• 2021.05 - 2021.07

    "Brand New Youth" Special Tour

    “Youth” usually associates with being young physically, but it becomes more popular to associate with people with a young heart. Our interpretation of being young does not mean age only, but a young state of mind. With a younger mindset, everyone can have a youthful life.

    “Brand New Youth”, as the exhibition of Hong Kong Design Spectrum, designs a space to freeze the time of youth. The exhibition reveals collections of good and everlasting designs that never fade.

    This is an intergenerational exhibition that we welcome kids and adults to experience the “Future Us”, to step into the shoes of our seniors and understand them physically and mentally. You may explore the classic and heartfelt designs, passing on stories of the grey-haired, and appreciate the thoughtful designs for the elderly nowadays. The exhibition allows you, from across generations, to exchange the power of youth and wisdom from good designs.

    DATE & TIME

    2021.05 - 2021.07
  • 2021.07.10

    【Brand New Youth - Design Workshop】IDK Design Thinking Workshop: “A Tale of Two Generations” Interactive Theatre

    The session of 02.07.2021 (Fri) 3:00pm – 5:30pm has been POSTPONED to 10.07.2021 (Sat) 10:30am – 1:00pm. Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 3793 8479 or via email to info@designspectrum.hk

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    Empathy is at the heart of Design Thinking. This workshop is an interactive journey for you to experience a variety of elderly needs, focusing on empathy as the basis to foster intergenerational communication. The interactive theatre brings you into daily scenarios of young and old, where audience can co-create their desired endings. Participants might also immerse in an 80-year-old’s experience by trying out an elderly simulation suit, for an understanding of daily painpoints faced by the elderly.

    Remarks: The elderly simulation suit may not be suitable for all participants due to its weight. As a result, staff would arrange this experience session in light of the actual circumstances.

    Design Spectrum x IDK Design Thinking Workshop Series

    The workshop series aims to explore the inspirations brought by visionaries behind Design Spectrum’s concurrent exhibitions, and to re-discover the connections between Design, Creativity and Innovation.

    About Institute of Design Knowledge (IDK)

    The Institute of Design Knowledge (IDK) imparts design knowledge and innovation training to enhance the competitiveness of local industries by exploring, developing and sustaining innovative approaches in the workplace.

    DATE & TIME

    10.07.2021 / 10:30am - 1:00pm / 3:00pm – 5:30pm

    Target

    Parents & Kids and Public

    Age

    [Kids] 8 - 10
  • 2021.07.07

    【Brand New Youth - Design Sharing】- Sharing: Dear Future Us

    This sharing has been POSTPONED to 07.07.2021 (Wed) 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 3793 8479 or via email to info@designspectrum.hk

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    A number of designers and start-ups serving the elderly will also be invited to “Dear Future Us” Sharing Session to divulge their experiences and introduce their unique designs for the “Brand New Youth”.

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    2021.07.07 / 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    Moderator

    OHMYKIDS

    Target

    Public
  • 2021.06.19-20

    【Brand New Youth - Design Workshop】Chinese Style Bibs-making Workshop

    In this 3-hour bibs-making workshop, instructors will briefly introduce how we actualise innovative products in response to elderlies’ and disables’ need on clothings.

    By following instructors’ guidance, participants will complete a set of Chinese style bibs with Chinese buttons & custom-made embroidered patches. Give your beloved one a chic & functional gift or you can donate it to people in need!

    VENUE

    2/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    19.06.2021 / 10:30am –1:30pm /
    3:00pm – 6:00pm
    20.06.2021 / 10:30am –1:30pm

    Target

    Public

    Age

    6 or above
  • 2021.05.22

    【Brand New Youth - Design Workshop】'This is not a stool’ making workshop

    The classic round folding stool has never been a single function and is full of plasticity. It is a tribute to it when we take it as an inspiration root to start developing something else .

    In the event, through sharing some basic woodworking skills and methods by instructor Ng Ka Chun from Mudwork, participants would be able to transform the folding stool into a ‘small musical instrument’ with personal characteristics, making it not only for sitting but also producing music and fun.

    Remarks: All works made by participants will be owned by Design Spectrum and Design Spectrum will select two or three pieces of works for display during the exhibition period.

