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On Saturday, 24 May 2014, Mr. Kingsley Ng and Mr. Peter Benz introduced the MVA (Experience Design) to a crowd of more than 80 people at the OCT Loft in Shenzhen, China. We we’re accompanied by our alumni Ms. Agnes Lee, who introduced her XD-projects “Taste Buddhism” and “Follow your Nose”. We also could pass around samples of “Emotion Jam” as thankfully provided by our current students Jane Ng and Hong Liu.
For the first 30 minutes of the talk the AC of the venue didn’t work, and we were all sweating at 40+ degrees in the dark, but even then no-one left, which may be taken as an indication of the audience’s dedication.
7 graduates of the MVA (Experience Design) were invited together with Mr. Kingsley Ng, our XD-lecturer, to develop an experience for a moving double-storey tram. They proposed to turn the interior of the tram into a walk-in camera obscura that travels along the narrow streets of Hong Kong Island, day and night.
Today this experience opened to the public as part of the Detour 2013.
This afternoon AVA soft-opened its first ever programme in mainland China, the MVA (Experience Design), in Shenzhen. Essentially an exact replica of its sister programme in Hong Kong it will be delivered on the campus of Shenzhen University as a two-year part time programme. The initial cohort of 2013 – nine students from a variety of design backgrounds – took up their first class on practice-based research methodologies right after the welcome ceremony.
This weekend the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported about XD’s student Agnes Lee’s project ‘Taste Buddhism’ that has been accepted as a contribution to the Setouchi Triennale in Japan, to be opened in July 2013. ‘Taste Buddhism’ is a variation of the ‘Taste the Church‘-project Agnes developed for her first XD-course in Spring 2012. We are very happy that her project has been so well received!
On Saturday, 2 March, 14 h AVA offers a briefing on our MVA programme, including the MVA (Experience Design). All that are interested in a two-year part time programme for professional and/or creative development are cordially invited to join us!
Hong Kong Baptist University
Communication & Visual Arts Building
5 Hereford Road
See you there!
Evergreen Resort is an “eco park” located in urban Shenzhen, close to the Nansha port. Generally a kind of unlikely venture in a place like Shenzhen it is of course worth a closer look and some exploration for the XD-programme.
With great pleasure we announce that the peer-reviewing process for our research project ‘Designing Experience’ has been completed. Overall we received in total 31 proposals from 14 countries all over the world. Taking into account the scores achieved as well as the reviewers’ comments, and after some editorial considerations we eventually decided to invite 15 papers for further development in the projected research group.
For more information on the project as well as for a list of the successful proposals, please go here.
Thanks to the generous support of Disneyland HK also the Year 1-students of this year could go on a study trip to the Happiest Place on Earth today. And while there were assignments, research components, and investigations to be completed, there was also enough time to simply enjoy.
On the weekend of 10/11 November 2012, the Experience Design-concentration of AVA’s MVA-programme – for the first time including students of Year 1 and Year 2! – hit the road and went off to Shenzhen and Guangzhou in China.
Firstly we visited the OCT Art & Design Gallery to see the current exhibition with Dutch artists. From there we walked across the OCT (=Oversea’s Chinese Territory) to the OCT Loft-area where we had a look at various small galleries and art-shops, and had some really good noodle-soup for lunch.
The first practical exercise of the new academic year: after the MVA Welcome Dinner the second year XD-students stayed overnight on Kai Tak-campus and staged various spaces with light and sound.
What amazing results we had!