27 February 2017
In this public talk, the 2016 recipients of the M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship - Joseph Grima, and the team of Juliana Kei and Daniel Cooper - will present the results of their research, illustrating the diversity of topics supported by the fellowship programme.
Kei and Cooper will introduce '76 Countries and One Administrative Zone: Hong Kong in World Expos', focusing on the complex interactions of design, identity, and colonial expectations in Hong Kong's participation in Expo '70 in Osaka.
Building on his prominent work in the areas of open-source, decentralised, and non-hierarchical design, Joseph Grima presents 'Open Design Archipelago', which will examine the new paradigms of design emerging in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta region - where the speed of innovation and iteration is unprecedented, the acts of design and production often coincide, and Western notions of intellectual property and copyright do not necessarily apply.
The two presentations will each be followed by a discussion and Q&A session.
Date: 4 March 2017
Venue: MakerHive, Hong Kong
Register via the WKCDA website.