21 Nov 2020 ‑ 31 Jan 2021 (everyday)
灣仔茂蘿街7號3樓
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【Programme】

Workshop: Monster Transformation

Monster Mom has a stomachache and seems to have eaten the wrong thing. She cannot go out to find food for lunch today. What should we do? Monster babies are going to help. We found an apple tree, but the tree grew so high we can't reach for the apples. Let's transform together. Using paper geometry as wearable accessories, together with their parents, children ages three to five will transform into little monsters and pick apples from the tree.

Date: 21/11/2020
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Venue: Design Spectrum
*Registration required

Workshop: Hackshop
In the Hackshop participants reverse-engineer simple toy robots and use found materials to build working artificial play companions. The engaging, stream-of-consciousness creative process promotes basic mechatronic STEAM knowledge through play with whimsy movements and character narratives. The experience ends with a ‘critter-catwalk’, where participants are encouraged to deploy humour, storytelling, and showmanship in the presentation of their creation to the group.

Date: 20/12/2020
Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Design Spectrum
*Registration required

Workshop: Tangible Programming Workshop
This workshop invites kids to manipulate and experiment with a set of customized electronic blocks to understand basic computing concepts and make use of their imagination to generate ideas for application in interactive toys or to enhance playground game experiences. Playing with various inputs from sensors, logic decision processes, and output devices such as motors and LEDs, participants will explore possible combinations, have fun, and interact with their workshop peers.

Date: 9/1/2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:00nn
Venue: Design Spectrum
*Registration required

Workshop: Flipping the Town, Upside Down
In this workshop participants will discuss innovative recreation activities in HK, explore Wan Chai, and identify in the district opportunity for city play. They will draw from an approach harnessing cultural, player, environment, business, and experience factors to inform the design of sustainable gameplay systems privileging local production and consumption. Mapping intergenerational leisure contexts, they will consider local makers’ production and leverage mobile media to promote play – for culture’s sake.

Date: 9/1/2021
Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Design Spectrum
*Registration required

Workshop: A Whimsical Adventure Begins - Stones, branches & leaves
Set within a playful and whimsical scenario inspired by nature, the Stones, Branches & Leaves workshop promotes visual poetry through creative exploration of the environment. It offers participants an alternative lens to inquire into the natural world and reveal the value of overlooked resources. Participants will manipulate a quirky selection of natural objects and imbue them with distinct personalities – reflecting our humanity as we interact with the natural landscape.

Date: 23/1/2021
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Design Spectrum
*Registration required


Workshop: Balloon-powered Trash Racers
2020 has recast peoples’ lives the world over. As the outbreak of the COVID-19 forced families to confine themselves to their homes, so has consumption of take-aways delivered in disposable packaging shot through the roof, polluting the world with mountains of solid waste and spoiling our future. In this workshop, competing participants will create and experiment with personalised balloon-powered racers made from domestic waste to race their way out of the trash. Fasten your seatbelt, escape this trash world!

Date: 30/1/2021
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Design Spectrum
*Registration required

Exhibition: Play Lives
Date: 2/2021 - 4/2021
Venue: Design Spectrum


【About】

Play is an essential part of everyone's life and is vital for the enjoyment of livelihood. In February 2021, Design Spectrum will organise a thematic design exhibition focusing on design for play and explore “play” in different aspects through design. In order to allow the public to experience in advance, a series of design workshops will be held between November 20 and January 21, in which everyone can rediscover the joy of play through meaningful design ideas behind.

The above information is provided by CityProg Strategic Partner Design Spectrum.

Programme Enquiries
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In light of the current pandemic situation, the event organiser reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change any details such as dates and formats of all events without prior notice. Please stay tuned to BODW CityProg website and social media for the latest updates. And you are encouraged to enquire on individual events with the event organiser before attending.