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    22.05.2021 / 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Target

    Public

    Age

    18 or above
  • 2021.04.04

    【Play Lives - Design Festival】RC Car Workshop

    The “RC Car Workshop” and its waiting list are fully booked. Thank you for your support! If you have already registered on the waiting list, we will contact you when places become available!
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    If you want to meet up with friends and have fun with radio control cars when you are outside school or work, it is easier said than done, don’t even say play it in the public space.

    In this workshop, “rcMart” will provide various radio control car models and equipment, and basic operating skills will be taught by the instructor, leading the participants to freely run on the track with unique play devices.

    VENUE

    Public Open Space

    DATE & TIME

    04.04.2021 / 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Target

    Public

    Age

    5 or above
  • 2021.04.04

    【Play Lives - Design Festival】Balance Bike Workshop

    The “Balance Bike Workshop” and its waiting list are fully booked. Thank you for your support! If you have already registered on the waiting list, we will contact you when places become available!
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    “Balancing” can be said to be an essential stage for every child’s growth. Is it an unforgettable experience for children to play in a public space with different ramps and slopes?

    In the workshop, “Jollymap” will provide several balance bikes and safety equipment, and lead the participants to try different levels of balance training with various play devices in order to share and learn from each other.

    Remarks:

    1. Balance bikes and helmets will be provided by Jollymap.

    2. Please wear appropriate clothing for the workshop.

    VENUE

    Public Open Space

    DATE & TIME

    04.04.2021 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Target

    Suitable for children between ages 3 - 5 (Each child should be accompanied by a guardian)

    Age

    3 - 5
  • 2021.04.04

    【Play Lives - Design Festival】Wanchai Exploration Workshop

    Apart from the familiar rest spaces such as Southorn Stadium and Wan Chai Park, are there other remaining but forgotten rest spaces in Wan Chai?

    The workshop will be held in the form of an exploratory group. The Wan Chai neighbourhood and St. James’s Group will collaborate to plan and create community maps. Participants will be introduced to walk around the unpopular open spaces, so that they can make new suggestions for improvement afterwards.

    VENUE

    Room 311

    DATE & TIME

    04.04.2021 / 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Target

    Public

    Age

    12 or above
  • 2021.04.03-04.04

    【Play Lives - Design Festival】Toymaking Playshop

    The “Toymaking Playshop” (03.04.2021 3:00pm – 4:00pm / 4:30pm – 5:30pm and 04.04.2021 / 3:00pm – 4:00pm) and its waiting list are fully booked. Thank you for your support! If you have already registered on the waiting list on the above sessions, we will contact you when places become available!

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    The Toymaking Playshop will allow visitors to create toys from simple materials. A lucky draw from a capsule vending machine will direct visitors to specific components, including PLA plastic clips manufactured on site by a tabletop 3D printer, and other biodegradable toy parts, to assemble a simple plaything for keeps and intergenerational play.

    Remarks: Instructor will teach participants to make simple playthings, including fishpole, pinwheel and flutterfly streamer. If participants have visited PLAY LIVES exhibition before, you may have already made the same plaything.

    VENUE

    Room 301

    DATE & TIME

    03.04.2021 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm /
    4:30pm - 5:30pm
    04.04.2021 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm /
    4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Target

    Children aged 6 to 10

    Age

    6 - 10
  • 2021.04.03

    【Play Lives - Design Festival】Play Yoga Workshop

    General public is familiar with the knowledge and effects of Yoga, but it is generally believed that yoga is limited to indoor yoga mats. In fact, some play devices can also be used for Yoga as auxiliary tools in public spaces. You can gain fun while you are physically and mentally comfortable too! Do you want to find out the potential functions of play devices as to let your creative juices flow?

    In the workshop, a certified yoga instructor will lead children and adults to explore the fun of yoga practice in a playful way from an alternative perspective.

    Remarks: Please wear appropriate clothing for the workshop.

    DATE & TIME

    2021.04.03 /
    3:00pm - 4:30pm / 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • 2021.04.03

    【Play Lives - Design Festival】Creative Play Workshop

    The “Creative Play Workshop” and its waiting list are fully booked. Thank you for your support! If you have already registered on the waiting list, we will contact you when places become available!
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    Children’s imaginations about play are far more than the ordinary adults, because they have not been restricted by social conventions. Children are willing to have unconstrained imaginations and dare to explore and practice.

