Islanders

ISLANDERS is a seasonal map-zine from Peng Chau that enquires into islands, their people and lifestyles to develop original perspectives on sustainable living. Bilingual, thematic and based on research, interviews and observations, ISLANDERS also bridges a gap between a community of old residents and newcomers, by revealing Peng Chau’s own culture.

ISLANDERS is a seasonal map-zine from Peng Chau that enquires into islands, their people and lifestyles to develop original perspectives on sustainable living. Bilingual, thematic and based on research, interviews and observations, ISLANDERS also bridges a gap between a community of old residents and newcomers, by revealing Peng Chau’s own culture.

About SunSat Store

After 4 years living on Peng Chau, Kit has developed strong connections with the local community, starting with his direct neighbours. Discussions and exchanges of services have brought him to know more about the island’s ordinary yet fascinating history. As the owner of a touristy spot though, he can see the gap between visitors’ expectations and the island’s potential. He later shared his ideas with Myriem, an urbanist and writer based in Peng Chau, who is also interested in documenting the evolution of the island. ISLANDERS emerged as an experimental proposed solution.

ISLANDERS is produced by SunSat Store, Kit’s lifestyle store. Only open on Saturdays and Sundays, and within a 30min ferry-ride from Central, SunSat Store aims at showing the slow living possibilities to Hong Kong people. It also serves as a window to visitors who can rest and feel the neighbourhood spirit, while providing a platform for Islanders to sell their handmade products.

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Design Trust Seed Grant

2018
Grantee: Kit Chan, Myriem Alnet
Organisation: SunSat Store