DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade X MPAVILION Design Dialogue – tune in on Sunday, 28th March 2021

26. 3. 2021

2021 DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade X MPAVILION Design Dialogue as part of the Melbourne Design Week 2021 will be broadcast on Sunday, 28th March 2021. In collaboration with MPavilion under the theme of ‘Space: Experiments in Time’, this online event focuses on the act of creative collaborations under the pandemic lockdown and prompts questions around resiliency and collectivism under the DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade programme and its “rainbow D” universal symbol of hope across different continents.


DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade X MPAVILION Design Dialogue

Marisa Yiu, Lead Curator/Co-founder and Executive Director of Design Trust, will discuss with seven other speakers from Hong Kong, the Region and beyond about this community micro-initiative from their unique contexts to support cultural invigoration and community resilience, as well as their experimental creative efforts during the pandemic. The online event will be moderated by Jen Zielinska, Creative Director of MPavilion.

DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade is a micro-initiative curated by Marisa Yiu (Co-founder/Executive Director of Design Trust), as a part of an effort to alleviate the pandemic’s impact on Hong Kong’s design community and beyond, and to inspire creative collaboration in a time of physical distancing.


Lead Curator: Marisa Yiu (Co-Founder/Executive Director of Design Trust)
Frederic Gooris (Founder of Studio Gooris)
Hugh Davies (Postdoctoral Fellow in Design & Creative Practice of RMIT University)
Elaine Yan Ling Ng (Founder of The Fabrick Lab)
Fu Li (Executive Director of UV Architecture)
Yip Kai Chun, Myriem Alnet and Chan Chun Kit (Organisers of the Inter-island Festival)


Theme: Space: Experiments in Time
Broadcast Time: Sunday, 28th March 2021, 2pm (Hong Kong Time) / 5pm (Melbourne Time)
Moderator: Jen Zielinska (Creative Director of MPavilion)


Coincides with this online event, we are also excited to officially launch the DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Documentary. Available for viewing from 28th March onwards:

Selected works by participating designers are available for purchase with all proceeds supporting Design Trust’s ongoing mission. Visit our ePopUp to find out more!