• 2022.07.25

    【Design Spectrum 2022/23】Call for Proposal: Design and Curatorial Services Briefing Session

    Housed at 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai, Design Spectrum serves as a living showcase of works by local designers, promoting the appreciation of good design and bringing communities together since its 2019. Stepping into 2022, it continues to cultivate a flourishing design and design thinking culture with its design exhibitions and by reaching out to communities outside of Wan Chai.

    Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) is now inviting interested parties to submit proposals for providing design and curatorial services for Design Spectrum’s upcoming exhibition “Design for Sustainable Community”, echoing the theme of HKDC’s 20th Anniversary. The exhibition will reflect on the development of the design industry through the years by showcasing local creatives and design power, to encourage the public to co-create a shared vision for a sustainable community.

    Application:
    Interested parties may submit an “Expression of Interest Form”, together with the required supplementary documents to Hong Kong Design Centre at info@designspectrum.hk with the email subject “[Company Name] EOI – Call for Proposal: Design & Curatorial Services for Design Spectrum 2022/23” on or before 4 Aug 2022 at 1:00pm.

    Click here to download the related documents.

    DATE & TIME

    2022.07.25/ 3pm - 4pm

    Format

    Zoom

    Registration deadline

    2022.07.25/ 12 noon

    Remarks

    Each organisation may register 2 representatives for the briefing session. Late registrations will not be accepted.
  • 2022.07.20

    【New book Launch】《日日好玩——玩好設計》Sharing Session

    Many people still harbour the preconception that “play” is a waste of time, and hence give up playing or have the dismissal of play. Without play for design, there is no design for play. Play opens mind, design shapes future.

    Design Spectrum of Hong Kong Design Centre, a project supported by Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Lead Sponsor, has collaborated with Joint Publishing to publish a Chinese book themed on design and play – 《日日好玩——玩好設計》.On 20 July 2022, a Sharing Session will be held, in which three guests are invited to share the exploration of making change through play in different aspects.The guests are, Ms. Kathy Wong, Executive Director of Playright Children’s Play Association, Mr. Cyril Lee, founder of Blackbody Lab, and Mr. Edmond Wong, founder of a campus design studio The Third Teacher.

    VENUE

    3/F, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai

    DATE & TIME

    2022.07.20/ 7pm - 8:30pm

    Moderator

    Elise Yau | Author

    Format

    Physical Sharing
  • 2022.07.12

    Dreaming with Communities

    A dream usually begins from an individual’s own perspective, and it’s never easy to make dream come real. What will happen when we take a dream to the community level, when different stakeholders are involved in it? We will have a discussion with Sampson, Helen and Kevin about what is an ideal community, also ways to dream together, finding out the different thoughts and needs with a view to start creating a better version of community.

    Remarks for participants:

    -All participants are required to take temperature check before admission. Participants with fever symptoms will not be admitted.

    -Following the full implementation of the “vaccine pass” on all catering and scheduled premises, all participants must use the “Leave Home Safe” mobile app to scan a QR code and display your COVID-19 vaccination records (electronic vaccination records) or COVID-19 Vaccination Medical Exemption Certificates in the app to the staff before entering.

    -All participants must wear a mask at all times during the activity. Eating and drinking is not allowed. Participants without wearing a mask will not be admitted.

    -Participants are encouraged to use alcohol hand sanitizer before entry.

    -In light of the current pandemic situation, the organizer reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change any details such as dates of all events. Participants will be notified through emails or phone calls.

    -Hong Kong Design Centre reserves the final right for permission of entering the exhibition venue.

    VENUE

    3/F, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai

    DATE & TIME

    2022.07.12/ 7pm - 8:30pm

    Moderator

    Michael Leung | Studio AA

    Format

    Physical
  • 2022.6.11 & 2022.6.12

    IDK Design Thinking Workshop: Big Ideas, Small Beginnings

    Are you looking for your next big idea for work and for life, but has no clue about how to start it? This workshop will introduce Divergence, a new game kit designed to unleash your imagination and help you grasp the design thinking process through a friendly round of gameplay.

    With the Divergence game kit, you and your creative team will be guided through a collaborative yet competitive experience of the design thinking journey, from the deep dive into the behaviours and needs of a character, to the quick-fire nature of rapid prototyping and the strong emphasis on user-centricity in elevator pitches. Join us and learn how to quickly turn small ideas into a big idea!

