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#ddInMotions: #dd24 24-hour Endless Fun of Creative Experience Experience Wan Chai Day and Night with the Resonance of Time, Space and Community

HONG
KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6
December 2018 - Presented by
the Tourism Commission, organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre and having the
Hong Kong Animation & Comic Federation as a strategic partner (for
programme or work related to local comic only), "Design District Hong Kong" (#ddHK) will collaborate with over 18 Wan
Chai based and other local cultural and creative units to kick-off a 24-hour creative
event, "dd24", on 7 December from 6 pm onwards for 24 hours non-stop. It will
bring an array of diverse creative happenings at the former Grade II historic
buildings "Green House", 7 Mallory Street, and through a series of creative
activities to delineate the regional culture that resonates with Hong Kong
people with design, lead tourists to enjoy the authentic local designs with
footsteps and let visitors and the public experience different places in Hong
Kong with creative navigation.

 


(Top) "Design District Hong Kong" (#ddHK) will kick-off a 24-hour creative event, "dd24", on 7 December from 6 pm onwards for 24 hours non-stop. The creative team has teamed up with Hong Kong Design Institute to turn basic strokes of Chinese characters into large public furniture, together with a giant "#" multi-functional public furniture to activate the public open space at 7 Mallory Street.
(Left corner) Hong Kong Design Centre has teamed up with the creative team to present "#ddCreativePlacemaking" from now until February 2021, in a number of spots in major streets of Wan Chai, to connect the community with creative designs. One of the placemaking designs is located at the junction of Queen's Road East and Stone Nullah Lane).
(Right corner) Riding on the theme of "Discover a Different Hong Kong by Design", the public can have a first-hand taste of "one space, multiple experiences" and explore Wan Chai day and night in 24 hours.  Practice yoga with Delia Indra Yoga to wake up your mind and feel the rhythm of the body to kick start a new day with positive energy.


Senses
have always been the guidance of design. Riding on the theme of "Discover a
Different Hong Kong by Design", the public can have a first-hand taste of "one
space, multiple experiences", further exploration of space, activity, time and
the community. The 10 creative and playful experiences cover various design
disciplines like space design, food, art, dance, fashion, sport, education,
placemaking, music, etc., and topics includes: the crossover of food and
creativity; self-discovery journey through sound navigation; depicting the city
by fashion and dance; refreshing your body by sport and meditation; parent-kid
creative workshop discovering old and new design in Wan Chai, etc..
Through a
series of co-creation workshops, Hong Kong Design Centre hopes to use design to
drive value creation and the betterment of the society while promoting creative
tourism of t
he
district, as well as to lift community livability and attract more tourists to
Hong Kong.

 

Besides,
our creative team has teamed up with Hong Kong Design Institute to turn basic
strokes of Chinese characters (dot, slant, pressing forcefully, turning stroke,
and vertical) into large public furniture, together with a giant "#"
multi-functional public furniture to activate the public open space at 7
Mallory Street. #dd24 makes use of the public furniture and space design for its
creative activities. It connects the local community and to improve mobility of
the district, to make Hong Kong more livable through small changes, and trigger
public to rethink the function of public spaces and building harmonic
community.

 

#ddInMotions: #dd24  - 10 Creative and Playful Experiences

Time

Content

Creative
Party

7
December

1)
"Beyond Happy Hours" Opening Party

6pm
to 9pm

 

Wan
Chai Stories + Organic Snacks

 

Residents of Wan Chai, Wah and Wai will share their
stories of Wan Chai and organic snacks from GroundWorks at the party.

Speaker:
Viva Blue House

Snack
Making: GroundWorks

Special
Flavoured Beer Brewing Demonstration

 

One of the Wan Chai's characteristics, Stone
Nullah Lane Beer, will present the basic techniques of brewing beer, and how
to brew unique beer with ingredients collected from the neigbourhood.

 

*For ages 18 or above only. Welcome walk-in,
onsite registration is required.

Demonstration:
Stone Nullah Lane Beer

Creative
Drinks

 

Dedicated bottles for special drinks bringing
design into daily life.

Host:
The Bottle Shop

 

2)
Balloons of Creativity Fun Game

6pm
to 9:30pm

 

 

Cheer Up! Wan Chai!

Design is fun! Pump the balloons on the stage and
cheer up Wan Chai.

Design:
One Bite Design Studio

3)
"Creativity is..." Journey of Self-Discovery

10pm
to 12am

 

Come and join us for an audio self-discovery journey with "Creativity
is..." to discover all the hidden potentials within yourself while abandoning
the stereotypes of the old-selves.

We invite you to experience the journey
online, collect Christmas cards and make wishes under the starry sky and
re-discover yourself. 

