Design Trust Futures Studio 2022 is launched. Building upon the spirit of Design Trust Futures Studio of the 2019 theme “Heritage is Innovation”, 2022’s edition will delve again into our rich heritage through crafting new dialogues around tradition and contemporary modes of cultural production. Curated by Marisa Yiu (Lead Curator/ Executive Director) with Lead Commissioning Partner Hong Kong Palace Museum and Programme Partner Project Twelve, esteemed mentors and mentees involved, the new theme focuses on "Heritage is Creative Generation" simultaneously challenging complex notions of inheriting and innovating to explore new synergies through experimentation, that pass on new meanings of our heritage onto future generations.
Twelve Hong Kong-based designers are empowered to research and reimagine a Chinese Zodiac by crafting new interpretations of past artifacts and sculptural objects with contemporary sensibilities. Together with Hong Kong Palace Museum, Design Trust Futures Studio explores creative making and sustainability of material craft in Hong Kong, within a global context, as well as the way we collaborate amid these challenging times.