If global warming and the energy crisis are issues for everyone
If designers can make cool stuffs and energize our lives
How can good design go beyond fancy products and bring about systemic change?
Supported by our Asian Exchange Programme for Creative Industries Practitioners, emerging designers Kevin CHEUNG and KaCaMa travelled to Japan to research on sustainable design. Join this sharing of their fruitful experiences –complemented by a special screening of Tomorrow, a documentary about real endeavours for a greener future.
Date: 25 Jun 2017 (Sun)
Time: 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Venue: ACO (14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Road, Wanchai)
Sharing by Hong Kong upcycling product designer Kevin CHEUNG and design team KaCaMa
Graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with major of Product Design. Kevin devotes himself in developing upcycling products and raising public’s eco-awareness. At the same time, he believes that designers have the ability and obligation to protect the environment in order to sustain the balance between the eco-system, economy and the society. He is good at turning the waste into attractive and durable artworks and products. During his exchange in Japan, he has been to the world’s first “Zero Waste” town, Kamikatsu in Tokushima, to experience the local green lifestyle. He has visited the local recyclable collection point that has classified the trash into 54 categories. In his trip, he also shared and exchanged the upcycling products with the residents.
KaCaMa Design Lab
Co-founded by three graduates, Kay, Catherine and Match, from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2011, who specialize in reusing post-consumer waste materials. KaCaMa hope their product not only can delight people’s lives and instill eco-awareness in its users, but also can establish contact with local enterprises, handcraft men and local cultures. During their exchange trip in Japan, they have studied various cases related to sustainable design, such as Miyama in Fukuoka. This town has developed solar energy to bring social changes and develop a sustainable economy. KaCaMa also organized a mobile market in Japan to boost the cultural exchange with the Japanese through the Hong Kong hand-made salted-fish sauce.
2. Community Screening: Tomorrow
|Directors: Cyril DION, Mélanie LAURENT
French / 2015 / 120mins / In English and French with Chinese and English subtitles
In 2012, Nature published a study led by more than 20 researchers from the top scientific institutions in the world predicting that humankind could disappear between 2040 and 2100. It also said that it could be avoided by drastically changing our way of life and take appropriate measures. Shortly after giving birth to her first child, French actress and director Mélanie LAURENT (Inglorious Bastards) became increasingly aware of the dangers and the state of urgency that her son will face in the future. Along with friend and activist Cyril DION and their crew, she decided to travel the world in search of solutions that can help save the next generations. The result is Tomorrow, an inspiring documentary that presents concrete solutions implemented throughout the world by hundred of communities. From the US to the UK and through Finland and India, together they traveled to 10 countries to visit permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects and community-owned renewable initiatives to highlight people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy, and education. Their common ideas and examples make Tomorrow one of the most essential and unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of our time.
- Free admission. Pre-registration is required
- KaCaMa will share special treats with a taste of Miyama’s awarding-winning, city-wide design project. Please bring along some LOCALLY PRODUCED food/drinks for sharing too!
- ACO is the Green Partnership for this event
Community Outreach＠MaD Festival 2017 is made possible with generous support from Create HK, funder of the Asian Exchange Programme for Creative Industries Practitioners and the scheme’s recipients’ community sharing, and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, funder of the community screening.
|Organizer||Patron and Founding Sponsor
||The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: Make a Difference School funded by|
|Programme Partners||Green Partnership|
Disclaimer: Create Hong Kong of 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.