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#ddHK Heart of Cyberpunk - Talks
Block 2, Tung Chau Street Temporary Market
17 October 2020 - 25 October 2020
Organized by #ddHK ( Design District Hong Kong )
Seminar or Talk Fashion
Free

Sham Shui Po has always been the fashion & design hub of Hong Kong. With its vividness and specialty, it is frequently seen as part of the futuristic aesthetics in cyberpunk films and is undoubtedly the “Heart of Cyberpunk”. In order for the public and visitors to truly embrace this unique local culture, #ddHK is launching the latest placemaking initiative —“Heart of Cyberpunk”.

The story background of “Heart of Cyberpunk” sets forth in Sham Shui Po, the time portal that signifies “High Tech, Low Life”.

Whether you are a cyberpunk enthusiast or interested in the local culture, everyone is bound to learn something new. The talks comprise of the story and culture of cyberpunk, and the development and conservation of local culture, allowing you to understand more about why this is such a phenomenon.

Designers and artists from different fields will deliver these talks related to the cyberpunk theme.

 

Talk1: Cyberpunk through the lens of cinema

Discuss with Hong Kong Cyberpunk action film director "Why is Hong Kong regarded by international directors as the world's most cyberpunk place? 

Speaker & Organisation: Leung Chun Man, Film Director
Date: 18/10/2020 (Sun)
Time: 16:45–17:30
No. of Participants: 15
Language: Cantonese

 

Talk2: This is Hong Kong Cyberpunk: Dragon’s Delusion

Explore how to use Hong Kong as a creative base to express Cyberpunk's future alternation of old and new with paint and painting techniques.

Speaker & Organisation: Kongkee, Comic Artist
Date: 21/10/2020 (Wed)
Time: 16:00 – 16:45
No. of Participants: 15
Language: Cantonese

 

Talk3: When toy meets Cyberpunk

Introduce the birth of Zero, the representative character of Cyberpunk, and share how the initial production tem-plate to the post-production process.

Speaker & Organisation: Pierre (Figure Expert)
Date: 24/10/2020 (Sat)
Time: 16:45–17:30
No. of Participants: 15
Language: Cantonese

 

Talk4: Can you imagine Cyberpunk without signboards?

Hong Kong’s cityscape is part of the visual blueprint of Cyberpunk. Sign-boards and their lighting effects are also the essential elements of this culture.

The number of signboards of Hong Kong has, however, significantly de-creased and the streets in Hong Kong are becoming unfamiliar. Is Cyberpunk still the imagination of future cities? Or has it become the nostalgic medium to look backward to the disappeared scenes of Hong Kong?

Speaker & Organisation: Ken Fung & Kevin Mak (Founder of Streetsignhk)
Date: 25/10/2020 (Sun)
Time: 16:45–17:30
No. of Participants: 15
Language: Cantonese

 

 

Note

  1. Talk reservations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The successful applicants of each talk will be notified by email confirmation. Other applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified individually if a quota becomes available.
  2. All participants must sign a form confirming they have not confirmed infection for Covid-19 and/ or been under compulsory quarantine imposed by the Department of Health.
  3. All participants must wear a mask at all times during the activity. Eating and drinking is not allowed.
  4. All participants must regularly sanitise their hands throughout the talk.
  5. Talks will be postponed if Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal or above / Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 or above is hoisted 3 hours before the talk begins.
  6. Representatives from Hong Kong Design Centre will take photos and make recordings during the talk, such materials may be used for promotion and advertisement purposes.
  7. In light of the current pandemic situation, the Organiser reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change any details such as dates and formats of all events without prior notice.
  8. Hong Kong Design Centre is not responsible for the quality or suitability of products and services provided by third parties.

 

About #ddHK

Design District Hong Kong (#ddHK) is a 3-year Creative Tourism Project aiming to establish Wan Chai and Sham Shui Po as the Design Districts of Hong Kong — the creative neighbourhoods presenting authentic experiences to tourists and locals, blending Hong Kong’s rich history, local cultures and community spirit through a series of creative placemaking in public space.

http://www.designdistrict.hk

Block 2, Tung Chau Street Temporary Market
Saturday 17 October 2020 8:00am - Sunday 25 October 2020 8:00pm  GMT+08:00
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