AIA Hong Kong


Event On : January 19, 2024

Guided Tour - Design Trust Micro-parks

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Date(s) - January 19, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Dear Members

Please join Design Trust Futures Studio (DTFS) for a discussion of their book – Design Trust Futures Studio: from Smallness, Playfulness to Community Impact – and an Exhibition, followed by a tour of the Sitting-out Area under the Flyover in Hill Road, one of their recent projects.

Aimed at introducing unique ideas and injecting new energy into Hong Kong’s public spaces, the DTFS designs of four micro-parks: Yi Pei Square Playground, Portland Street Rest Garden, the Sitting-out Area under the Flyover in Hill Road, and the Hamilton Street Rest Garden will be presented.

The guided tour will provide a brief overview of the comprehensive documentation involved in the design process, as well as the construction, implementation and complicated public engagement and cross-disciplinary partnerships that were necessary to bring these four pilot projects to fruition.


Date January 19, 2024 (Friday)
Time 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Venue 1/F, One South Lane, Shek Tong Tsui
Fee Members – $100; Non-members – $200
Quota 20

To register, please sign up HERE on or before January 18, 2024, at 6:00 PM.

About Design Trust

Design Trust was established in 2014 by Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, a charity registered in Hong Kong in 2007 as a grant funding and community platform. Design Trust supports creative projects that develop expertise and build research initiatives, and content related to Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. Working across a multiplicity of design disciplines, from graphics to media to architecture and the built environment, Design Trust aims to actively accelerate creative research into the development of meaningful projects that advocate for the positive role of design in society.

About the Speaker

Marisa Yiu, AIA
Co-Founder, Lead Curator / Executive Director, DESIGN TRUST
Founding Partner, ESKYIU

Marisa Yiu is the co-founder and Executive Director / Lead Curator of DESIGN TRUST. She conceptualized the Design Trust Futures Studio flagship program as a community think-tank to generate new ideas relating to public micro-parks in Hong Kong, as well as for programs on Heritage and Innovation. Marisa is an architect and Founding Partner of ESKYIU, a multi-disciplinary and award-winning architecture studio founded in New York in 2005 and based in Hong Kong since 2007. She was the Chief Curator of the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture; she curated POP-UP Studio-X Shenzhen; and, along with her partner, Eric Schuldenfrei of ESKYIU, was awarded the prestigious 2010 Architectural League Prize for the firm’s installations at the Venice Biennale.

At present, Marisa continues to focus on Design Trust’s projects in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area in conjunction with a number of international partners.

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