ABOUT deTour

deTour, Hong Kong’s largest design festival, has connected the public with local and international design communities through a series of distinctively-themed events since 2004.

Returning from 18 November to 4 December with the theme of ‘Design as One’, curators Chi-wing Lee, Kay Chan Wan Ki and STICKYLINE will transform PMQ into a fun-filled experiment ground for participatory design, welcoming visitors to participate in various design ideas and activities physically and virtually. This edition of deTour will immerse visitors in the topics of living, environment, consumption, society, food and other areas relevant to us all.

For International Collaboration, globally-renowned creative studio Domestic Data Streamers partners with the team at deTour to examine how time can be organised to build memories in their signature whimsical approach. As part of the lineup for Feature Exhibitions, Neighbourhood Innovation Lab turns data into human narratives, telling the stories of the Central community built from data collected from 100 individuals. HKDI Centre for Communication Design invites MOM AND POP to collaborate on an inspiring shopping trip that plays with the connection between product packaging and carbon emission, evoking questions about the real costs of consumption. Meanwhile, food story designer Adelaide Lala Tam extensively documented the life of a cow to respectively understand and infiltrate the cattle industry system. Sound designer Vanissa Law breaks down the structure of language and presents visitors an alternative way to rebuild words. 14 shortlisted ideas from the Open Call will also be featured as Selected Entries, showcasing the creative prowess of the local design community.

Not to be missed are 40 Workshop sessions, 12 Design Dialogues, film screenings and guided tours that promise more fun and engaging ways for visitors to join the conversation and delve deeper into the world of design. Be part of deTour 2022 and make a difference to Design as One!

Design as One

Design isn’t just a matter of taste and preferences, but also considers the needs of different people. In an increasingly complex world, can design become a new medium of communication – opening up discussions and inviting wider participation amongst different layers of society?

At deTour 2022, we want to erase the barriers and bring design closer to you, me and everyone – the very ‘participants’ who contribute to the design process by actively taking part and responding with ideas, opinions and actions. Let your inner voices be our windows to understanding the world better, as we turn your feedback and responses into data to drive design forward. Every little question, every simple change will make a big difference for everyone in this journey!

In this 17-day celebration of design, we welcome every visitor to be involved and interact in the design process, whilst engaging in various thought-provoking issues. Designers, on the other hand, will be our storytellers – connecting different communities; querying, recording and interpreting the vast information gathered. Data from the event will be documented to inspire a variety of design ideas, and even contribute to an ocean of open data with lasting impact on creativity and design, far in the future.

Join us at deTour 2022 as we explore the power of Design as One!


PMQ (formerly Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters) opened its door in April 2014 and is Hong Kong’s definitive hub for creativity. A platform for local creative talents to showcase their work and creations, PMQ is home to over 100 local young create-preneurs; a showground for homegrown and international artists, and the leading creative lifestyle destination right in the heart of our city.

Lead Sponsor
Create Hong Kong

Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a dedicated office set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government) in June 2009 to spearhead the development of creative industries in Hong Kong. From 1 July 2022 onwards, it is under the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau. Its strategic foci are nurturing talent and facilitating start-ups, exploring markets, and promoting Hong Kong as Asia’s creative capital and fostering a creative atmosphere in the community.

Strategic Partner
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 Asia.

Partner Programme
Business of Design Week (BODW)

Asia’s premier annual event on design, innovation and brands since 2002, Business of Design Week (BODW) organised by Hong Kong Design Centre gathers some of the world’s most outstanding design masters and business influencers in Hong Kong, inspiring global audiences on the strategic value of design and innovation. It provides a valuable platform for business and creative leaders to exchange ideas, network, and explore new business opportunities.