Workshop

YES! KIDS CAN School Outreach

DATE

May 2019 – November 2019

TIME

Daytime

05/17/2019 09:00 11/30/2019 19:00 Asia/Hong_Kong YES! KIDS CAN School Outreach DATE: May 2019 – November 2019
TIME: Daytime
Primary schools in different districts and the neighbourhood, PMQ
VENUE

Primary schools in different districts and the neighbourhood, PMQ

PRESENTED & ORGANIZED
PMQ
Lead Sponsor
About the teaching team

YES! KIDS CAN School Outreach (Senior primary): AaaM Architect, Kay Chan, Kevin Cheung, Dylan Kwok, Moldflip, Weave Artisan Society

Quota

Full (Local school application only)

YES! KIDS CAN!

This summer, let the kids take charge!

Creativity is never an exclusive trait of creative talents. If we allow children to cultivate creativity from a young age it will surely become their life-long asset. In the foreseeable future, our society will not only yearn for tech-savvy professionals, but also those who are creative and human-centric minded. Creativity is therefore crucial to make the world a better place to live in.

We believe that creativity is inborn and children are innately and infinitely creative. In what ways could we help them to boost their confidence and put creativity into action in their daily lives?

PMQ has partnered up with multidisciplinary designers and creative teams from architecture, art and STEM sectors to stimulate kids’ creative instincts, while unleashing their creativity and confidence. By adapting the five-stage practice system of Design Thinking – a methodology of creative problem-solving that includes the steps to ‘Empathize’, ‘Define’, ‘Ideate’, ‘Prototype’, and ‘Test’ – kids will learn to spot problems, generate solutions and finally actualise a design through empathetic and multi-perspective  thinking. The process of trial and error to problem-solving will be enriched through teamwork and interpersonal communication.

Let’s give our children space and trust to see their creativity take flight! YES! KIDS CAN!


Programme Description
YES! KIDS CAN School Outreach will be held in two different times this year—May to July for P5 and P6 students, and September to November for P3 and P4 students. PMQ is partnering with a cross-disciplinary creative team that includes architects, designers, makers and artists. Together we will organize and conduct 20 to 24 hours’ worth of creative activities. Along with the teachers, mentors will lead students to learn creatively, experience the creative process and accomplish a series of community-related ‘creative missions’. The process works and achievements of the School Outreach will be exhibited during the YES! KIDS CAN Creative Festival and at some of the participating schools.

Program duration: 20-24 hours
Target: Primary 5 – 6 students
Class Size: 24 participants per class
Fee: Free
Language: English or Cantonese

【Group A】May 2019 to August 2019 (P5 – P6)

Session 1: Students will participate in community field trips. They will identify problems and grow empathy through discussions and data collection.
Session 2: Through mind-mapping or other multi-perspective thinking methodologies, students will begin to develop human-centric solutions to the problems discovered.
Session 3: Students will learn basic making skills, create designs and put their products to test.
Session 4: Students will adjust their designs based on test results, they will also share their creative process and the final products to the class.


Teachers and students will fine-tune their designs and complete the works with the support of the teaching team. Final products will be exhibited during the YES! KIDS CAN Creative Festival from 17 to 25 August, with sharing sessions led by students.

Teaching Team
A) For P5 to P6 students
The teaching team is headed by AaaM Architects—partnered with sustainable social designer Kay Chan, upcycling-focused product designer Kevin Cheung, urban and social design enthusiast Dylan Kwok, concrete art studio Moldflip and multi-discipline design studio Weave Artisan Society.

  • AaaM Architects - AaaM (Architecture as a Medium), founded by three local young architects, believes that architecture can be a far-reaching medium for cultural and human interaction. The studio is passionate in promoting architectural and design culture, through architectural design, installations, writings, event and workshop curation etc. Apart from design related projects, AaaM also has rich experience in conducting education and public engagement programmes.
  • Kay Chan  – Founder of Good Day Society, specializes in sustainable social design. She gives meticulous attention and consideration to social and environmental factors in her designs. Kay’s scope of work includes product design and development, branding and event organization. Recently, she has actively taken part in multiple community engagement initiatives on public space and environmental issues.
  • Kevin Cheung - Trained as a product designer in the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kevin is devoted in upcycled-product development. He believes that designers have the ability and responsibility to protect the environment while creating new products, striving to achieve a sustainable balance between nature, the economy and our society. Kevin also hosts upcycling workshops where he encourages participants to make more and shop less.
  • Dylan Kwok - Dylan Kwok, brought up and nurtured by both Hong Kong and Japanese culture, is profoundly passionate in design, communication and urban studies research. He is enthusiastic about the transformation of public furniture, trams, sky gardens, community kitchens and back alleys etc. through design. Dylan is a recipient of the Best Thesis Award in Aalto University (Design & Architecture) and DFA Young Design Talent Award in 2009.
  • Moldflip - Mig Lau and Joe Ma, founders of Moldflip, began their endeavor in concrete creations during the start of their academic pursuit in architecture. They founded Moldflip Studio in 2016 with the ambition to experiment with the medium and share the artistry with the public through workshops, product design, spatial and art projects.
  • Weave Artisan Society - Weave Artisan Society was founded by a group of architects from Hong Kong, UK and the Netherlands who are passionate in artisanal culture and the deep-rooting craftmanship behind. Over the years, Weave has curated an array of workshops, labs, creative and cultural initiatives in Chiang Mai, promoting design culture to the public. Julia Mok, one of the founders of Weave and a lecturer at the Hong Kong Design Institute, is a mentor for this programme.

【Group B】September 2019 to November 2019 (P3 – P4)
Details and tutor line-up for YES! KIDS CAN School Outreach (P3 to P4 students) will be announced soon. Stay tuned!


About YES! KIDS CAN programme: Please click here

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Flashback of last year WOW Summer Camp to see what our students did and learnt in a series of fun activities: https://youtu.be/rWNZh4gjeck

Applicants who join the programmes will be deemed to have accepted the Enrolment Procedure, Remarks, Terms & Conditions. The decision of PMQ Management Co. Ltd shall be final should disputes arise.
Disclaimer: 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.
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