76 Countries and One Administrative Zone: Hong Kong in World Expos

  • 2016 M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow the team of Daniel Cooper and Juliana Kei’s project, “76 Countries and One Administrative Zone: Hong Kong in World Expos”.
  • 2016 M+/ Design Trust Fellows Daniel Cooper and Juliana Kei share their research in a public talk.
  • M+/ Design Trust Fellows 2016 Daniel Cooper and Juliana Kei share their research in a public talk.
  • 2016 M+/ Design Trust Fellows Daniel Cooper and Juliana Kei share their research in a public talk.

2016 M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow the team of Daniel Cooper and Juliana Kei’s project, “76 Countries and One Administrative Zone: Hong Kong in World Expos”, focusing especially on the complex interactions of design, identity, and colonial expectations in Hong Kong’s participation in Expo’70 in Osaka. Building on his prominent work in the areas of opensource, decentralised, and non-hierarchical design, Joseph Grima presents “Open Design Archipelago”, and examines the new paradigms of design emerging in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta region, where the speed of innovation and iteration is unprecedented, the acts of design and production often coincide, and Western notions of intellectual property and copyright do not necessarily apply.

2016 M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow the team of Daniel Cooper and Juliana Kei’s project, “76 Countries and One Administrative Zone: Hong Kong in World Expos”, focusing especially on the complex interactions of design, identity, and colonial expectations in Hong Kong’s participation in Expo’70 in Osaka. Building on his prominent work in the areas of opensource, decentralised, and non-hierarchical design, Joseph Grima presents “Open Design Archipelago”, and examines the new paradigms of design emerging in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta region, where the speed of innovation and iteration is unprecedented, the acts of design and production often coincide, and Western notions of intellectual property and copyright do not necessarily apply.

The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship programme consists of two separate fellowships investigating issues related to architecture and design. One supports research projects focused on Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area in an Asian or global context, and the second supports research projects related to Asia more broadly, closely in line with the curatorial position of M+, the Hong Kong museum dedicated to visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Past fellows include: Ling Fan (2015).

More details about M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship here

M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2016 Public Talk

Date: 4 March 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 4pm – 6 pm

Venue: MakerHive, 10/F, Cheung Hing Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Speakers:

Joseph Grima (M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow 2016)

Juliana Kei & Daniel Cooper (M+ / Design Trust Research Fellows 2016)

Moderators:

Aric Chen (Lead Curator, Design and Architecture, M+)

Shirley Surya (Associate Curator, Designer and Architecture, M+)

Organised by M+ and in collaboration with Design Trust

More details about M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2016 Public Talk here

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M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship

2016
Fellow: Daniel Cooper, Juliana Kei

Daniel Cooper is a Master of Science student in the Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices programme at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. His research explores the role that science and technology have had in changing conceptions of architectural practices in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His current research revolves around historiographic methods that subtly negotiate objects and people. Since 2012, Cooper has worked with carriage trade, a non-profit gallery in New York, and is now its Assistant Curator. He has held editorial positions at Columbia Journalism Review and Cabinet Magazine, and is currently expanding his practice into the design and product development of executive desk toys. Cooper is a graduate of Hampshire College.

Juliana Kei is a Master of Philosophy student in the Victoria and Albert Museum / Royal College of Art History of Design programme. Her research explores the role of tradition in post-war British architecture through an intellectual biography of Theo Crosby, a founding partner of the design firm Pentagram. In 2013 she worked as an Assistant Curator for the Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture. Kei practiced architecture in New York, London, and Tokyo prior to returning to Hong Kong, where she helped set up a satellite office for the Shenzhen- and Beijing-based architecture firm Urbanus from 2011–2013. Kei has taught at Columbia University and the University of Hong Kong, and is currently lecturing a course on critical and cultural studies at the University of Hertfordshire. Kei received her Master of Architecture from Columbia University and Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Hong Kong.

Organisation: M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, Design Trust

About M+
M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, we are building one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world, with a bold ambition to establish ourselves as one of the world’s leading cultural institutions. Our aim is to create a new kind of museum that reflects our unique time and place, a museum that builds on Hong Kong’s historic balance of the local and the international to define a distinctive and innovative voice for Asia’s twenty-first century.

About the West Kowloon Cultural District
Located on Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, the West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong. With a complex of theatres, performance spaces, and museums, the West Kowloon Cultural District will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances, and cultural events, as well as provide twenty-three hectares of public open space, including a two-kilometer waterfront promenade.

About Design Trust
Design Trust was established in 2014 by Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, a registered charity in Hong Kong since 2007, as a grant-funding platform. Design Trust supports creative projects that develop expertise and build research initiatives and content related to Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. Working across a multiplicity of design disciplines, from graphics, media, and architecture to the built environment, Design Trust aims to actively accelerate creative research, design, and the development of meaningful projects that advocate for the positive role of design.