Message from Marisa Yiu, Co-Founder / Executive Director
Design Trust wishes you a happy new year with good health, energy and seasonal celebration with loved ones. We look forward to sustaining the spirit and power of collaboration to work together for the new year of 2022 and beyond. Looking at this year’s 2021 creative journey and now entering into a “new normal” or “post normal” with the uncertainties and challenges still from COVID-19, it reminds us how important our city’s history, community, creative resources, and the power of collective imagination, speed of collaboration to work together is prominent and strong. This is represented by the spirit of our recent Design Trust Gala 2021 that was held on 16th December 2021. Over the last eight years, Design Trust has built a strong community of creative individuals and collectives focusing on positioning Hong Kong as a leading centre of design in the region, as well as globally. We have supported and touched over 488 designer projects and programmes. Two of the four micro-parks: Yi Pei Square Playground and Portland Street Rest Garden as part of the programme “PLAY IS FOR THE PEOPLE” (2018) under the Design Trust Futures Studio (DTFS) initiative have been successively launched in April and September for the enjoyment of the public. Yi Pei Square Playground was selected as winner of DFA Design for Asia Awards 2021 Grand Award. All these accomplishments and recognition of the hard work of our design team, mentors and cross-collaborative efforts with government to local agencies inspires us to keep the positive momentum going.