“Design Trust: Critically Homemade” Micro-initiatives and City Culture took place at BODW on 5 December 2020 - a virtual design dialogue on the role of giving, making and new models of philanthropy. The Lead Curator, partners, designers and retailers shared on this panel about the Hong Kong micro-initiative from their unique context to support cultural invigoration and community resilience.
Together with speakers Mr. Donald Choi (Executive Director & Group CEO of Chinachem Group), Mr. Arnault Castel (Founder of kapok), Ms. Clara Brito (Creative Director, of Lines Lab) and Mr. Michael Young (Director of Michael Young Studio), Lead Curator of the micro-initiative and Co-Founder/ Executive Director of Design Trust, Marisa Yiu shared on the “Design Trust: Critically Homemade” micro-initiative and how through different means of giving, we can all participate in the the making and production of the city.
With the patronage and support of the community, DESIGN TRUST as a grant funding and community platform and registered charity has been supporting the community through grants, fellowships, mentor think-tank programmes and public dialogues. Focusing on content, research and design excellence, the foundation supports thought-provoking projects and initiatives. In the spirit of giving and philanthropy, DESIGN TRUST has supported over 130 grantees and fellows in the past 13 years. 2020 marks a year of challenges and innovation, through “Design Trust: Critically Homemade”, the foundation explores new models of philanthropy and concepts of circular making and giving. While the speakers share the feelings of uncertainties and anxiety of our current contexts, it is more important than ever to infuse hope and innovation through design and cultural collaborations.