Talk

Shifting Objectives: Hong Kong Designers in Dialogue with Global Design Histories

In conjunction with the exhibition Shifting Objectives: Design from the M+ Collection, on view at the M+ Pavilion, this talk will feature contemporary Hong Kong designers, who will discuss their current practices in the context of global design histories. In doing so, they will reflect on the ideas, influences, and precedents that inform their work, and place these within broader design narratives.

Date:
19 January 2017 (Thursday)

Time:
7:00–8:30pm

Venue:
V322 Lecture Theatre, 3/F, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Language:
English with Cantonese simultaneous interpretation

Speakers:
Alan Chan, Julie Progin, Jesse Mc Lin, and Lee Chi-Wing

Moderator:
Remi Leclerc, Assistant Professor, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Free admission; Limited space. Any request for access service please indicate in the online application.



Studio Visits and Workshops

Designer Studio Visit

Design duo Jesse Mc Lin and Julie Progin will share behind-the-scenes stories of their many creations, especially FRAGMENT(S), which was inspired by what they saw and found in Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China. They will also give a demonstration on their ceramic casting techniques. Participants will get to know more about the designers’ practice and the concepts behind their works.

About Latitude 22N

Date:
17 December (Saturday)

Time:
2–4:30pm

Venue:
Latitude 22N studio, Chai Wan

Language:
English

Speakers:
Julie Progin and Jesse Mc Lin, Co-founders and Creative Directors of Julie & Jesse and Latitude 22N

Free programme on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration required. Any request for access services please indicate in the online application.

 

Build a Drone (Family Workshop)

Ken Chew, MakerBay drone enthusiast, will teach participants how to build a mini-drone and elaborate on the various usages of drones and their impact on our lives.

*Android phone/tablet required

Date:
14 January (Saturday)

Time:
2–5pm

Venue:
Project Site Office, West Kowloon Cultural District

Language:
Cantonese supplemented with English

Instructor:
Ken Chew, MakerBay drone enthusiast

Age:
9-12 (must be accompanied by an adult)

Free programme on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration required. Any request for access services please indicate in the online application.

 

Studio Visit x Build a Robot: MakerBay (Family Workshop)

Participants will visit MakerBay, one of the key makerspaces in Hong Kong that facilitates creative culture. It provides space and tools ranging from screwdrivers and soldering irons to laser cutters and 3D printers. Participants will be given a tour by its founder, Cesar Jung-Harada and get a chance to become makers by building a simple radio-controlled robotic ‘WindTrain’ with everyday materials.

About MakerBay

Date:
21 January (Saturday)

Time:
2–5pm

Venue:
MakerBay, Yau Tong

Language:
English supplemented with Cantonese

Speaker:
Cesar Jung-Harada, MakerBay Founder

Age:
6-8 (must be accompanied by an adult)

Free programme on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration required. Any request for access services please indicate in the online application.

About the Studios


Latitude 22N:


Latitude 22N is a Hong Kong-based design studio co-founded by Jesse Mc Lin and Julie Progin. Since its inception in 2008, the studio has developed their own collections of contemporary porcelain tableware, accessories, lighting, and furniture for their label Latitude 22N. Mc Lin and Progin have also created experimental, limited edition pieces that explore the fine lines between art and design, and the territory of industrial and craft processes, for their label Julie & Jesse. Their works have been recognised by the Design for Asia Awards, and are represented by design galleries and retailers around the world.


MakerBay:

Founded in early 2016, MakerBay provides a space for makers of all kinds, engineers, students, designers, artists, software developers, to work together on creative projects that focus on making social or environmental impact. Hobbyists, professionals, and students alike can draw on the collective communal knowledge base, whether it be questions about rapid prototyping, building relationships with manufacturers, or how to use a 3D printer. Their goal is to develop and nourish a hub of creative thinkers that will herald new generations of inventors.