The 2019 M+ / Design Trust Research Fellows, Oliver Elser and Yasmin Tri Aryani, present their research findings in virtual public talks. Oliver Elser investigated the varied and multiple notions of Brutalism in Hong Kong’s architectural production since the 1950s, and Yasmin Tri Aryani studied how concepts of traditional or vernacular architecture are exercised in contemporary architectural discourse and practice in Indonesia. Each talk is followed by a discussion and a question-and-answer session.

[Session 1]

Date:
22 September 2020 (Tuesday)

Time:
8:30pm–9:30pm Hong Kong time (GMT+8) / 2:30pm—3:30pm Frankfurt time (GMT+2)

Language:
English

Speaker:
Oliver Elser

Discussant:
Patrick Hwang

Moderator:
Shirley Surya

[Session 2]

Date:
29 September 2020 (Tuesday)

Time:
8:30pm–9:30pm Hong Kong time (GMT+8) / 7:30pm–8:30pm Jakarta time (GMT+7)

Language:
English

Speaker:
Yasmin Tri Aryani

Discussant:
Eko Prawoto and Danny Wicaksono

Moderator:
Shirley Surya

Enquiries:
designfellow@mplus.org.hk

About M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship
The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship programme supports original research projects investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Bay Area and Asia, and their relationship with other parts of the world.

About M+
M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, we are building one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world, with a bold ambition to establish ourselves as one of the world’s leading cultural institutions. Our aim is to create a new kind of museum that reflects our unique time and place, a museum that builds on Hong Kong’s historic balance of the local and the international to define a distinctive and innovative voice for Asia’s twenty-first century.

About the West Kowloon Cultural District
Located on Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, the West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong. With a complex of theatres, performance spaces, and museums, the West Kowloon Cultural District will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances, and cultural events, as well as provide twenty-three hectares of public open space, including a two-kilometre waterfront promenade.

About Design Trust

Design Trust was established in 2014 by Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, a registered charity in Hong Kong since 2007, as a grant-funding platform. Design Trust supports creative projects that develop expertise and build research initiatives and content related to Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. Working across a multiplicity of design disciplines, from graphics, media, and architecture to the built environment, Design Trust aims to actively accelerate creative research, design, and the development of meaningful projects that advocate for the positive role of design.

See more

See also