observe – imagine – create (2015-2016)
An exhibition showcasing a selection of work as a result of the collaboration between Design Academy Eindhoven and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 30 October until 6 Jan 2015. Students, living and working in Hong Kong, have a keen knowledge of their local environment. They are passionate, engaged with their social environment, slightly non-conformist and conscious of what they do. Within an educational design context they are able to move freely between set rules and boundaries. Based on personal observations of every day routes and routines they sketch new possible worlds. By exaggerating, enlarging, mixing, confronting or duplicating personal fascinations into existing urban landscape, new places emerge. These young urban citizens demonstrate the value of local everyday knowledge for city design; of a world in which the city can become yours.
A project by students of Design Academy Eindhoven and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University supervised by Ester van de Wiel, Imme van der Haak and Fanny Hofstra. With contributions of: Amy Hui, Arjan Matteo Das, Birdy Shum, Chu Yiu Fai (Wilson), Jacqueline Ko , Jacques van Haaster, Kwok Yuen Kiu (Greta), Lau Pui Hing (Vivian), Leung Ka Wai (Eva), Mak Ka Long (Kelvin), Milan Tak, Patricio Nusselder, Penny Wu (Ruby), Pim Bens, Wong Ho Yeung (Jonathan), Yoon Kyung Jung.