    In the workshop series as initiated by team of Making on Loft between late Feb and early March, a group of P.5 students will lead the participants step into the game world created by them. The students have used various materials and toolkit to design and create different games in the previous “Creative Play Logbook” online activities, and they used pictures and text for records. Let’s experience a game that doesn’t focus on logic, but cares about simple happiness!

    VENUE

    Public Open Space

    DATE & TIME

    03.04.2021 / 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Target

    Suitable for children between ages 8 - 12 (Each child should be accompanied by a guardian)

    Age

    8 - 12
  • 2021.03.21

    【Play Lives - Design Workshop】The Forbidden Fruit Workshop

    The Forbidden Fruit playshop invites participants to confront the challenges Adam and Eve once faced just being… inquisitive. Focusing on our addiction to infotainment, Deep Food’s altered cutlery kits and artificial fruit banquet playset Forbidden Fruit seduces users to engage in a ritual to differentiate our appetite for knowledge from our lust for entertainment. Players assemble the play kit’s clips, joints, and cutlery into utensils to consume a reconstituted ‘Forbidden Fruit’ hanging from a stand as if it were from a tree. Players harness construction and imagination play in their challenge consuming the fruit, thus actualising the consequences Adam and Eve faced in their transgression of a taboo.

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    21.03.2021 /
    2:00pm - 3:00pm / 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Target

    Public

    Age

    16 or above
  • 2021.03.13

    【Play Lives - Design Workshop】Shadow Art Workshop using Found Objects

    Using found object as a symbol – from their social history to art practise: this workshop is to observe around your surrounding and look for objects (e.g. fallen leaves and flowers on street, recycle materials from recycle bin, newspaper, or snacks from the tuckshop, etc) At the end of the workshop, you can have your own shadow art, learning the Relationship between shadow and material itself; also to practically connect a light circuit with batteries.

    VENUE

    4/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    13.03.2021 / 2:30pm - 5:30pm

    Target

    Public

    Age

    15 or above
  • 2021.02 - 2021.04

    【Play Lives】Public Guided Tour

    Play is useless. Play is good. Everybody plays. Not all the time. So what is play? How do we design for play? Enter the rabbit hole: toying with the concept of play as a positive agent in people’s lives, the PLAY LIVES exhibition takes visitors through design for play’s wonderland.

    DATE & TIME

    2021.02 - 2021.04
  • 2021.02.27

    【Play Lives - Design Workshop】Handmade Rubber Stamp Workshop (B)

    Using rubber and art knife, you may also create your own handmade rubber stamp. With the art knife, you can draw on the rubber and cut the excess part out to turn the rubber into a stamp. In this workshop, participants can learn the basic techniques to make a rubber stamp. As the rubber stamp is made by hand, it is not only used for printing, but it also interprets different stories which is unable to be found in those stamps made by machine.

    VENUE

    4/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    27.02.2021 / 3:00pm-5:00pm

    Target

    Public

    Age

    12 or above

    Instructor

    DIYJason
  • 2021.02.27

    【Play Lives - Design Workshop】Handmade Rubber Stamp Workshop (A)

    Using rubber and art knife, you may also create your own handmade rubber stamp. With the art knife, you can draw on the rubber and cut the excess part out to turn the rubber into a stamp. In this workshop, participants can learn the basic techniques to make a rubber stamp. As the rubber stamp is made by hand, it is not only used for printing, but it also interprets different stories which is unable to be found in those stamps made by machine.

    VENUE

    4/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    27.02.2021 / 11:00am-1:00pm

    Target

    Public

    Age

    12 or above

    Instructor

    DIYJason
  • 2021.02.06

    【Play Lives - Design Workshop】A Whimsical Adventure Begins – Stones, branches & leaves

    This workshop has been POSTPONED to 06.02.2021 (Sat) 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 3793 8479 or via email to info@designspectrum.hk

    Set within a playful and whimsical scenario inspired by nature, the Stones, Branches & Leaves workshop promotes visual poetry through creative exploration of the environment. It offers participants an alternative lens to inquire into the natural world and reveal the value of overlooked resources. Participants will manipulate a quirky selection of natural objects and imbue them with distinct personalities; reflecting our humanity as we interact with the natural landscape. Through an engaging process of discussion, imagination, material experimentation and story-making, the workshop encourages participants to develop personal storylines, intriguing images, and poetic visual narratives in the form of hands-on crafts, drawings, stencils, and short essays weaving speculation into reality. The workshop thus aims to stimulate informal conversations about pro-environmental consciousness and humans’ place on our planet.

