Central and Sheung Wan have witnessed the traces of time in Hong Kong. In this corner of the city, old icons and buildings adorn the prosperous core of the business district. With the departure of the older generation, the social landscape and lifestyle of the past have seemingly been disguised into codes and ciphers in our eyes, and turned into incomprehensible puzzles. In this workshop, we will discover and tell the stories behind these hidden riddles in our city.
Hong Konger. Studies Chinese. Learns Philosophy.
“It seems that my destiny would be to teach or to beg. We are forced to conform, and unable to resist. In a capitalist society, there are too many things that are accepted as normal – low productivity, life on a countdown, and being left behind by time. Maybe I’m just like the old districts and collective memories – in need of new methods of survival. It may not be glamorous, but at least we are here, surviving with what we have.”
“Design is real, yet fictional.
Design is free, yet confined.
Design is mature, yet childish.
Design is personal, yet shared.
Design is ever-changing, yet unchanging.”
– A Communication Design student who doesn’t understand design
“If trusting or untrusting everything turns to idleness, then try everything. Currently in the process.”
“I’d rather be a versatile individual than being talented in only one aspect. Being good at biology doesn’t mean one can’t be a businessman; having a passion for computers doesn’t mean a career in IT; an organiser of outdoor activities doesn’t have to be a triathlete; building miniature models does not mean someone is a loner. In this generation, no one should set limits for themselves!”
“Hong Kong is a place where the East meets West, and learning English here seems to be more fun. With Western culture and thoughts being brought to Hong Kong and the increasing reservedness of history, what would happen when seeds from a foreign country sprout in Hong Kong?”