Design Trust Seed Grantee Highlights

26. 3. 2021

 ‘After_’ by Design Trust Seed Grant recipient Nicole Andrianjaka de Surville, as well as her team at Zolima CityMag, brought together young writers, videographers and photographers to reflect on how Covid-19 has changed Hong Kong and its society from 22nd January to 10th February 2021. 

Mark your diary - Design Trust Seed Grant recipient, designer Toby Crispy will be hosting a series of online SLOW STiTCH workshops at the century-old Hong Kong heritage building Blue House from 27th to 28th March 2021. 

http://c0vid-n0t-g0v-hk.com/” by Ning-Ning

“Timeless” by Arhan Chhabra

“Disconnected Dialogues” by Mandy Lee Nip-man

 

What are the challenges posed by the pandemic? And what are the design opportunities to rethink society in the new era that comes after? This exhibition was on view at A.C.O. from 22nd January to 10th February 2021 to explore these questions through a collection of artworks, poems and stories created by 11 participants who have been working closely with mentors including poet-scholars Tammy Ho Lai-ming and Jason Polley, Videotage co-founder Ellen Pau, photojournalist May James, and Zolima CityMag managing editor Christopher DeWolf. To review, click here for more details.

 

 

“SLOW STITCH NOMAD” by Toby Crispy

Captured by Tseser Creative Studio

Design Trust Seed Grant recipient, designer Toby Crispy, is Hong Kong’s advocate of the SLOW STiTCH movement. She will be hosting a series of online workshops at the century-old Hong Kong heritage building Blue House from 27th to 28th March 2021, embarking on a creative and historical journey within Blue House’s renovated architecture and preserved historical residence. A backdrop of video and recordings of the former residents of the Blue House will complement Toby’s workshop, guiding participants to use needles and thread just as one uses pens and ink every day. Participants’ embroidery works will be sewn and unified into a memorable piece of public participatory collective creation that will be exhibited this May. 

 

Toby’s dedication to preserve sewing skills is reflected in ‘Hello Y’, her thoughtful prototype created for #DesignTrustCriticallyHomemade, where she transformed old clothes into something modern and new with glimpses of embroidered greenery. From participating in our DESIGN TRUST: CRITICALLY HOMEMADE prototype show last autumn, to her recent workshops at WOMANBOSS, Toby continues to inspire various communities and collaborators in different neighbourhoods around Hong Kong. Learn more of our grantee’s work in her recent article in https://www.obscura-magazine.com/all/columns/slow-stitch/blue-house/, and continue to support our NGO here: e-PopUp!