A Whimsical Adventure Begins – Stones, branches & leaves 大自然奇遇出發 – 石頭、樹枝與樹葉

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【Play Lives - Design Workshop】A Whimsical Adventure Begins – Stones, branches & leaves 【好玩日日 - 設計工作坊】大自然奇遇出發 – 石頭、樹枝與樹葉

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A Whimsical Adventure Begins – Stones, branches & leaves

Set within a playful and whimsical scenario inspired by nature, the Stones, Branches & Leaves workshop promotes visual poetry through creative exploration of the environment. It offers participants an alternative lens to inquire into the natural world and reveal the value of overlooked resources. Participants will manipulate a quirky selection of natural objects and imbue them with distinct personalities; reflecting our humanity as we interact with the natural landscape. Through an engaging process of discussion, imagination, material experimentation and story-making, the workshop encourages participants to develop personal storylines, intriguing images, and poetic visual narratives in the form of hands-on crafts, drawings, stencils, and short essays weaving speculation into reality. The workshop thus aims to stimulate informal conversations about pro-environmental consciousness and humans’ place on our planet.

大自然奇遇出發 – 石頭、樹枝與樹葉

工作坊帶領參加者利用大自然素材、建立各種天馬行空的場景、設計出獨特的故事圖本。以另一角度去重新發掘被忽略的自然小物、如地上的石頭、樹枝和樹葉等、以創意媒介和擬人手法鼓勵參加者加入個人幻想和情感、引發我們對大自然和自身性格的有趣提問。

通過討論、實驗和故事製作、參加者將遊走於現實與推測幻想之間、編出屬於自己的故事情節(以手工藝、繪畫、版印和短文等形式)、激發更多人類和自然環境共處的設計討論。

Venue: Room 305 & 307, 3/F, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai

Date & Time: 23.01.2021 / 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Instructor: UUendy Lau

Target Participant: Public

Age: 8 or above

No. of participants: 15

Language: Cantonese

Fee: Free of charge

*Remarks: The best two to three pieces of work made by the participants will be selected for display during the design exhibition themed "PLAY LIVES" from February to April 2021.

場地:灣仔茂蘿街 7號 3樓 305 及 307 室

日期及時間:23.01.2021 / 2:00pm – 5:00pm

導師:UUendy Lau

對象:公眾人士

年齡:8 歲或以上

名額:15

語言:粵語

費用:費用全免

*備註:導師將在是次工作坊中挑選兩至三件參加者的作品,並於2021年2月至4月期間在設計展覽「好玩日日」中展出。

Remarks for Participants

A. All participants are required to take temperature check before admission. Participants with fever symptoms will not be admitted.

B. All participants must sign a form confirming they have not confirmed infection for Covid-19 and/ or been under compulsory quarantine imposed by the Department of Health. Hong Kong Design Centre reserves the final right for permission of entering the workshop venue if you are not able to complete or confirm the matters as set out in this form.

C. All participants must wear a mask at all times during the activity. Eating and drinking is not allowed. Participants without wearing a mask will not be admitted.

D. Participants are encouraged to use alcohol hand sanitiser before entry.

E. In light of the current pandemic situation, the Organiser reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change any details such as dates of all events. Participants will be notified through emails or phone calls.

參加者注意事項

A. 所有活動參加者進場前須接受體溫測量。若有發燒徵狀,工作人員有權拒絕相關人士進場。

B. 所有活動參加者都必須簽署一份「健康申報表」,確認他們在過去14天內未曾確診2019冠狀病毒病及/或曾被衛生署要求強制檢疫。如未能填妥本表格或確認表格所列出的事項,香港設計中心將保留可進入活動場地的最終決定權。

C. 所有活動參加者於出席活動時須一直佩戴口罩,期間請勿飲食。若無佩戴自備口罩,工作人員有權拒絕相關人士進場。

D. 活動參加者在進場前建議使用酒精搓手液清潔雙手。

E. 因應疫情實際情況,大會將保留一切權利取消、延期或更改所有活動日期。活動參與者將會透過電郵或電話通知。

導師簡介

About the Instructor

UUendy Lau

UUendy Lau is a designer-artist who creates projects that provoke alternative speculations on nature. The main theme of her work centres on ‘animals and the environment’, a universal and inclusive subject permeating all cultures, languages, lifestyles and beliefs.

Upon her graduation from Goldsmiths, University of London with a MA Design: Critical Practice, Lau has directed her creations towards making discursive enquiries into unfamiliar juxtapositions between the natural world and human-made inventions in the creative process of researching, designing and making. She has participated in many design events and exhibitions (e.g. speaking at TEDx, collaborating with both charity and commercial organisations such as Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Design Trust, Absolut Vodka, New Balance etc). She has also received artist grants on her overseas artist-residencies, including Northern Rivers Community Gallery (Australia, 2018), PARADISE AIR (Japan, 2018), Guandu International Nature Art Festival (Taiwan, 2017) and HK Brussels Design Exchange Programme (Belgium, 2013).

UUendy Lau 是一位設計師藝術家,經常以「動物與環境」為創作靈感,認為是一個可包融所有文化、語言、生活方式和信仰的主題。

畢業於倫敦大學金匠學院 (批判性實踐設計碩士),喜歡探索自然世界和人類發明之間的互動和對比,進行不同研究、實驗和藝術製作。曾參與多個設計活動和展覽,亦與不同機構如香港海事博物館、Absolut Vodka等合作。曾獲得海外藝術駐留創作資助,包括PARADISE AIR(日本,2018),關渡自然藝術節(台灣,2017)和香港布魯塞爾設計交流(比利時,2013)。

About Design Spectrum

Design Spectrum is a new initiative by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) to foster a good design culture in the community. Located in a revitalised cluster of Grade 2 historic buildings at 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai, Design Spectrum features year-round exhibitions, exchanges, design appreciation and other promotion programmes to cultivate a creative atmosphere, while nurturing local creative capital. It serves as a unique public face for HKDC to strengthen linkages with the community and partners locally, in other cities of the Greater Bay Area, ASEAN cities and overseas, and contributes towards creative and cultural tourism.

關於設計光譜

設計光譜是香港設計中心(HKDC)推出的全新項目,旨在推動社區培養好設計文化。設計光譜設於灣仔茂蘿街7號的二級歷史活化建築物內,透過舉辦全年展覽、交流、設計賞析及其他推廣項目,營造創新氛圍,同時為社會培育本地創意資本。作為HKDC面向公眾的獨特平台,設計光譜致力加強與來自本地、大灣區其他城市、東盟城市和海外合作伙伴的聯繫,同時推廣創意及文化旅遊。

About Hong Kong Design Centre

Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) is a non-governmental organisation, and was founded in 2001 as a strategic partner of the HKSAR Government in establishing Hong Kong as an international centre of design excellence in Asia. Our public mission is to promote wider and strategic use of design and design thinking to create business value and improve societal well-being, with the aim of advancing Hong Kong as an international design centre in Greater Bay Area and in Asia.

Learn more about us at www.hkdesigncentre.org

關於香港設計中心

香港設計中心為於2001年成立的非政府機構,擔當香港特別行政區政府的策略伙伴,以推動香港成為亞洲區內享譽國際的設計之都為目標。公共使命是推動社會更廣泛和具策略性地運用設計及設計思維,為業界創造價值及改善社會福祉,旨在推動香港成為大灣區及亞洲區內的國際設計中心。

了解更多:www.hkdesigncentre.org

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