Design plays a crucial role in society in spheres ranging from industry, business and public policy to organisations, technology and the environment. It influences our communities, behaviours and lifestyles. In this context, Design Does* was born. The exhibition, co-curated by Elisava and Domestic Data Streamers and co-produced by the Design Museum of Barcelona, which hosted the exhibition in 2018, now arrives in Hong Kong.
From 5 November 2020 to 10 January 2021, Design Does* at HKDI Gallery will showcase a series of projects by international designers which seek to address topical issues and future challenges such as sustainability, ethics, connectivity, marginalisation, consumerism and innovation. This interactive exhibition will examine the responsibility inherent in the act of design and the designer’s multiple roles as a provider of solutions, humanist, strategist and agent of change.
The issues raised by each design project are intended to generate dialogue, encourage participation and build knowledge that will enrich the transdisciplinary practice of design.
Online Master Lecture by Laura Clèries, Albert Fuster and Pau Garcia
The exhibition will be opened, on Thursday November 5, with an Online Master Lecture by:
- 9:30 a.m.: Dr. Laura Clèries, Director of Elisava Research: A Slap in the Face: Shaping Presents through Design
- 9:50 a.m.: Dr. Albert Fuster, Academic Director of Elisava: Creativity in Context: The Role of Design Schools
- 10:15 a.m.: Pau Garcia, Co-founder of Domestic Data Streamers: Design Does. Not an Exhibition but an Act
- 10:40 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Design Does: visions on the role of design (LIVE) PANEL DISCUSSION, live via Zoom Webinar, with: Dr. Laura Cleries, Dr. Albert Fuster, Mr. Pau Garcia, Mr. Keith Tam (Head of Communication Design, HKDI), Mr. Terence Wong (Head of Digital Media).
- 11:30 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.: Opening Ceremony with Ms. Pilar Vélez (Design Museum of Barcelona), Dr. Javier Peña (General Director of Elisava) and Mr. Pau Garcia (Domestic Data Streamers).
Online pre-registration for on-site exhibition visit is required and part of the exhibition can be visited virtually.
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