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Nov
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Wen Yau: Occupy Movement expands imagination, experience of city space

On 25, Nov 2014 | No Comments | In News and Events | By Peter

Dubbed ‘the city of protest’, Hong Kong has seen various demonstrations that effectively engaged a growing number of people and redefine their experiences of using public spaces.

According to Wen Yau from the Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU, civic-led campaigns have negotiated the desired ‘openness and transparency’ as claimed by the government and re-interpreted the site-as-an-open-platform for civil engagement in Hong Kong.

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Cornelia Erdmann invites you to her chocolate adventure

On 20, Nov 2014 | No Comments | In News and Events | By Peter

What is chocolate to you? Something you nibble on between meals? A comfort food?

It’s a culinary adventure to Cornelia Erdmann of laiyanProjects, a creative platform that fuses art and design and covers projects ranging from public art to graphic design, from art curation to imaginative problem solving in the creative industry.

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Artist, architect re-animate history with Open Cinema

On 20, Nov 2014 | No Comments | In News and Events | By Peter

You might have gone to an outdoor cinema, but what about ‘getting immersed’ inside a structure from waist up and having your feet grounded in open space while watching movies?

That was the temporary structure (pictured) that artist Marysia Lewandowska and architect Colin Fournier created for the Portuguese town of Guimaraes—the European Cultural Capital 2012.

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Public spaces in HK: Beyond commercial gains

On 20, Nov 2014 | No Comments | In News and Events | By Peter

Marisa Yiu

Marisa Yiu

What could transform the commerce-dominated public spaces in Hong Kong?

According to Marisa Yiu—an architect, a curator, and an educator, she tries to build a feedback mechanism that can shape new types of conversations necessary to transform sites beyond commercial gains. This could be achieved through curating and designing interactive installations that deal with public participation and pedagogy, she added.

“I examine our collective desire to inject more educational and interpretive experiences for the public’s interaction, as positive elements for societal gain within the creative and cultural
landscape of Hong Kong,” she noted.

Yiu will present her paper Curatorial Networks: Designing Alternative Landscapes to Commercial Interventions at the XD Conference. She will share case studies on the recent urban transformation
of public spaces from the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture sites along Hong Kong’s West Kowloon waterfront to the recent Value Factory venue in Shenzhen and smaller non-profit art spaces in Hong Kong.

Marisa Yiu is an architect and founding partner of ESKYIU, a multi-disciplinary architecture studio actively integrating culture, community, art and technology based in Hong Kong. She was the chief curator of the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture. Recently Yiu curated the POP-UP Studio-X Shenzhen. Yiu is also teaching at the School of Architecture, Chinese University Hong Kong.

Designing Experience: ‘The Ballerina on the Elephant’ is a 3-day international conference on experience design (27-29 Nov 2014). Make your booking here.

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Tyler: Design is about putting people first

On 20, Nov 2014 | No Comments | In News and Events | By Peter

Dr. Nick Tyler

Dr. Nick Tyler

Dr. Nick Tyler

What’s your focus when designing a system, an item or a structure? According to Dr. Nick Tyler, Civil, Environmental, and Geomatic Engineering Department, University College London, his focus is people.

“It’s people who interact with our design– whatever it is and however it is expressed – and how they participate in what we created matters,” said Tyler. “As a result, we have to look at how interactions might work and how a design might allow people with different capabilities to interact with it”

He will present his paper Engaging People : Engaging Design as a keynote speaker in the XD Conference. His work will show audiences why we must engage with all members of society, including those who might never interact with our design, if our goal is to create a better world where people are valued.

Tyler has a history of developing methods for public participation in public transport design decisions, including works on vehicle design, infrastructure and operations. He mixes artistic and engineering approaches to create a trans-disciplinary model for design and decision-making challenges.

Designing Experience: ‘The Ballerina on the Elephant’ is a 3-day international conference on experience design (27-29 Nov 2014). Make your booking here.

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