THEME THE MAKING OF

From traditional craftsmanship to modern design, the Making culture carries great social value which makes significant impact in our daily lives. Characterized by unique skill sets and techniques, long-existing handicraft preserves the beauty of art and tradition in its original ways revealed mainly through the creation of physical objects. In modern design, the process of making often involves sophisticated technology that leads to solutions which satisfy the needs of this fast-growing and challenging world. GDN Symposium 2018 visits the theme of “The Making Of”, with the aim to explore the best of traditional craftsmanship and modern design, and to integrate them harmoniously to create better products and solutions, for the benefit of shaping the development course of the design industry, generating greater social and economic advancement, as well as a better living environment for all.

GDN 2018 SYMPOSIUM

Presenters

Mr. Jefa Greenaway Director, Greenaway Architects,
Australia
Ms. Maria Rita O. Matute Executive Director,
Design Center of the Philippines
Dr. Ho Siu Kee Director of M.A. Programme,
Associate Professor,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ms. Emily Ong Deputy Executive Director,
DesignSingapore Council
Language of KeynoteS.I. service will be available in Cantonese, English, Mandarin.Translational provided
* Free for all (registration online now)

Program

8th December, 2018 (Sat) 2:30pm – 5pm

Meeting Room S421
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wanchai
  • 14:00
    Registration
  • 14:30
    Welcome remarks by
    Mr. Freeman Lau
    Secretary General, Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations
  • 14:40 – 15:40
    Presentations and Members Sharing
    (open to GDN members only)
    • Mr. Jefa Greenaway Director, Greenaway Architects, Australia
    • Ms. Maria Rita O. Matute Executive Director, Design Center of the Philippines
    • Dr. Ho Siu Kee Director of M.A. Programme, Associate Professor,
      The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Representatives of member associations
  • 15:40 – 16:00
    Networking Break
  • 16:00 – 16:05
    Presentation by Ms. Emily Ong
    Deputy Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council
  • 16:05 – 16:50
    Roundtable Discussion
    (open to both GDN members and non-GDN members)
    Moderator: Ms. Emily Ong
  • 16:55
    Group Photo
  • 17:00
    End of Symposium
* Remarks: Simultaneous interpretation into English / Cantonese / Putonghua will be provided

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