NEW OLD. OLD NEW.

There is new in old and old in new.

Principles or ideas from the past can often act as a boost in the creation of something new, whilst the new is often reflected in the past. Before the smartphones there was the iPod. 60 years ago, Dieter Rams’ vision of ‘portable’ music led him to develop the Braun TP1, which still has an influence on today’s design.

At the junction of Aberdeen Street and Hollywood Road, 130 years ago, stood the Central school. Today, on those same foundations, stands the PMQ. This site once represented a place of education, bringing new ideas to the city. Now, it represents a place of creativity. This foundation is both tangible and intangible.

The past continues to inspire, offering influences that still resonate with the world today and even appear as new. Whether an idea or object appears new and innovative or old and outdated will always be tied to the context or time within which it is created and used. If time is regarded as a series of artifacts, rather than a series of chronological events, it will no longer appear linear but, instead, can be seen as layers of components from which the future will be built.

DeTour 2019 at PMQ, will explore how different elements and ideas from the past can be used, through design, to create something NEW, adding value and meanings that are relevant to today's society.

Through the exhibitions and installations on show, we aim to unearth and demonstrate both innovative experimentation and original thinking, whilst inviting the general public to join with us in examining the components of good design.

OPEN CALL FOR CREATIVE PROPOSAL
Submission period: NOW to 30th August 2019 (Fri) 18:00
Submission and Enquiry: opencall@detour.hk
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