28 Jun 2019 (Fri) 9:30 AM - 28 Jun 2019 (Fri) 5:30 PM
Organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Fast evolving contemporary lifestyles see a demand for design and technology integrated products that can seamlessly integrate into everyday life to enhance well- being. As an important international creative hub, where design is among the fastest growing industries in Hong Kong providing economic value and opportunities for the young, it is vital to provide a design-led techstyle platform. Techstyle encompasses all aspects of technology integrated fashion, material and product design. The Institute of Textiles and Clothing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), together with our collaborators The Mills Fabrica, Royal College of Art, Tsinghua University and strategic partner Parsons School of Design with sponsorship from Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, are proud to present the Designing Future Techstyle to foster creativity in the context of techstyle for social good.
The symposium will create awareness of design approaches for techstyle and highlight the industry’s needs to work collaboratively across disciplines as technology and consumer demands evolve. It will provide local creative communities, design students and the general public with the platform to gain, discuss and share international, interdisciplinary design perspectives. The symposium will consist of talks presented by invited experts in techstyle and a discussion forum between speakers and audience facilitated. The finalists of Techstyle for social good competition are invited to present their work at the Designing Future Techstyle Event on 28th June 2019.
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.