25 November 2016 (Friday) – 4 December 2016 (Sunday)
11:00am – 8:00pm
Organized by PMQ, deTour is an important concurrent event of the Business of Design Week (Bodw) featuring designs from young and emerging talents.
We provide a great variety of programs, such as exhibitions, workshops, showcasing creations of young artists/designers, which bring opportunities for ‘Game Changer’, the theme of deTour this year.
“Innovation makes life better, while creativity determines our future.”
With an increasing number of the world’s population living with modern technology, innovative design is a key investment in smart cities like Hong Kong. But what makes a better future, how do we benefit from innovative lifestyle and how do we achieve ingenious advancement?
In deTour 2016, we approach arts, design, technology and society to start new conversations, imagine new futures and forge human connections across the city. Our vision is to converge a spectrum of creative ideas that are malleable and idiosyncratic, presenting diverse opinions on how we see the future of our world.
GAME CHANGER – we mean this in its dual sense; firstly, how creativity and designs can completely change the way we perceive and act in the world, and more importantly, whether and how we can change our perception of what design really is, and how it should be carried out.
Being a game changer transforms the way people approach what they do; they observe, approach problems from multiple perspectives, empathize, ideate, design and iterate, leading the role up front.
Creativity ranges from practitioners and thinkers, spectacular and complex, to playful and emotional. Commissioned artists may respond in any media as long as the work result is visionary. Ultimately we hope to create a captivating atmosphere and trans-formative experiences, to arouse public consciousness and to influence creative practices.