Creativity at a new address - PMQ (formerly Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters) opened its door in April 2014, providing a platform for local creative talents to showcase their work and creation. This is a place for international creative happenings right in the heart of our city, and a destination for a creative lifestyle experience.
Organized by PMQ, deTour is an important concurrent event of the Business of Design Week (Bodw) featuring designs from young and emerging talents. We provide a great variety of programmes, such as exhibitions and workshops, showcasing creations of young artists/designers, which bring opportunities for “Game Changer”, the theme of deTour this year.
“Innovation makes life better, while creativity determines our future.”
With an increasing number of the world’s population living with modern technology, innovative design is a key investment in smart cities like Hong Kong. But what makes a better future, how do we benefit from innovative lifestyle and how do we achieve ingenious advancement? In deTour 2016, we approach arts, design, technology and society to start new conversations, imagine new futures and forge human connections across the city. Our vision is to converge a spectrum of creative ideas that are malleable and idiosyncratic, presenting diverse opinions on how we see the future of our world.
GAME CHANGER - we mean this in its dual sense; firstly, how creativity and designs can completely change the way we perceive and act in the world, and more importantly, whether and how we can change our perception of what design really is, and how it should be carried out. Being a game changer transforms the way people approach what they do; they observe and approach problems from multiple perspectives, empathise, ideate, design and iterate, leading the role up front.
Creativity ranges from practitioners and thinkers, spectacular and complex, to playful and emotional. Commissioned artists may respond in any media as long as the resulting work is visionary. Ultimately we hope to create a captivating atmosphere and transformative experiences, to arouse public consciousness and to influence creative practices.
The Create Hong Kong is a dedicated agency set up under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau on 1 June 2009 to lead, champion and drive the development of the creative economy in Hong Kong. It co-ordinates Government policy and effort regarding creative industries, focuses Government’s resources catering for the promotion and speeding up of the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries.
The Hong Kong Design Centre has been the organiser of Business of Design Week (BODW) since 2002. It is an annual international event aimed at promoting design and strengthening ties between the design and business communities. Each year, BODW attracts design and business elites from around the world to Hong Kong. The world's attention is drawn to current design issues through various exhibitions, international forums and outreach activities tailored to provide designers, business leaders, educators, SMEs and the public with communication opportunities to build strong business and commercial development. It is a world-class platform for the exchange of ideas, and an internationally renowned annual design event.
Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) is a non-profit organisation and a strategic partner of the HKSAR Government in establishing Hong Kong as a centre of design excellence in Asia. Since 2002, HKDC has been on a public mission to use design thinking and innovation to drive value creation of business development and improve the well-being of society, through our five pillars: CONNECT, CELEBRATE, NURTURE, ADVANCE, and ENGAGE.