As an extension of Business of Design Week (BODW), Asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and brands organised by Hong Kong Design Centre, CityProg will partner and collaborate with different brands, businesses, organisations and institutions to organise an exciting mix of happenings at anchor sites and satellite sites, especially around Wan Chai, from November to January every year with the peak during BODW period (1-9 December, 2018), to connect the city’s creative power, lift up creative vibe and celebrate good designs and innovations with a vision to establish Hong Kong as the creative hub of Asia.
A living breathing bubble responds with light and sound when approached and touched, this giant synthetic organism attempts to humanize lighting based public art and attracts passes by to engage and interact with its beauty.
The bubble is a six-meter diameter clear inflatable structure, dotted with an array of addressable LED disks shining inside and out. These custom disks act as a volumetric video screen providing mesmerizing 360-degree visual delights, day and night. Sounds are also reacting to the visitors on the outside.
DATE 30/11/2018 – 9/12/2018 11:30am – 9:30pm
LOCATION G/F Public Open Space
A elite group of 34 Melbourne designers, jewellers and artisans will come together to present “We are Luxury”, a showcase of exclusive and bespoke works. Exhibition includes a stunning range of haut couture design, bespoke pieces from award winning stage and screen costumes, and an extraordinary collection of crafted jewellery from Melbourne's top creators. Drawing on Melbourne’s vibrant heritage, this exhibition draws on the state's rich cultural history and reputation for innovation.
DATE 1/12/2018 – 9/12/2018 10:00am – 10:00pm
LOCATION Room 307, 309 & 311
"Recognition" will showcase Melbourne's unique and emerging First Peoles fashion industry, creating an international platform for the most contemporary, cutting edge and cultural elements of Victoria's Indigenous designers, artists and creatives. From swimwear to high end evening wear to designer accessories, this exhibition will recognise the best of Aboriginal design.
DATE 1/12/2018 – 9/12/2018 10:00am – 10:00pm
LOCATION 4/F Exhibition Area
“HKACT! Act 1 BeHere by Masaki Fujihata” is an Augmented Reality (AR) public art project. New media artist Masaki Fujihata took reference to Hong Kong old photographs and oral history of local residents to “re-present” these stories by actors in the studio. Images were then captured and converted into 3D digital figures, bringing people from the past back into the present in form of AR via smartphone application. Visitors can even interact, compose and put themselves in the frame with these figures in the two realities and share to social media. Taking the latest digital media as the channeling platform, the artwork serves as a new way to preserve our intangible cultural heritage and the micro-narratives of the residents are used as building blocks for a “meta-monument” that symbolise the entire community.
As the commissioned work of Design District Hong Kong 2018/2019, BeHere connects 10 different locations from the Blue House to Dominion Garden along the old Wan Chai coastline that embodies the rich history and the development of Hong Kong society. The work redefines the meaning of “public spaces” and turns smartphones into a “pocket museum”, allowing tourists and public to experience the old Hong Kong stories and create new memories and unique travel experiences in a brand new way.
The past is now. BeHere.
For events and guided tours details, please visit: http://www.designdistrict.hk
AR 3D figures available locations
1. Blue House
2. Stone Nullah Lane Garden
3. Wan Chai Gap Road Playground
4. Old Wan Chai Post Office
5. Lee Tung Avenue
6. Tai Wong Street East Sitting-out Area
7. Lun Fat Street Sitting-out Area
8. Kwong Ming
DATE 1/12/2018 - 30/4/2019
LOCATION AR 3D figures available locations (please refer to other information)
A 14-meter-high “Golden Monkey” inflatable sculpture climbing on the façade of H CODE in Central, provoking reflections on humans and nature
Australian artist Lisa Roet works closely with primatologists and taxonomists to blend both science and creativity in her practice as an artist. Her intimate contact with primates, apes and monkeys gives Lisa Roet’s work a unique artistic appeal. This time, she will bring her sculpture “Golden Monkey” to Hong Kong. The inflatable golden monkey with a height of 14 metres will be displayed from 1 December 2018 to 10 April 2019, climbing to 75 metres above the ground on H CODE’s high façade. H CODE is located close to the highest point of Pottinger Street. It is a landmark that combines activities such as creativity, work and entertainment, which promises to attract public attention.
This work is based on the endangered Burmese Golden Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey, whose nose and long tail are the most prominent features of this species. Although humans have only discovered this monkey species not long ago, the number of Burmese Golden Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkeys is extremely limited, and they currently only exist in southern China and parts of Vietnam and Myanmar. As the habitat continues to encounter deforestation, the fate of the endangered Golden Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey is uncertain. A notable feature of the primates is that they sneeze. The artist aims at combining the image of the Burmese Golden Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey with the bustling metropolis, and trying to stimulate discussions about the relationship between urban development and the environment, humans and Mother Nature, and the question of sustainability.
DATE 1/12/2018 – 10/4/2019
LOCATION H CODE, 45 Pottinger Street, Central
British design has always earned its reputation in hearts of Hong Kong design lovers. As a satellite street of BODW City Programme, Lee Tung Avenue will bring to Hong Kong the incredible light installation “The Spirit of Christmas” from the long renowned street in London for the first time. Together with the snowing show, festive performances and a series of British design related events, the street will surely be swarmed with a joyful British Christmas business of design atmosphere that should not be missed!
