Design is so simple.
That’s why it is so
complicated.

Paul Rand

Harmonious Chaos

Creation is a process.

The simpler and cleaner a design is, the more complicated and tortuous its process may be. In art and design, we always appreciate beautiful outcomes, but often overlook the muddling processes. Many a time, we get stuck in confusion and messiness that we can’t even make sense of - but indeed we don’t have to. All we need is to explore the harmony out of or within the chaos. We may end up with a masterpiece, a little something or even nothing at all, but we definitely have gone through a state of harmony and chaos. The creative process may be inexplicable and incomprehensible, but it matters.

deTour 2017 focuses on the harmonious chaos in a creative process. Through exhibitions, installations, workshops and talks, we examine at how a concept evolves to become a result, and offer participants chances to experience the unknowns and possibilities in the course. We hope you will appreciate the imaginative practice behind all designs, and be creative after experiencing them.

About deTour

Every year deTour offers a variety of programmes, featuring innovative designs from young and emerging talents to more advanced creative professionals, to inspire creativity and foster exchange of ideas. As an important concurrent event of the Business of Design Week (BoDW) since 2004, deTour is now curated and organised by PMQ, a creative hub located in the heart of Hong Kong.

Past deTour

Game Changer

2016

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Connection

2015

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Co-Creation

2014

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deTour Matters

2013

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Design Renegade

2012

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Use-Less

2011

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NOT GUILTY

2010

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BODW Satellite Events x deTour

To ensure the spirit of creativity is felt citywide and to celebrate good designs and innovations that shape a better society, the annual Business of Design Week (BODW) further expands the creative horizons to the general public through a series of events in collaboration with different brands, businesses and local design institutions, taking place throughout Hong Kong under the banner of BODW Satellite Events x deTour.

Contact

35 Aberdeen Street,Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 (Monday to Sunday)
Tel: +852 3481 2479Email: info@detour.hk
Disclaimer

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.

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