Traveling Architectures

  • Poster of the exhibition 'Traveling Architectures'. Image courtesy of the artist.
  • Installation View. Image courtesy of the artist.
  • Installation View. Image courtesy of the artist.

Traveling Architectures is a research platform, experimented with participatory design and performance methods to create transportable performance installations adaptable to diverse community sites. Pai dongs (hawkers’ stalls) serves as the central figure around which the other examples of everyday design culture such as lighting, textiles, and cinema, are arranged. Traveling architectural forms—inspired by pai dongs and developed through the design research laboratory, workshops, educational programs, and public showing—reflects the histories of design cultures and its impact on Hong Kong livelihoods at an “everyday” level in different neighbourhoods. This approach engages audiences interested in design work that simultaneously tracks labour, migration, and everyday design in both the context of Hong Kong itself as well as the ways in which the Greater Bay Area takes place in Hong Kong as a form of migration, labour, and everyday aesthetic.

Traveling Architectures is a research platform, experimented with participatory design and performance methods to create transportable performance installations adaptable to diverse community sites. Pai dongs (hawkers’ stalls) serves as the central figure around which the other examples of everyday design culture such as lighting, textiles, and cinema, are arranged. Traveling architectural forms—inspired by pai dongs and developed through the design research laboratory, workshops, educational programs, and public showing—reflects the histories of design cultures and its impact on Hong Kong livelihoods at an “everyday” level in different neighbourhoods. This approach engages audiences interested in design work that simultaneously tracks labour, migration, and everyday design in both the context of Hong Kong itself as well as the ways in which the Greater Bay Area takes place in Hong Kong as a form of migration, labour, and everyday aesthetic.

Milestones
2015.Q2

Project awarded Design Trust Feature Grant

2017.06
“Traveling Architectures”, an interactive exhibit and multi-media performance is held at the HKU Black Box

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Design Trust Feature Grant

2016 - 2017
Grantee: Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren
Final Design: "Traveling Architectures Interactive"Exhibition and Multi-Media Performance

Exhibition information:

Date: 17 June 2017

11am-6pm

Venue: The HKU Black Box

Image may contain: 1 person, standing

A collection of images from Traveling Architectures, A Multi-media Performance. HKUBB, June 17, 2017. Images courtesy of artists.

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, on stage

A collection of images from Traveling Architectures, A Multi-media Performance. HKUBB, June 17, 2017. Images courtesy of artists.