“Design Does* – For better and for worse” Exhibition
6 November, 2020 - 10 January, 2021
Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) (Lee Wai Lee)’s HKDI Gallery is presenting their international exhibition for the year, “Design Does* – For better and for worse”, as part of the “#DesignUnfold” programme. Co-curated by ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering and Domestic Data Streamers, and co-produced by the Design Museum of Barcelona, the Asian debut exhibition showcases the value of design in our society, and how designers play crucial roles in formulating strategies, offering solutions and leading change with creativity and innovation.
The exhibition addresses some of the most topical global issues including sustainability, connectivity, marginalisation, consumerism, innovation and new materials while showcasing eight projects conceived by designers from around the world. To provide visitors with new exhibition experiences, the exhibition highlights an interactive experimentation space and features real-time data collection and project displays. The exhibition also showcases visitors’ feedback on different design proposals, thereby inspiring visitors to contemplate what design does, and what design should do.
“Design Does* – For better and for worse” highlights the key role of design innovation in response to future challenges via thought-provoking and interactive projects. In asking “Do all cultures consume in the same way?”, Love me tinder, by Domestic Data Streamers, explores how customers can learn to adapt a single-design product to satisfy their own needs; in response to the question “Can we live without plastic?”, Ooho, by Skipping Rocks Lab, deep-dives into the world’s plastic pollution problem, highlighting plastic product design’s potential impact on the environment, as well as how design can help identify non-polluting alternatives to packaging of products we consume.
Online pre-registration is required: https://hkdigallery_designdoes_admission.eventbrite.com/