    *Each participant will receive a set of brand new Divergence game kit upon completion of the workshop.

    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 among 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 Lobby Area

    DATE & TIME

    2022.6.11(Sat) - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    2022.6.12 (Sun) - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

    Target

    Professionals, educators, university students or anyone interested in design thinking

    Age

    16+
  • 2022.06.08

    Dream Talk in the Weird Garden

    The four creative units and the curator once again walked into this weird dream garden, and together to have a dream talk. Talking about things and talking incoherently. From the coincidence to the creation of this garden, is it a good dream or a nightmare? Let’s talk about the dream of future, share and dialogue.
    Looking forward to everyone participating in our weird experience.

    DATE & TIME

    2022.06.08 / 4:00pm – 5:00pm

    Platform

    Instagram Live

    Link

    https://www.instagram.com/designspectrum.hk/

    Moderator

    Michael Leung | Studio AA
  • 2022.05 - 2022.07

    【Dream Big Think Small】Public Guided Tours

    Is a ‘dream’ something we can realise? Can we go on to pursue every little dream? Design Spectrum’s new thematic design exhibition “Dream Big Think Small” throws a spotlight on the manifold dimensions of ‘dream’ from the perspective of 21st Century’s design.

    The organiser launches a series of guided tours for the public to visit not only the exhibition, but also the dreaming space “Garden in the Weird Dream”, a commission work which is specially created to echo with the exhibition’s theme. Participants will also have an exclusive experience during the guided tours, in which a complimentary DIY kit set will be provided for each participant to unleash their creativity onsite. Inside this kit set are a “Sodafly” kit, through which  a recycled tin can will be transformed into a wing-flapping toy; and a “Unknown Plant” kit, which lets the participants reconstruct the unknown plants from the “Garden in the Weird Dream”.

    Remarks: Design Spectrum will invite all public guided tours’ participants to upload the photos of their completed DIY works onto their own social media platforms for promotional usage.

    DATE & TIME

    Specified dates during 2022.05 - 2022.07
  • 2022.5.22

    After Dream

    Leading the participants process emotions by encoding and constructing memories of dreamscapes. Although dreaming is a private experience, dream sharing is a common experience of most people. Kaleidoscope provide a solo dreamscape, but you can also share the same dream environment with others.

    Participants can provide 2-3 photos according to the questions below to make the finishing product more personalized. If participants do not want to provide photos, instructor will prepare other photos for participants to use during the workshop.

    1. People/ any stuff you get in touch mostly
    2. The most unforgettable sight or scenery
    3. Things you want to own or happen mostly
    4. The most impressive or unforgettable film

    Please upload the photos onto the Google form below right after your registration, instructor will then prepare the photos before the workshop.
    https://forms.gle/UZkRiSJAu3HAad1YA

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    2022.5.22
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Target

    General Public

    Age

    12+
  • 2022.5.21 & 2022.5.22

    Musical instrument with one (or more) button(s)

    In this workshop, participant will learn how to construct a one-button musical instrument using the Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board. The instrument might be expanded to 10 buttons if needed.

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    2022.5.21 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    2022.5.22 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Target

    General Public

    Age

    18+
  • 2022.5.21

    Atypical Garden

    To design and create your dream garden on your ceramic pot. Through the doors of Cynthia’s imagination of an atypical garden of strange creatures and unknown plants, participants can take part in creating their own plant pot with Cynthia’s artworks. Each pot will also come with a mystery seed and soil for participant to grow their plant inside their own creation.

    VENUE

    3/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    2022.5.21
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Target

    General Public

    Age

    12+
  • 2022.4.30

    Upcycling workshop: Transforming waste to electric bell (Online Workshop)

    “Upcycling workshop: Transforming waste to electric bell” will be held by designer, Kevin Cheung, who will lead the participants to transform upcycled materials to an electric bell. The electric bell was first invented by British physicists in the mid 1800s following the invention of electromagnets. When current was passed through the wire, it creates an electromagnetic force which made the bell arm swing sideway and hit the bell, which then broke the current arm fell back. This action repeats, which causes vibration of the arm. All upcycled materials used at this workshop are collected from Hong Kong, in which the bell is made of inner pot of rice cooker and the wooden board came from wine boxes.

