M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2019 Public Talk

29. 2. 2020

Due to Covid-19 outbreak, M+/ Design Trust Research Fellowship 2019 Public Lecture has been postponed. Please check this website and our social media for updates.

M+/ Design Trust Research Fellowship 2019 Public Talks

Date: 29 February 2020 (Saturday)

Time: 3–6 pm

Venue: Tang Shiu Kin Hall, St. Stephen’s College (22 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley, Hong Kong)

Language: English, with simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese


Yasmin Tri Aryani (M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow 2019)

Oliver Elser (M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow 2019)


Danny Wicaksono (Co-founder, Studio Dasar)

Patrick Hwang (Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong)


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

Marisa Yiu (Co-founder/ Executive Director, Design Trust)

2019 M+ / Design Trust Research Fellows — Oliver Elser and Yasmin Tri Aryani — will present the results of their research, illustrating the diversity of topics supported by the fellowship programme. Oliver Elser will look into Brutalist architecture in Hong Kong. Through juxtaposing buildings in Hong Kong with those in Mainland China and Taiwan, he attempts to unveil the cultural implications of Brutalism, especially within the realm of architectural discourse of the 1960s and 70s. Yasmin Tri Aryani will introduce the finding of how indigenous architecture has been instrumentalised in representing national identity, in relation to ethnic majorities and minorities in the country.

The two presentations will each be followed by a discussion and Q&A session.


Free admission, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance registration recommended.



Adverse Weather Arrangement:

Programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force 3 hours before the event starts.

About M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship

The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship programme supports original research projects investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Pearl River Delta region and Asia, and their relationship with other parts of the world. More details here