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Portland Street Rest Garden -First Pilot Micro-Park In Yau Tsim Mong District Opens to Public on 23rd September 2021

The transformed Portland Street Rest Garden is now a multi-functional space for the users, with a permanent park innovatively creating movable furniture system in an open space, increased number of seats from 16 to a maximum of 81 as per the design process related to the elderly demographic users, which creates flexibility and community participation for various functions within the space. The thoughtful selection of fuschia and pink tone plants and newly planted species including climbers and bamboos also creates higher greenery density, pleasant sensory experience and positive energy for the neighborhood.

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Portland Street Rest Garden in Yau Tsim Mong District officially opened on 23rd September 2021 for the enjoyment of the neighborhood and public.
Design Trust Grant Recipient | BRUTAL! – Unknown Brutalism Architecture in Hong Kong

Design Trust Seed Grant project highlight this September, "BRUTAL! – Unknown Brutalism Architecture in Hong Kong" exhibition curated by architect Bob Pang and his team, opened at the Openground from 3rd - 19th September 2021. The research team rediscovers and highlights the brutalism architectural heritage hidden in Hong Kong, presenting fifteen selected brutalist case study essays, hand drawings, photography by 1km Studio and concrete relief presentation by Moldflip.

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“BRUTAL! – Unknown Brutalism Architecture in Hong Kong” on view at Openground from 3rd – 19th September 2021.
Design Trust 2021 July Cycle Grant Recipients | October Cycle Call for Grants

Design Trust 2021 October Grant Application is now open. Share with us your ideas and proposals by 20th October 2021. Design Trust offers grants to designers, curators, collectives and non-profit organisations for project proposals that are relevant to the context and content of Hong Kong and the region. We are also pleased to announce the Grant Recipients from the 2021 July cycle.

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Applications for the next grant cycle will close on 20th October 2021. Apply now!
Design Trust Grant Project Spotlight

Design Trust is pleased to share grant projects highlights in the summer. From Pang Jai architectural documentation group's "Thirty-Three Pang Jai" zine series and exhibition, to “Dusts Chambers” by Adam Hudec recently exhibited at Biennial of Design Ljubljana and many more by Design Trust grant recipients.

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"Thirty-Three Pang Jai" zine series and exhibition by Design Trust grant recipient Pang Jai architectural documentation group.
Design Trust Grant Recipient | Tactile Light

Studio Florian and Christine’s Design Trust Seed Grant research project “Tactile Light Textile” is a series of smart textiles that explores the preservation of traditional craft, specifically Chinese embroidery, whilst infusing innovative technologies, sensors and 3D knitting. The creation involves collaborating with Hong Kong embroiderers and textile artisans, with contemporary techniques involving LED lighting, wiring systems and motion sensors.

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Exhibition “Tactile Light” was on view at the TST Odd Space, Causeway Bay from 4th - 30th September 2021.
Recent Programme Highlights | Design Trust / RCA Virtual Dialogue

Looking back on the dynamic sharing and roundtable discussion at Design Trust / RCA Virtual Dialogue “Future of Design Curation” on 28 July, where fellows Carrie Chan and Anne Zhou presented the highlights of their fellowship. This sharing brought speakers and experts in the fields to respond in a roundtable focusing on the theme of “Future of Design Curation”.

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Design Trust / RCA Virtual Dialogue “Future of Design Curation” on 28th July 2021.
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