    DATE & TIME

    2022.4.30
    2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Format

    Zoom

    Age

    12+
  • 2022.4.23

    Unknown Plant (Online Workshop)

    This unknown plant was discovered in a strange dream and out of curiosity, the half-grown seed was therefore brought back to the reality. To see the unseen; to know the unknown.

    The participants will join STICKYLINE to use their primary mediums: paper, wood and metal to reconstruct the unknown plants from the Garden of Strange Dreams, as well as adding their favourite aromatic oil to fill the space with a sense of relaxation.

    DATE & TIME

    2022.4.23
    2:00pm - 3:00pm /
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Format

    Zoom

    Age

    Any age (People under 18 must be accompanied by a parent)
  • 2022.04.21

    How to start?

    “How to start?” seems to be a question that we hear a lot, especially when it is related to pursuing your dreams. Niko went for a path that is less typical since she was young. With her experience in studying at Design Academy Eindhoven, internships in different countries, teaching in HKSC, and now running her own ceramic/ design studio in Hong Kong, she will be sharing with us her stories and how did it all start.

    DATE & TIME

    2022.04.21 / 4:30pm – 5:30pm

    Platform

    Instagram Live

    Link

    https://www.instagram.com/designspectrum.hk/

    Moderator

    Michael Leung | Studio AA

    Target

    Public
  • 2022.04.13

    Future for Now - Conversation on Speculative Design

    Have you watched Black Mirror? Do you think some of the scenarios could actually happen? Or have you given some thoughts on what will our future be like? If there are possibilities that are not so desirable, can we do something now to prevent them from happening? Or what can we do to make our future better?

    WARE, a multimedia design studio based in Hong Kong, imagined a future scenario where clean air is a luxury, and they have to be produced and preserved in Airbank. Sam from WARE and Michael will have a conversation about how design could help us dream of a future and why is it important to do so.

    DATE & TIME

    2022.04.13 / 4:30pm – 5:30pm

    Platform

    Instagram Live

    Link

    https://www.instagram.com/designspectrum.hk/

    Moderator

    Michael Leung | Studio AA

    Target

    Public
  • 2022.4

    【Delightful Design】Online Guided Tour

    “Are you happy?” is a question that human beings have pondered forever. Imagining and shaping a happy life with design and incorporating “happiness” as an essential element of design is something designers think about every day. Design Spectrum will engage the public in a fascinating discourse on how to imagine, measure, and pursue happiness at the exhibition.

    DATE & TIME

    2022.4
  • 2022.4.2

    【Delightful Design】IDK Design Thinking Workshop: Signage Lab (Online Workshop)

    With the signage on the street as a medium to design better community life.

    The signages exist because of our living, and there is a sequential relationship between the two. The function of it is to restrict and managing our living. If the premise is to build better community life, what interesting signage will appear?

    In Signage design Lab, participants will experience what is better community life and what design thinking is. Starting with the DEFINITION process and ending with the TESTING process.

    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.

    About BODW CityProg (CityProg)  

    BODW CityProg (CityProg) is a citywide creative business and community activation programme initiated in 2018 by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC). It aims to foster exchange and collaborations among creative and design units, businesses and community organisations in rolling out a series of activities and events that create shared values through design, make the community a better place and create positive social impact. Each year, CityProg brings together over 100 partners to spark more than 200 happenings around the city through its three distinct platforms: “Anchor Site Festivals”, “Design EduVation” programmes, and “Satellite Events & Offers”, fostering creativity for our city and economy and nurturing a thriving creative ecosystem in Hong Kong.

    A community extension programme of HKDC’s annual flagship event Business of Design Week (BODW), CityProg spans throughout the year, with major happenings in November and December near BODW annually. Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the Lead Sponsor of BODW and CityProg.

    Find out more at https://www.bodwcityprog.com/

    DATE & TIME

    2022.4.2
    10:30am – 12:30pm

    Format

    Zoom

    Age

    18+
  • 2022.2.13

    TouchAble Self-portrait

    In the workshop, you will be invited to experiment a simple sensorial approach to discover facial features personally and transfer it on a paper. Instructor will guide you to be blindfolded and draw a self-portrait, to explore the complex relationship between touch, sound and one’s own inner voice. After completing the workshop, your finished drawing will be specially processed into a tactile artwork (a unique 2.5-D touchable art).