    VENUE

    Room 305 & 307, 3/F

    DATE & TIME

    06.02.2021 / 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Target

    Public

    Age

    8 or above
  • 2021.01.16

    【Play Lives - Design Workshop】Flipping the Town, Upside Down

    Flipping the town, upside down, participants will be encouraged to discuss innovative recreation activities in HK, explore Wan Chai, document their urban trip, and identify in the district opportunity for city play. They will be invited to propose quirky journeys of urban discovery and design sustainable gameplay systems privileging local production and consumption. Participants will draw from a design approach harnessing cultural, player, environment, business, and experience factors to inform their creative and communication processes. Mapping intergenerational leisure contexts, they will define recreation in terms of socially engaging activities. They will consider local makers’ production systems for the manufacturing of tools for play and leverage mobile media’s playfulness while staying away from propositions that quantify performance, to promote play – for culture’s sake.

    *The best two to three pieces of work made by the participants will be selected for display during the design exhibition themed “PLAY LIVES” from February to April 2021.

    Special thanks: PolyU HKCC and Hong Kong House of Stories

    VENUE

    Room 305 & 307

    DATE & TIME

    16.01.2021 / 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • 2021.01.09

    【Play Lives - Design Workshop】
    Tangible Programming

    This workshop aims to promote fundamental STEAM programming skills applicable in design for play. We invite kids to manipulate and experiment with a set of customized electronic blocks to understand basic computing concepts and make use of their imagination to generate ideas for application in interactive toys or to enhance the experience of playground games. Playing with various inputs from sensors, logic decision processes, and output devices such as motors and LEDs, participants will explore possible combinations, have fun, and interact with their workshop peers.

    *The best two to three pieces of work made by the participants will be selected for display during the design exhibition themed “PLAY LIVES” from February to April 2021.

    VENUE

    Room 305 & 307

    DATE & TIME

    2021.01.09 / 10:30am - 1:30pm

    Target

    Public

    Age

    12 or above
  • 2021.01.30

    【Play Lives - Design Workshop】Balloon-powered Trash Racers

    2020 has recast peoples’ lives the world over. As the outbreak of the COVID-19 forced families to confine themselves to their homes, so has consumption of take-aways delivered in disposable packaging shot through the roof, polluting the world with mountains of solid waste and spoiling our future. In this workshop, competing participants will create and experiment with personalised balloon-powered racers made from domestic waste to race their way out of the trash. Fasten your seatbelt, escape this trash world!

    VENUE

    Room 305 & 307, 3/F

    DATE & TIME

    30.01.2021 / 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Target

    Public

    Age

    8 or above
  • 2020.12.20

    【Play Lives - Design Workshop】Hackshop

    In the Hackshop participants reverse-engineer simple toy robots and use found materials to build working artificial play companions. The engaging, stream-of-consciousness creative process promotes basic mechatronic STEAM knowledge through play with whimsy movements and character narratives. Favouring nonsense, economy of means, and chance aesthetics, outcomes reveal the stuff dreams are made of – a quirky expression of the collective consciousness. Blending surrealist art and science, participants experiment with a fantasy playbook of future existence, including identity, technology, and the environment. The experience ends with a ‘critter-catwalk’, where participants are encouraged to deploy humour, storytelling, and showmanship in the presentation of their creation to the group.

    *The best two to three pieces of work made by the participants will be selected for display during the design exhibition themed “PLAY LIVES” from February to April 2021.

