Pandemic Showcase: With Covid-19 changing everything from our emotional and social lives to our shopping and cleaning habits, we’re in need of new ideas more than ever. “Design Trust: Critically Homemade” is one of the first exhibitions to address the pandemic in Hong Kong. During the early months of the pandemic, Design Trust made a call for functional designs that “offer solutions to current social, education, and/or environmental needs.”
The result is a fascinating exhibition of over 70 prototypes from designers in Hong Kong and around the world. The Hong Kong Beiwei Zansyu Cookie Cutters, for instance, make cookies in the shape of the Chinese character 惡 (“evil”), hoping to relieve some stress by allowing people to crunch all the evil up and digest it. Another exhibit, the Hong Kong Brick, is created from construction waste of shops that closed during the pandemic. It represents the hope that this current crisis can be a foundation for something better in the future.
Where? House Studio, Soho House Hong Kong, 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan
When? Through October 4, daily 12pm – 7pm
How to participate? The exhibition is free, but prior registration is required here
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