2012 Year of Design in Hong Kong
16th January, 2012
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR, Mr. Donald Tsang, announced that 2012 will be designated as ‘Hong Kong Design Year.'
The Hong Kong Design Year (HKDY) initiative will advocate design as a driving force to turn Hong Kong into a world class creative city. With the slogan, "A City Driven by Design," the year-long programme includes a wide array of signature events and celebration activities to raise public awareness of the economic, social and environmental values of design. A special brand identity has been created for the Hong Kong Design Year to earmark the related events held in 2012.
"Design is a vital engine to drive innovation across all sectors and industries," said Dr. Victor Lo, Chairman, Hong Kong Design Centre. "Design is also instrumental to improving the quality of life for every one in the society," he added.
"The year 2012 will be filled with a series of local, regional and international design-related events, including Hong Kong's first ever Design Fest Asia in December." said Dr. Edmund Lee, Executive Director, Hong Kong Design Centre.
HKDY 2012 will target a wide range of audiences local and international, including members of the public (especially the youth), businesses, design and other professionals and tourists.
Throughout the year, a series of activities and programmes will be launched by different supporting organizations including HKSAR government, design related associations, local universities, business and professional associations, and also the international community. Events of HKDY aim at achieving 4 goals: Nurturing Talents, Creating Value, Bettering Life and Celebrating Excellence.