Upcoming: M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2016 Public Talk

22. 2. 2017


In this public talk, the 2016 recipients of the M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship—Joseph Grima and the team of Juliana Kei and Daniel Cooper—will present the results of their research, illustrating the diversity of topics supported by the fellowship programme.

Kei and Cooper will introduce ‘76 Countries and One Administrative Zone: Hong Kong in World Expos’, focusing especially on the complex interactions of design, identity, and colonial expectations in Hong Kong’s participation in Expo ’70 in Osaka.

Building on his prominent work in the areas of open-source, decentralised, and non-hierarchical design, Joseph Grima presents ‘Open Design Archipelago’, and examines the new paradigms of design emerging in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta region, where the speed of innovation and iteration is unprecedented, the acts of design and production often coincide, and Western notions of intellectual property and copyright do not necessarily apply.

The two presentations will each be followed by a discussion and Q&A session.

4 March 2017 (Saturday)

4–6 pm

MakerHive (10/F, Cheung Hing Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong)

English (with English-Cantonese simultaneous interpretation)

Daniel Cooper, M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow 2016
Joseph Grima, M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow 2016
Juliana Kei, M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow 2016

Aric Chen, Lead Curator, Design and Architecture, M+
Shirley Surya, Associate Curator, Designer and Architecture, M+

Register here. Free admission, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance registration recommended.

m+@mplus.org.hk / +852 2200-0204


Adverse Weather Arrangement:
The talk will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force after 2pm of the event date.
*The organiser reserves the right to change the programme content and speakers. All changes will be announced on the website.

About the M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship
The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship is an initiative of M+, with the support and funding of the Hong Kong-based nonprofit Design Trust, an initiative of the non-profit Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design. The Fellowship supports high-level research in design and architectural history and contemporary issues relating to Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region, and their relationship to the rest of the world. Begun in 2015 with architectural historian Fan Ling as the inaugural Fellow, the programme will continue with Thomas Daniell in 2017.