Host:
Creativity.is

 


 

Time

Content

Creative
Party

8
December

4)
 Fashion Performance

1am
to 3am

 

Wan Chai transforms from a
hectic business centre to a tranquil place full of possibilities at
night. #dd24 invites
public for a city exploration journey with performer Kiwi Chan dressed in
designed outfits by Singchin Lo from PLOTZ, to experience Wan Chai day and
night and discover changes of the city through a unique performance combining
fashion and dance.

 

Fashion
Design: Singchin [email protected] PLOTZ

Performer:
Kiwi Chan

5)
Discover Difference

3am
to 5:30am

By transforming the setting of the furniture back
in the creative base, are you ready to discover another appearance of your
mind?

--

6)
Meditation & Sunrise Yoga

6am
to 8am

Waking up early can be so refreshing! Practice
yoga with Delia Indra Yoga to wake up your mind and feel the rhythm of the
body to kick start a new day with positive energy.

Quota: 50

Instructor:
Delia Indra Yoga

7)
Morning Workout

8am
to 10am

 

Gym is not the only sport for big guys. Let's
workout in the most organic way without equipment!

Quota: 50

Foodyfree
Trainer: Shirley Siu

8)
"Imagine the City" Parent-Kid Creative Workshop

10:30am
to 12:30pm

 

The trust challenge between
parents and kids is on! Guided by courageous kids, the parents will discover
the Wan Chai district where old meets new: from pre-war buildings and
heritage to modern architecture and public space, finally arrive at the
designated spot to complete the mission within
specific time. Let the little urban planners free their imagination and
construct the ideal living space!

 

*Welcome children aged 6-10

Quota: 15 groups

 

Host:
ohmykids


 

Time

Content

Creative
Party

9)
Placemaking Open Forum

1pm
to 3pm

 

The forum is dedicated to gather the
professionals and the public to share experiences and promote the creative
placemaking idea.

 

1st Session:

Place in the Making -- Discover a different Wan
Chai

 

2nd Session:

Place in the Making --Discover a different City

 

2nd Session:

Placemaking -- Design a slogan or the future?

Speakers:

Ms.
Corrin CHAN

Chairlady
of Hong Kong Architecture Centre

 

Ms.
Connie LAM

Executive
Director of Hong Kong Arts Centre

 

Prof.
NG Mee Kam

Professor of Department of Geography and Resource
Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Mr.
Alfred YEUNG

Chairman
of Building Committee of Viva Blue House Project, St. James' Settlement

10)
#dd Mini Concert

3pm
to 6pm

 

 

3 groups of local bands and
singer will join #dd24 to
show their passion of local music and rediscover Hong Kong indie music
through the most authentic sound!

Music
Director: Veronica Lee

Performers:
Arm Charm (guest singer Wynne Lo)
?Subyub Lee?Nowhere Boys

#ddinMotions: #dd24

Date:                     7 December (Fri) to 8
December (Sat)

Time:                     6pm to 6pm next day

Venue:                 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai, and
surroundings

 

About Design District Hong Kong


Design District Hong
Kong (#ddHK) is a 3-year Creative Tourism Project presented by Tourism
Commission, organised by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), with Hong Kong Comics
& Animation Federation (HKCAF) as Strategic Partner on programme related to
local comic. #ddHK is a vibrant hub of creativity in the heart of the
city.  It is a fantastic blueprint for
the visitors and public to explore the city in a brand new way, it also aligns
HKDC's public mission to promote future betterment of the society and community
resilience through design. In 2018, the theme is "Connected City: Hong
Kong Stories"
.

About Hong Kong Design Centre


Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) was founded in 2001 as a strategic
partner of the HKSAR Government in establishing Hong Kong as centre of design
excellence in Asia. HKDC continues its public mission to promote wider and
strategic use of design and design thinking to create business value and
improve societal well-being. Our initiatives are anchored by five major work
directions: CONNECT, CELEBRATE, NURTURE,
ADVANCE and ENGAGE
.

 

HKDC's flagship programmes include Business of Design Week (since
2002) -- Asia's leading annual conference and event on Design, Innovation and
Brands; DFA Awards (since 2003) -- a widely recognised design awards that
celebrates outstanding designs with Asian perspectives; Design Incubation
Programme (since 2012) and Fashion Incubation Programme (since 2016) -- 2-year
incubation programmes to nurture 4 future design and fashion entrepreneurs;
FASHION ASIA HONGKONG (since 2016) -- a fashion initiative combining
conversations, interactions and cultural exchanges to energise the city's image,
and position it as an Asian hub for fashion trade and business development;
Knowledge of Design Week (since 2006) -- an annual thematic design knowledge
sharing platform that explores how design can solve complex challenges of our
society.

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