    VENUE

    Room 305 & 307

    DATE & TIME

    20.12.2020 / 1:00pm-5:30pm

    Target

    Public

    Age

    15 or above
  • 2020.11.21

    【Play Lives - Parents & Kids Workshop】Monster Transformation

    Monster Mom has a stomachache and seems to have eaten the wrong thing. She cannot go out to find food for lunch today. What should we do? Monster babies are going to help. We found an apple tree, but the tree grew so high we can’t reach for the apples. Let’s transform together!

    STICKYLINE invites children ages five to seven and their parents to join their monster transformation workshop. Using paper geometry as wearable accessories, children and parents will transform into little monsters and pick apples together from the tree.

    VENUE

    Room 303 & 305, 3/F

    DATE & TIME

    21.11.2020 / 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Target

    Suitable for children between aged 5 - 7 (Each child should be accompanied by a guardian)
  • 2020.11.01

    IDK Design Thinking Workshops:
    Designing through Play (2)

    Idea Generation through Play (with the LEGO® Serious Play® Method)

    Human’s ability to play enables us to communicate with our world via different senses – it also allows us to sharpen our sensory skills to create and design our futures. In the upcoming workshops brought to you by the Institute of Design Knowledge (IDK), join us to have a taste of how to “think with your hands” by using the LEGO® Serious Play® Method in two important aspects of Design Thinking: visual storytelling and idea generation.

    ***Each participant will use a brand-new LSP Window Exploration Set (take it home to continue the journey)

    VENUE

    Room 301 & 303, 3/F

    DATE & TIME

    01.11.2020 / 2pm - 4pm

    Target

    Practitioners in design or creative industry

    Age

    18+
  • 2020.10.31

    IDK Design Thinking Workshops:
    Designing through Play (1)

    Visual Storytelling through Play (with the LEGO® Serious Play® Method)

    Human’s ability to play enables us to communicate with our world via different senses – it also allows us to sharpen our sensory skills to create and design our futures. In the upcoming workshops brought to you by the Institute of Design Knowledge (IDK), join us to have a taste of how to “think with your hands” by using the LEGO® Serious Play® Method in two important aspects of Design Thinking: visual storytelling and idea generation.

    ***Each participant will use a brand-new LSP Window Exploration Set (take it home to continue the journey)

    VENUE

    Room 301 & 303, 3/F

    DATE & TIME

    31.10.2020 / 2pm - 4pm

    Target Audience

    Anyone interested in exploring visual storytelling

    Age

    18+
  • 2020.7.4

    Herb Propagation Workshop x Discover the World of Oolong Tea

    Herb Propagation Workshop is now cross over with Tea Class into one! This workshop will be divided into two parts. In first part, participants will learn how soil mixture affects the plant and how to take care of their herb pots at home. In the second part, participants will be guided through by BASAO’s tea sommelier team to appreciate 3 types of oolong teas from The Mainland and Taiwan. For these two special classes, herbal tea elements will also be added in!

    VENUE

    3/F

    DATE & TIME

    4.7.2020/ 10:30am - 1pm /
    4.7.2020/ 2:30pm - 5pm
  • 2020.6.24 / 2020.7.14

    Discover the World of Oolong Tea

    Sitting between black and green tea, oolong tea mightn’t be as far-famed as its fellow Camellia sinensis family, yet it packs a punch in terms of variety and flavour.

    During the workshop, participants will be guided through by BASAO’s tea sommelier team to appreciate 3 types of oolong teas from The Mainland and Taiwan, which represent the character from its origin.

    VENUE

    Room 301, 3/F

    DATE & TIME

    24.6.2020/ 7pm - 8pm /
    14.7.2020/ 7pm - 8pm
  • 2020.6.20 - 6.23

    “Beginning From A Simple Bowl Of Tea” Experience Workshop

    Through the “Beginning From A Simple Bowl Of Tea” Experience Workshop, participants intend to unload the stress from daily routine, and focus wholly on “a bowl of tea” in front of you. Being aware only to the water and the tea leaves, watching the leaves unfold like a blossom, feeling the aroma and taste changing in your nose and mouth, and experience the fluidity of life in nature.

    Co-curator Lee Chi Wing and his Milk Design team, have particularly created a tea space for the workshop to lead people to experience the tea ceremony from a different angle with a new and fresh sensation.