    While Valentine’s Day is approaching, we have added a “Valentine’s Day Special” session and welcome couples, spouses, parents and children and friends participating together to share love and joyfulness.

    DATE & TIME

    2022.2.13
    2:30pm - 3:30pm /
    4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • 2022.03.26-2022.06.12

    Finding the Commons (Online workshop)

    Do you ever wonder how to create a happy community? Join Islanders on an exploration of the unique culture of Peng Chau. 40-minutes away from busy Central, you’ll find a place living its own rhythm. Through the workshop, Islanders will prepare a map for participant, to lead you to observe and discover the unique culture of commoning. Through your eyes and ears, mark your findings on the map and get a better understanding of how people connect to their territory and neighbours, and what you can take back home from your learning!

    The workshop will be conducted under 3 phases:
    Part 1 (26 Mar): Introduction (conducted by Zoom)
    Part 2 (April – 8 May)*: Participants will explore Peng Chau separately and individually using the map designed by Islanders within a month and record the findings and observations.
    Part 3 (14 May): To share the observations with Islanders and other participants (tentatively conducted by Zoom; Sharing Session may be held in Peng Chau when the pandemic situation is relieved and the anti-epidemic measures are conditionally relaxed. More details will be updated at Introduction Session)

    *Participants are highly recommended to explore Peng Chau when the pandemic situation is relieved and please follow the precautionary measures and regulations set by the HKSAR government when exploring in Peng Chau. The workshop may be adjusted or altered depending on the pandemic situation, please stay tuned at Design Spectrum’s platform for latest updates.

     

    Remarks
    – Application is on first-come, first-served basis.
    – Introduction and Sharing session will be conducted on Zoom and meeting details will be shared by email.
    – Participants are required to prepare their own computer or other device with the Zoom Cloud Meetings app to participate.
    – If participants are unable to attend the workshop due to illness or other special circumstances, participants are allowed to transfer their places once.

     

    Session 1
    Date & Time: 26 Mar 10am-11am (Introduction) AND 14 May 10am-11am (Sharing)
    Format:Introduction and Sharing session will be conducted by Zoom
    Instructor: Islanders
    No. of participants:15 pax
    Language:Cantonese and English
    Target:Aged 12 or above

     

    Session 2
    Date & Time: 26 Mar 12noon-1pm (Introduction) AND 14 May 12noon-1pm (Sharing)
    Format:Introduction and Sharing session will be conducted by ZOOM
    Instructor: Islanders
    No. of participants:15 pax
    Language:Cantonese and English
    Target:Aged 12 or above

    DATE & TIME

    2022.3.26 10am-11am/ 12noon-1pm &
    2022.6.12 11am-12noon/ 1pm-2pm
  • 2022.01.09

    Delightful Sharing

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    Following the Government’s latest regulation on group gathering prohibition and the growing concerns of the pandemic, “Delightful Sharing” event will be shifted to LIVESTREAM only, details as below.

    Date: 9th January, 2022 (Sunday)
    Time: 3pm – 4:30pm
    Platform: Online livestreaming
    Link: https://www.facebook.com/designspectrum.hk

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    Beyond functionality or the capability of problem-solving, have you ever thought about design may create happiness for us? In 2022, Design Spectrum will present a cross-disciplinary sharing to the public, moderated by Delightful Design Exhibition’s Curator Mr Lee Chi Wing, the dialogue will discuss and explore how design may formulate happiness and the philosophy behind a delightful design with renowned local designer Mr Sandy Choi and the founders of Corrupt The Youth, Uncle Salt and Li Hong-ting.

    Remarks: Live Streaming on Design Spectrum’s Facebook page will be available

    VENUE

    2/F Exhibition Area

    DATE & TIME

    2022.01.09 / 3:00pm – 4:30pm

    Moderator

    Lee Chi Wing

    Target

    Public
  • 2021.12 - 2022.02

    【Delightful Design】Public Guided Tour

    “Are you happy?” is a question that human beings have pondered forever. Imagining and shaping a happy life with design and incorporating “happiness” as an essential element of design is something designers think about every day. Design Spectrum will engage the public in a fascinating discourse on how to imagine, measure, and pursue happiness at the exhibition.

