After eight years since the establishment of Design Trust, an initiative of Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, finally opens its first physical space, Design Trust Studio, in Hong Kong, to expand on community outreach, grantee archive and showcase of the visionary work of grantees and mentees in this 1500 sq. ft. multi-functional space. This would not be possible without the generous gift from Ms. Elizabeth Chu, Board Member and former Trustee, with further support from Mr. Kamsen Lau, Chairman of the Board, and Ms. Denise Lau, Board Member, as well as continuing commitment from leadership team members: Ms. Marisa Yiu, Mr. Alan Lo, Ms. Joyce Tam, Mr. Ivan Pun, Ms. Gabriela Kennedy and Mr. Jonathan Cheung, alongside all Trustees.
“The year 2022 represents so much for all of us” Marisa Yiu, the Co-Founder/ Executive Director of Design Trust says, “a year of challenges, ongoing pressures of the environment, health and wellbeing; yet, it has also demonstrated an energetic restoration of our community’s strength to come together, and remain optimistic through creative collaboration. Design has the role to knit communities together, openly, and cultural collaboration especially across borders whether physical and virtual. I remain optimistic for us here in Hong Kong, our region and our role and cannot express how grateful we are for all the community coming together to support what we do, and especially to Ms. Elizabeth Chu for her generosity to shape our future with a permanent home”.