    DATE & TIME

    20.6.2020/ 2:30pm - 4pm /
    21.6.2020/ 11am - 12:30pm / 2:30pm - 4pm /
    22.6.2020/ 7:15pm - 8:30pm /
    23.6.2020/ 7:15pm - 8:30pm
  • 2020.6.18

    In Harmony: The Way of Tea Sharing

    The sharing will invite local designers to share their experience and thoughts in different perspectives, including aesthetics and the relationship between human and nature. It will be moderated by Co-curators, Amy Chow and Lee Chi Wing.

    Remarks:

    The Sharing will be conducted in online platform.

     

    DATE & TIME

    18.6.2020 / 6:30pm - 8pm
  • 2020.5.31 & 7.5

    White Clay Tea Cups Pinching Workshop & Tea-Tasting II

    In this workshop, two young HK-based ceramics artists Ryan Hui and Wy Lee from TOKI NASHIKI, will teach participants how to pinch tea cups with white clay. After finishing the tea cups, participants will be invited to join Part II and bring a friend of them to the tea-tasting session, to share the joy of tea-tasting with their own works.

    *Participants are required to attend both workshop and tea-tasting. In Part II tea-tasting, participants are also required to bring a friend of their own to join the tea-tasting together.

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    31.5.2020/ 2:30pm - 5:30pm &
    5.7.2020/ 4pm - 5pm
  • 2020.5.31 & 7.5

    White Clay Tea Cups Pinching Workshop & Tea-Tasting I

    In this workshop, two young HK-based ceramics artists Ryan Hui and Wy Lee from TOKI NASHIKI, will teach participants how to pinch tea cups with white clay. After finishing the tea cups, participants will be invited to join Part II and bring a friend of them to the tea-tasting session, to share the joy of tea-tasting with their own works.

    *Participants are required to attend both workshop and tea-tasting. In Part II tea-tasting, participants are also required to bring a friend of their own to join the tea-tasting together.

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    31.5.2020/ 10am - 1pm &
    5.7.2020/ 2pm - 3pm
  • 2020.5 - 2020.7

    Public Guided Tour

    Join us to explore Design Spectrum! Surrounded by the unique ambience of 7 Mallory Street, you will be on a stroll around G/F Showcase & 3/F Gallery in this Guided Tour. Our docent will lead you to understand our design exhibition and shed light on the creative concepts behind the exhibits.

    DATE & TIME

    2020.5 - 2020.7
  • 2020.5.23 & 5.24

    IDK Design Thinking Workshop: Mindfulness and Life Design

    In Chinese traditions, tea is medium of meditation as well as social interaction. In this workshop, we will explore how we could apply design on life management. You will practice tools and thought exercises about life design and applying Design Thinking as a mindset to understand yourself better and finding coherency in life.

    *The content of both sessions on 23 and 24 May is identical.

    VENUE

    Room 311, 3/F

    DATE & TIME

    23 & 24.5.2020/ 2pm - 5pm

    Difficulty

    Beginner

    Format

    Short lectures with supplementary exercises

    Guest Speaker

    Joseph Lei

    Target Audience

    Anyone who are interested in building forward their work and lives, especially students, people in the workforce and retirees
  • 2020.5.24 5.30 & 5.31

    Herb Propagation Workshop

    In this workshop, participants will learn how to take care of their herb pots at home. Knowledge to be shared includes learning how herbs grow and how soil mixture affects it. In the end of the workshop, it is hoped that every participant can learn more practical skills in taking care of their herb pots at home and add more flavours into their dishes and life.

    Every participant will have a herb pot.

    *30-minute exhibition guided tour will be included.

    DATE & TIME

    24.5.2020/ 11am - 1pm /
    30.5.2020/ 2pm - 4pm /
    31.5.2020/ 11am - 1pm
  • 2020.1.10

    Design Spectrum x MOViE MOViE: The Last Stitch

    “The Last Stitch” is the documentary telling a local family featuring three generations of tailors and their overseas journeys. The story of the cheongsam takes the audiences from Shanghai to Hong Kong and Toronto, reflecting the history of the Chinese diaspora and the decline of traditional tailoring.

    -This screening is an extended activity of MOViE MOViE Life is Art 2019.