DATE 16/11/2018 – 2/1/2019 6:00am – 11:00pm
LOCATION Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai
The fabric and fashion accessories capital of the city, Sham Shui Po is a popular destination for local fashion and design enthusiasts. Its diversity and uniqueness plus the dazzlement of a full spectrum of fabrics and accessories in the area have nurtured creatives and boutiques, shaping Sham Shui Po as the new inspirational heart of the fashion and design industry.
The stories of Hong Kong are retold through the original designs of the fashion design teams under the theme of “Connected City: Hong Kong Stories” using materials from the district.
The story starts with turning a mundane street into a “FASCINATION STREET”. The fashion parade rolls fashion, music and stage design into one while injecting new creative vibe to the district, inviting visitors and public to rediscover an authentic Sham Shui Po which boasts a long-established history with local fashions.
Fashion design teams include (in no particular order): Angus Tsui, Andy Chiu, Derek Chan, Jason Lee, Kay Kwok, Kay Wong, Polly Ho, Jessica & Walter Kong, Yeung Chin.
A related fashion photo showcase will also be held on 2/F of 7 Mallory Street from 1-9 December. The public is welcome to join.
DATE 1/12/2018 6:30am - 7:00pm
LOCATION Cheung Yee Street, Sham Shui Po
We are honoured to be selected by MiCue Milano Design as the exclusive lead partner of the Milano Design Film Festival in Hong Kong. We aim to bring the Milano Design Film Festival to the audience by screening about 6 selected inspirational films in our 450 square metre showroom located in the Ruttonjee Centre at Duddell Street, Central. Audience could enjoy films from all over the world related to design, fashion, architecture, sustainability art, technology and more in a comfortable setting of a “home theatre” by the Minotti 2018 furniture collection.
During the event opening night on 5th Dec 2018, Antonella Dedini and Silvia Robertazzi, the founders of MiCue Milano Design will talk more about the Architect Film Award (AFA) for the upcoming year that in collaboration with Fondazione dell’Ordine degli P.P.C della provincia di Milano (FOAM).
Being a supporter of Italian art and craftsmanship, we will be showcasing some of the collections by VENINI at our showroom. The collection is handcrafted by the Murano glass masters who can create extraordinary handmade art glasses and art lights. Some highlights will include “BLACK BELT” by Peter Marino, “WHERE ARE MY GLASSES?” by Ron Arad and “MURANA”, designed by Fabio Novembre.
DATE 5/12/2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm & 6,7,10 - 12/12/2018 10:00am - 7:00pm & 8/12/2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
LOCATION Shop D, G/F, The Design Showcase, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central
Design companies and manufacturing firms make up a significant portion of Hong Kong economy. This project aims to simultaneously promote the design industry and the manufacturing sector of Hong Kong in two mainland cities—Shenzhen and Chengdu—for the dual-brand of “Designed by Hong Kong” & “Made by Hong Kong” to tap into the mainland market.
By setting up six-month product showrooms in Shenzhen and Chengdu, and the Hong Kong pavilion at the Chengdu Creativity & Design Week, the project offers Hong Kong design and manufacturing companies an avenue to leverage on the environment and resources it provides.
Based on cross-region and cross-sector collaborations, the showrooms are the perfect venues to display brand collaborations. Networking workshops and seminars are also held monthly.
The Hong Kong companies can also take the opportunities to take part in a collaboration programme with the Association for Creative Education and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Ofﬁce in Guangdong, as well as brand-new collaboration projects in Shenzhen and Chengdu. Dissemination seminar will be held in Hong Kong in Summer 2019 to conclude the effort.
DATE Nov 2018 – May 2019
LOCATION International Art Design Center, Shenzhen
The guided tour has provided members of the public a platform to gain deeper understanding of our community and the lives of the homeless, and more interactive avenues to express their care and to respond to the need for help. This platform serves to demonstrate something different from the traditional “charity” model of helping.
Date ：1/12/2018 (Sat) | 8/12/2018 (Sat)
Quota ：20/ session
DATE 1/12/2018 & 8/12/2018 3:00pm & 5:00pm
LOCATION Various venues in Sham Shui Po
This photographic exhibition will showcase memories and documentation from the development of the Mills and its surrounding neighbourhood. Featuring five widely acclaimed Hong Kong photographers: anothermountainman, Eric Chung, South Ho, Law Yuk Mui and Tse Ming Chong, the exhibition will be curated thematically: from former textile workers to the contributors behind The Mills conservation project; from close-ups of old factory objects to the changing urban landscape of the Tsuen Wan community.
An artist talk including the five photographers, moderated by Amber Fu and Raymond Lee of Readymade Journal, will be held on 2 December 2018 at the CHAT Gallery 2, followed by a book signing session. The event is open to public with free admission. RSVP essential with online registration.
RSVP for events : https://www.mill6chat.org/visit/
DATE 2/12/2018 & 6/1/2019 11:00am – 7:00pm & 6/12/2018 11:00am – 5:30pm
LOCATION The D. H. Chen Foundation Gallery & Gallery 1, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT)