Bat Motif Product Design Competition: Interactive Design WorkshopVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Bat Cave: Treasures of the Day and Creatures of the Night Educational Offerings
Target Participants: Tertiary education students residing in Hong Kong
Students shall bring 1 daily object, drawing pad and drawing pens
The workshop will be conducted in Cantonese.
The bat has been a popular motif in Chinese arts and crafts, as the word 'bat' shares the same pronounciation with “good fortune and happiness” in Chinese. It is also popular in contemporary designs and pop culture. To encourage creativity and imagination, as well as to engage students in understanding the significance of the bat motif, an Interactive Design Workshop is organized by Asia Society Hong Kong Center. The workshop aims to offer local students in Hong Kong more insight from practicing designers. In collaboration with DFA Awards of Hong Kong Design Centre, two awardees of Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award are invited to conduct the design workshops. The speakers will share design concepts and skills in their respective design disciplines. It is hoped that the workshops could facilitate and inspire students in preparation for the Bat Motif Product Design Competition.
DFA Awards was launched in 2003 by Hong Kong Design Centre. It aims to underpin the role of designers in society and to celebrate design leadership and exemplary design in Asia, and to recognize the rising force of emerging Hong Kong designers. Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (HKYDTA), one of the DFA Awards, aims to support and cultivate Hong Kong up-and-coming designers and design graduates aged 35 or below. Awardees may receive sponsorship to undergo overseas work attachment or study in renowned design companies or institutes to unleash their potential.
Soilworm Lai is one of the Awardees of HKYDTA 2013. After graduating from Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design in Industrial and Product Design, Soilworm worked in packaging and product design, focusing in paper structure development and paper engineering. He founded Stickyline with Mic Leong in 2011, which using paper as a medium, creates something between art and design. Their recent work is a stunning sculptural Pac-man by their folding techniques for a movie promotion. Stickyline has also collaborated with different international brands, like Lane Crawford, Lomography, Leica Camera, PUMA and G Givenchy.
About the Workshop
In Soilworm’s workshop, “Not Just a Piece of Paper”, students are invited to bring a portable daily object to the workshop. Through experiences sharing and discussion, Soilworm will inspire students to design and develop a mockup of commodity from the daily object by the using of paper.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/hong-kong/events/bat-motif-product-design-competition-interactive-design-workshop Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong