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Design activities in Hong Kong?

Postby prof » March 7th, 2006, 10:34 pm


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A group of German design students will be in HK May 18 - 26. We are interested in visiting important design sites and meeting HK designers.
Can anybody recommend a design firm that would be worth visiting (and, possibly, willing to host ouir visit)? Any educational facilities, besides HK PolyU? An interesting factory? Cultural events related to design?
We would appreciate your local insight very much!

Postby prof » March 25th, 2006, 1:42 pm


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come on, folks... is Hong Kong so boring that nobody can give us a hint?

Just kidding... still, I think it would be so great if someone said, hey, let's get together and have a talk... what differentiates designers in HK (Asia) from their peers in Germany (Western Europe). Get to meet, invite you folks to Berlin (Design Mai? Soccer world championship?)

Don't be scared. we speak English, and we don't bite!

Postby micberryman » April 2nd, 2006, 1:38 pm

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Have you contacted the Hong Kong Design Centre?

http://www.hkdesigncentre.org/

BTW, you won't be bored in HK.

Postby rajbrades » April 8th, 2006, 7:45 pm


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Hey stop by PolyU. I'm a Masters student there (educated in Ergonomics at University of Waterloo, Canada). We have another Masters student from Berlin too.


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Postby prof » April 9th, 2006, 11:25 am


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Thanks for your response! We cooperate with PolyU too and are actually planning to visit. I'll forward this to my students!

Postby fata_morgana24 » April 9th, 2006, 1:48 pm

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there is at least one german owned consultancy that i know of. http://www.formart.com.hk

Postby alexandros » May 14th, 2006, 9:26 am


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hey prof... r u taking part in the ido workshop?

Postby prof » May 15th, 2006, 6:16 am


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No, I don't know of an IDO workshop. What is that?

Postby alexandros » May 16th, 2006, 3:58 pm


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prof,

it's a workshop organized by the HK university of Design. every year, it invites Unis from all over the world to participate to this workshop.

our Uni is one of them and this Friday we are leaving to HK for 6 weeks! This year the program includes also ethnographic research in China!

i asked you cause i think another uni this year is from Berlin...

anyway, hope that you will really enjow ur stay in HK,

ale

Postby prof » May 16th, 2006, 7:43 pm


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Alexandros,

this is quite interesting. Even though we (KH Berlin) have an exchange agreement with HK PolyU, I was not aware of this workshop. Can you give me the website of the event, if there is one? Is it HK PolyU?

Kind regards,
Hartmut Ginnow-Merkert

Postby alexandros » May 17th, 2006, 8:15 am


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www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/ido/ido.html

Yes, the university is the HK PolyU. I was wrong, i thought that a Uni from Berlin is also participating but i checked out and it's from Koln.

Hope that it will be a great experience for you and your students (i suppose that you are supervisor professor :-) )!

alexandros

Postby prof » May 17th, 2006, 10:13 am


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Alexandros:

this is indeed very interesting. It allows the participants to get in touch with Chinese culture, and it should be a lifetime experience for everybody involved.

Thanks for sending the link; I now understand the focus of the i do workshop. Just amazing that nobody told us at their Berlin partner university.

We did our design workshops in Taipei and Guangzhou, and our focus was industrial design in China - where are their strengths, where are ours (Western Europe).

The Yunnan focus (development of rural communities) is what we pursue in our joint workshops in Guatemala where we do similar projects with the Maya population.

I wish you well and hope you will be as impressed with Chinese culture as we are.

And thanks again for the info!

Best,
Hartmut

Postby alexandros » May 18th, 2006, 1:45 am


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Prof,

Definetely is a lifetime experience! Really exciting to get to know so diffrent cultures.

I wish i could participate in your workshops in Taipei once my girlfriend is from Taiwan and i am really interested in living even for some days in her country :wink: .

Regards,

alexandros


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