    DATE & TIME

    2021.12 - 2022.02
  • 2021.11.28

    Creative Body in Performance Art

    Getting started from the self and daily life in both indoor and outdoor environment, we will use five sense experience and cross-media art forms to explore performance art, a contemporary visual art form, from two-dimensional to three-dimensional, with the integration of time, space, body and material elements.

    Reshape the relationship between the self, creativity / creative thinking and life through body in arts and performance art as method, expand from know and concern the self to empathize others and connect the world. It is accompanied by mindfulness approach, expressive arts framework and positive psychology theory to enhance resilience, self-healing, well-being and emotional health.

    VENUE

    Public Open Space & Room 305

    DATE & TIME

    2021.11.28
    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Target

    All general public who interested in creative arts

    Age

    16+
  • 2021.11.21

    IDK Design Thinking Workshop: Signage Lab

    With the signage on the street as a medium to design better community life.

    The signages exist because of our living, and there is a sequential relationship between the two. The function of it is to restrict and managing our living. If the premise is to build better community life, what interesting signage will appear?

    In Signage design Lab, participants will experience what is better community life and what design thinking is. Starting with the DEFINITION process and ending with the TESTING process.

    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.

    About BODW CityProg (CityProg)  

    BODW CityProg (CityProg) is a citywide creative business and community activation programme initiated in 2018 by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC). It aims to foster exchange and collaborations among creative and design units, businesses and community organisations in rolling out a series of activities and events that create shared values through design, make the community a better place and create positive social impact. Each year, CityProg brings together over 100 partners to spark more than 200 happenings around the city through its three distinct platforms: “Anchor Site Festivals”, “Design EduVation” programmes, and “Satellite Events & Offers”, fostering creativity for our city and economy and nurturing a thriving creative ecosystem in Hong Kong.

    A community extension programme of HKDC’s annual flagship event Business of Design Week (BODW), CityProg spans throughout the year, with major happenings in November and December near BODW annually. Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the Lead Sponsor of BODW and CityProg.

    Find out more at https://www.bodwcityprog.com/

    VENUE

    Room 305

    DATE & TIME

    2021.11.21
    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Age

    Primary 4-6 student
  • 2021.11.14

    Formulate Happiness

    “Formulate” is a full spectrum self-exploring sensual journey while creating a scent that is yours alone. It is the brainchild of our collaborating team of perfumer, chemist and designer, after the years of experience sharing our know-how.

    Together we will take you on a journey from start to end, guiding you through a creative process, from concept to inspiration board and finally your finished scent.

    Glean inspiration from our SENSORY VAULT, using our array of colors, textures and objects available as sensual stimulus to get you started. Metals, wood, leather, spices and more are available to guide you to explore your senses. Along with our COMPANIONS specialists you will create a bespoke room spray with our library of IFRA certified aroma materials, a CODE CARD that records your creative process, and your collectable CODE bottle (2ml concentrated perfume oil) that represent your creation.

    And you are always welcome to refill your happiness smell with your own formula in the future. The experience changes with the seasons, mood and time, no two themes will yield the same scent.

    VENUE

    Room 305 & 307

    DATE & TIME

    2021.11.14
    Session 1: 11:00am - 12:30pm /
    Session 2: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Target

    General Public

    Age

    14+
  • 2021.10.31

    Happiness in singing bowl

    Living in a busy city, we tend to forget to appreciate the beauty of all the little things, we tend to rush through life and miss the whole point of it. The soothing but grounding vibrations from Himalayan singing bowls will lead you back to your core, balance your energy field, and to guide you towards finding your own peaceful joy.

    VENUE

    Room 301

    DATE & TIME

    2021.10.31
    Session 1: 11:00am - 12:30pm /
    Session 2: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Age

    15+
  • 2021.10.24

    Joy with Moving sculpture

    Through this Automaton Workshop, the students will be able to turn their imaginative ideas into a movable mechanical sculpture. The instructor will lead children of all ages to learn simple woodworking techniques and use paint to express their creativity. Participants will be introduced to the joy of making automaton and hands-on creation.

    DATE & TIME

    2021.10.24
    11:00am - 1:00pm (parents & kids)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm (general public)
  • 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】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
  • 2021.04.03

    【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
  • 2021.03.21

    【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