    VENUE

    G/F, Public Open Space

    DATE & TIME

    10.1.2020 / 7pm – 8:30pm

    Length

    70 minutes
  • 2020.1.5

    Embroidery Bird Workshop for Parents & Kids

    Embroidery Workshop for Parents & Kids will inspire the imagination of both parents & kids to create their own picture of bird, using the techniques of both drawing and embroidery.

    Instructors will guide the participants to create their own work by teaching them the skills of stitching and stimulating their creativity, in which both parents & kids will have a whole new experience between drawing and embroidery, craft and design!

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    5.1.2020 / 10:30am – 1pm

    Target

    Suitable for children between ages 6 - 10 (Each child should be accompanied by a guardian)
  • 2019.12.21

    IDK Design Thinking Workshop: Designing Lifestyle Experiences through Play

    How might we design lifestyle experiences through play? Join us for a team-based innovation storytelling game Proto to reimagine new, human centred lifestyle experiences. After all, design thinking and innovation should be fun!

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    21.12.2019 / 10am – 1pm

    Guest Speaker

    Vince Siu
  • 2019.12.14

    Crafting with Brass Design Workshop

    Design Spectrum has invited a local young designer and artist, Niko Leung to share the delight of craftmanship with participants. During the workshop, participants will DIY a mini labyrinth toy by making use of the brass. Not only they will be able to design the paths of their own labyrinth, but to learn the techniques and the variability of material through the process of creation and design, which will be definitely fun!

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    14.12.2019 / 10:30am - 1pm

    Instructor

    Niko Leung
  • 2019.12 - 2020.2

    Public Guided Tour

    Join us to explore Design Spectrum! Surrounded by the unique ambience of 7 Mallory Street, you will be on a stroll around G/F Showcase & 3/F Gallery in this Guided Tour. Our docent will lead you to understand our design exhibition and shed light on the creative concepts behind the exhibits.

    DATE & TIME

    2019.12 - 2020.2
  • 2019.11.16

    IDK Design Thinking Workshop: The Art of Communication

    The art of communication is particularly important in the design process. In this workshop, you will re-imagine the norm of communicating ideas and concepts, via embracing peer collaboration and co-creation.

    Design Spectrum x IDK Design Thinking Workshop Series

    The workshop series aims to explore the inspirations brought by visionaries behind Design Spectrum’s concurrent exhibitions, and to re-discover the connections between Design, Creativity and Innovation.

    About Institute of Design Knowledge (IDK)

    The Institute of Design Knowledge (IDK) imparts design knowledge and innovation training to enhance the competitiveness of local industries by exploring, developing and sustaining innovative approaches in the workplace.

    VENUE

    2/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    16.11.2019 / 10am - 1pm

    Difficulty

    Beginner

    Format

    Short lectures & group exercises

    Guest Speaker

    Renatus Wu

    Target Audience

    Designers, students and anyone interested in Graphic Design and Story-telling
  • 2019.11.10

    Bamboo Slip Co-Creation

    Nowadays, books are made of papers, while before the invention of papermaking, they were made of bamboo slips.

    Bamboo slip is made by binding bamboo strips one by one using a thread, with characters, images or specific symbols written on it. Through the process of creation, it is not only strengthening the problem-solving skills, but also the imagination and creativity of kids will be greatly inspired.

    Experience includes:

    • Inspiring the creativity of kids through designing the bamboo slips;
    • Utilizing the kids’ imagination towards characters and symbols;
    • Exploring the way of knitting using a thread;
    • Appreciating the Oracle characters and seal scripts;
    • Developing the kids’ sense the arts.

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    10.11.2019 / 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Target

    Suitable for children aged 7-10 (accompanied by a guardian)
  • 2019.11.2

    Make Your Own Zine!

    “Make Your Own Zine” invites renowned Hong Kong graphic designer Benny Au to explore with participants the interesting process of making a book.  Express yourself through countless possibilities in content selection, layout design and even binding techniques.  Make a zine that speaks for you!

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    2.11.2019 / 11am - 1pm

    Instructor

    Benny Au
  • 2019.10.25

    Screening

    How does language shape identity? What role does handwriting play in the digital age? “Hanzi” is a feature-length documentary exploring the relationship between reading and daily life through the lens of modern Chinese typography, by interviewing various font designers, including Akira Kobayashi, a Japanese renowned Roman font designer and Sammy Or, a veteran Chinese font designer based in Hong Kong. You should not miss our first Screening if you are interested in figuring out the answer!

