30. 3. 2018

Design Dialogue: Het Nieuwe Instituut: Automated Landscapes | Architectures of Work without Workers

In celebration of Design Trust Grant Recipient Het Nieuwe Instituut’s exploration on the incursion of artificial intelligence and automation in built environment, “Automated Landscapes” presents their research on the emerging architectures and urbanisms of automated labour in the Pearl River Delta region. The evening also unravels how these changing conditions of labour influence the city and its inhabitants, through film screening and design dialogues; accompanied by cocktails and crazy golf!

19. 3. 2018

Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 Launches

Design Trust is pleased to announce Design Trust Futures Studio (DTFS) 2018, a long-term flagship programme initiated and conceptualized by Marisa Yiu, Co-founder, Executive Director of Design Trust. Following on the positive momentum of last year’s inaugural DTFS, this year’s programme will expand on DTFS 2017’s impact on public spaces and extend the conceptual micro-park […]

19. 3. 2018

Design Trust Futures Studio Public Lecture “Futures of Urban Parks: Principles, Prototypes and Policy”

Design Trust Futures Studio is pleased to present the “Future of Urban Parks: Principles, Prototypes and Policy”, a public lecture featuring internationally renowned architect Richard Hassell, Co-founder of WOHA, in dialogue with Hong Kong-based architects and sustainability experts.

15. 2. 2018

DESIGN TRUST CNY Greeting and Upcoming Events

Kung Hey Fat Choi! DESIGN TRUST wishes you happiness, good health and lasting prosperity in the Year of the Dog. Thank you for your continuous support and we look forward to another exciting and creative year ahead! To kick-start the Lunar New Year, we have a range of stimulating and exciting events this March: on […]

28. 12. 2017

Upcoming: Design Trust Grant Recipient Hetero-HK’s exhibition opens for UABB Hong Kong 2017

Design Trust Grant Recipient Hetero-HK launches their cross-disciplinary experiment on 29 December 2017. An architecture X literature X theatre collaboration for the HK-SZ Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB 2017). A series of events are set in neglected edges and gaps of North Point generated out of research and reuse of urban voids to reinterpret Hong Kong’s contemporary conditions – heterogeneity, disappearance and permanent transition.

28. 12. 2017

Design Trust Futures Studio Highlights

The Design Trust Futures Studio Exhibition concluded the ten-month journey of our first DTFS programme where our designer-mentees worked alongside world-renowned mentors and advisors on the theme “SMALL IS MEANINGFUL”, creating a series of intriguing research output and innovative concepts on micro-parks for Hong Kong.

28. 12. 2017

Inaugural Design Trust/ RCA Fellowship Announcement

The Design Trust and the Royal College of Art are delighted to announce Mina Song as the inaugural Design Trust/ RCA Fellow in Design Curation. As the inaugural Design Trust/ RCA Fellow in Design Curation, Mina will join the RCA for twelve months, where she will focus on acquiring curatorial strategies that bring designers and design methods into public art frameworks in Hong Kong, as part of a toolkit for cultural commissioning in the public realm.

28. 12. 2017

Design Trust Grant Recipients at Design Society

The grand opening of Design Society marks the unveiling of new works created by Design Trust Grant Recipients Sky Yutaka and Stickyline. Also housed in Fumihiko Maki’s brand-new architecture is V&A Museum’s first gallery in China at the Design Society, where Design Trust Grant Recipients Brendan Cormier and Luisa E. Mengoni, as well as Design Trust Futures Studio Mentor Sam Jacob celebrated their exhibition “Values of Design”.

28. 12. 2017

2017 October Design Trust Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Design Trust Grant Recipients of the recent October 2017 cycle: Lo Koon Man, Studio Florian + Christine’s Florian Wegenast and Christine Lew, and the team of An Xiao Mina and Jan Chipchase. The awarded grants span a diverse range of projects from a multi-functional Tuk Tuk as a revolutionary cultural hub; the re-imagination of local and unused waste materials; and an investigation of the fidget spinner. Our next grant application deadline is 20th January 2018.

28. 12. 2017

Holiday Greetings from Design Trust

2017 marks our 10th year milestone of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design. The Design Trust team reflects on this year’s incredible journey including our new flagship programme Design Trust Futures Studio, and inaugural partnership with the RCA in London. We are also looking forward to another exciting year ahead with new initiatives that will look at critical making and heritage. Design Trust is dedicated to stimulating the positive process of design in the PRD and internationally.