July 2021 – December 2021
[Creative Festival] 14-22 August 2021
[Creative Festival] 11:00am – 7:00pm
[Creative Festival] Qube, Courtyard & Marketplace
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GREEN & ME
Empathy is the beginning step of human-centered design thinking, as well as the most important step. Through empathy, we learn to understand ourselves, others, things, and the world; through empathetic communication and reconnection, we discover the world through different individual’s eyes.
In light of a global pandemic and ubiquitous natural disasters, the fraught line between city and nature is increasingly blurred. While grown-ups and children are aware of the health crises faced by both the earth and humans, our relationship with nature seems only to grow distant by the day.
Humans have found infinite possibilities with the advancement of technology, and yet urban life is tightening the bounds of children’s physical and psychological experiences. As facets of reality become fragmented concepts, empathy will be the key to our rediscovery of intentional living.
The ways in which our young ones respond to nature will shape the forms of future city and family life. How can designers inspire the next generation to empathise, think, experience, and create solutions for a better and more empathetic world?
This year, under the sponsorship of Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, PMQ will continue partnering with a variety of creative and educational teams to present five programmes: “Summer Camp”, “School Outreach”, “Mini-camp”, “Creative Festival” and “Train the Trainer”. Through a series of experiences and activities, we will explore the power of creativity together with the children aged 3 to 12, parents, and educators.
*All spots in “Summer Camp” and “Mini-camp” have been filled including group and individual applications. Thank you for your support!
「GREEN & ME Creative Festival」14-22.8.2021 (11:00-19:00) | There are a number of interactive zones and a reading zone at PMQ. Children can join it for free on the spot and become one of the Little SeaVenture Guardians through completing the challenges. Through this experience, adventurers of all ages can see from the perspectives of the sea creatures and learn to empathise with them, to better understand connect with nature, while applying design thinking to help restore our Mother Earth as we reflect on the theme along the journey. Some books are selected from the Picture Book Exhibition in ‘Ocean & Me Reading Zone’. A series of workshops and sharing sessions will also be held on weekends to engage participants in learning more about empathy and design thinking. This summer, let’s go on a “SeaVenture” with our children and complete the expedition together!
*All spots of workshops in “Creative Festival” have been filled. Thank you for your support!
More Details: pmqseed.org.hk
About PMQ Seed
Creativity is a seed—it holds the power to transform and move the world.
In our ever-growing society, with technology changing our lives by the day, creative and human-centered thinking will become increasingly important. We believe that planting the creative seed in the minds of children will contribute significantly towards their cultivation of character and creative thought, as well as growth and development in future society.
Since 2018, PMQ Seed has been collaborating with various local creative and educational organisations to design a series of cross-disciplinary and immersive educational activities, workshops, and exhibitions, with the aim of cultivating design thinking among school children. It is our goal to enrich children’s growth with creative design skills. Furthermore, through the application of human-centered thinking, we hope to learn from our new generation’s perspectives as we reflect on the present and unlock the future.