    VENUE

    Public Open Space

    DATE & TIME

    25.10.2019 / 7:30pm - 9pm
  • 2019.10 - 2019.11

    Public Guided Tour

    Join us to explore Design Spectrum! Surrounded by the unique ambience of 7 Mallory Street, you will be on a stroll around G/F Showcase & 3/F Gallery in this Guided Tour. Our docent will lead you to understand our design exhibition and shed light on the creative concepts behind the exhibits.

    DATE & TIME

    2019.10 - 2019.11
  • 17.10.2019

    Designer Sharing: Open Page: The Art of The Creative Process

    Five local young designers, namely Chan Hei Shing, Orange Chan, Roger Ng, Renatus Wu and Sunny Yuen, will co-present the “Designer Sharing: Open Page: The Art of The Creative Process” to share their creative concept of publication design and establish a cultural platform for dialogue exchange to stimulate thinking.

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    17.10.2019 / 7pm - 8:30pm
  • 2019.08.24

    Design Lifestyle Workshop

    Do you know what is “Wan Chai Flavour”? What is the impression Wan Chai community in your mind? Three local young designers Aries Sin, Xavier Tsang & Maggie Tse will conduct a playful yet experimental workshop at 7 Mallory Street in Wan Chai. You will be taught to design & create a tailor-made table-décor through hand-made knitting with your personal “Wan Chai Flavour” mixed in it!

    Join us and bring the “One and Only One” Wan Chai Flavour back to home!

    Remarks: The registration is on a first come, first served basis. Successful applicants will be notified by email confirmation.

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    24.08.2019 / 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • 2019.08.10

    IDK Design Thinking Workshop: Materials Inspired by Nature

    Ever wonder how you can innovate with Design Thinking? In this workshop, you can learn from Institute of Design Knowledge (IDK) the problem-solving approach and explore new material possibilities via co-design process.

    Format:  Short lectures & group exercises
    Difficulty: Beginner
    Target: Designers, students and people interested in Materials and Design

    Registration on a first-come-first-served basis

    Design Spectrum x IDK Design Thinking Workshop Series

    The workshop series aims to explore the inspirations brought by visionaries behind Design Spectrum’s concurrent exhibitions, and to re-discover the connections between Design, Creativity and Innovation.

    About Institute of Design Knowledge (IDK)

    The Institute of Design Knowledge (IDK) imparts design knowledge and innovation training to enhance the competitiveness of local industries by exploring, developing and sustaining innovative approaches in the workplace.

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    10.08.2019 / 2:30pm – 5:30pm
  • 2019.07.25

    Designer Sharing – Material Modernity

    Join us if you want to know the interesting stories between design and materials of bamboo, paper and wood. Mr. Zhang Lei, founder of Pinwu Studio from Hangzhou and Mr. Freeman Lau, renowned Hong Kong designer will share their experiences in material world.

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    25.07.2019 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • 2019.07
    — 2019.08

    Public Guided Tour

    Join us to explore Design Spectrum! Surrounded by the unique ambience of 7 Mallory Street, you will be on a stroll around G/F Showcase & 3/F Gallery in this Guided Tour. Our docent will lead you to understand our design exhibition and shed light on the creative concepts behind the exhibits.

  • 2019.07.20

    Sun Tanning Design Workshop II

    An interesting design experience to see how sunlight can generate natural creations and ideas surrounds us! Come and join the workshops hosted by Taiwan designer Richard Wang, to DIY your sun tanning object!

  • 2019.07.20

    Sun Tanning Design Workshop I

    An interesting design experience to see how sunlight can generate natural creations and ideas surrounds us! Come and join the workshops hosted by Taiwan designer Richard Wang, to DIY your sun tanning object!

  • 2019.07.19
    — 07.27

    The Flower Plaque x William Lim

    An incredible bamboo installation designed by renowned local architect William Lim will flash mob at 7 Mallory Street! You shall not be missed!

    VENUE

    Public Open Space, G/F

    DATE & TIME

    19- 27.07.2019 / 10am – 10pm