. Built upon the recently launched micro-parks book, the exhibition presents the complexity and challenges of more than five years of creative collaboration with public and private agencies as well as community partners in building the four pilot micro-parks in Hong Kong.

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Design Trust Fridays: Design Trust Futures Studio Micro-parks Exhibition
Design Trust Futures Studio Micro-parks Publication Launch and Exhibition Preview

Design Trust is pleased to announce the book launch of “Design Trust Futures Studio: from Smallness, Playfulness to Community Impact” on November 16th 2023. With the completion of four pilot micro-parks, the publication provides an extensive review of Design Trust Futures Studio 2017 and 2018 editions with the subsequent construction process, documentation of the built parks, ongoing research survey and insightful reflections leading to 2023 from the public, private and communities on the future of public space in Hong Kong.

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Design Trust Futures Studio Micro-parks Book
Design Trust 2023 October Cycle Grant Recipients | January Cycle Call for Grants

Design Trust 2024 January Grant Application is now open. Since its establishment in 2014, Design Trust has been offering grant support to individual designers, curators, collectives as well as non-profit organisations. Share with us your ideas and proposals by 20th January 2024. We are also pleased to announce the Grant Recipients from the 2023 October grant cycle. The upcoming projects include research topics on urban design, Hong Kong architecture, built environment and visual communication.

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Applications for the next grant cycle will close on 20th January 2024. Apply now!
Design Trust Grants Spotlight | “Inter-island Festival 2023”

Design Trust Feature Grant Inter-island Festival led by Yip Kai Chun and ISLANDERS was held on weekends from November 4th to 26th, 2023 engaging visitors and community. In their second edition, the festival covered the outer islands of Peng Chau, Cheung Chau and Lantau Island’s Mui Wo and Chi Ma Wan, and the inter-island sea. The Festival presented new projects spanning from urban/rural cultures, environmental conservation, to design and crafts generated from cross-disciplinary collaborations in the localities of the island community.

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Design Trust Feature Grant recipient ISLANDERS島民 “Inter-island Festival 2023”
Design Trust Grants Spotlight | “Foreseen Property Agency” and “After Sunset Festival” presented at Fringe Club Hong Kong

Design Trust Seed Grant research projects “Foreseen Property Agency” led by Pat Wong (Flyingpig) and Kachi Chan was presented recently in September 2023, and “After Sunset Festival” led by Ivan Wong Wei-him and Christina Jensen exhibited in November 2023 at Fringe Club Hong Kong. Through 3D scanning, cross-disciplinary collaboration and participatory performance, both projects showed innovative and creative approaches to examine local everyday practice and heritage conservation and activation, inviting the public to reflect on the past and look into the future.

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Design Trust Seed Grant recipient Pat Wong (flyingpig) and Kachi Chan‘s “Foreseen Property Agency”
Upcoming | Design Trust Decade Charity Auction 2024; and Design Trust Grants & Fellowship Events 2024

We are pleased to share a selection of upcoming Design Trust Grants and Fellowship events from January to March 2024, including the launch of Design Trust Seed Grant publication “The Untold Stories of Hong Kong Architecture” by Raymond Fung in February 2024, Design Trust Feature Grant publication “Care Manifesto” by Naiyi Wang during Guangzhou Design Triennale from January 16th to May 12th 2024. Our Design Trust Decade 2024 Charity Auction will take place on March 22nd 2024 celebrating 10th anniversary of Design Trust, and registered charity Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design since 2007.

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Design Trust Decade 2024 Charity Auction, Friday, 22nd March 2024
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