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From Lobotomy to Osmosis

BY GILLES VANDERSTOCKEN
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Gilles Vanderstocken shares a post-rationalisation of 7 recents projects, identifying the obsessions of his studio and using it as a starting point for future practise.

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Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games

BY VINCE SIU
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

"Boardgames are as old as civilization itself."

In Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games from PechaKucha Night Hong Kong Vol. 27Vincent Siu and Wes Mui share a bit about the history, development and social aspects of board games, and its new renaissance. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, August 30th, 2016. 

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852 Freedom Campaign: an Anti-Slavery Movement

BY ELVY CHANG
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Elvy Chang, Jasmine Chiu and Zino Chan present 852 Freedom Campaign, consisting of Hong Kong-based volunteers from all walks of life who use their talents to raise awareness of human trafficking, one of the most vile forms of organized crime.

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Empowering Women Through Photography

BY STEPHANIE TENG
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Stephanie Teng talks about her involvement with Lensational, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to empower women through photography by recycling and redistributing used cameras to women in developing countries, and teaching the basics of equipment and composition.

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Fashioning Culture


BY SHARON DE LYSTER
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Sharon de Lyster discusses the cost of fast fashion on society versus the value of handmade textiles which carry stories of cultural identity providing ethical production, economic empowerment and preserving heritage craft.

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Photographing the Umbrella Revolution

BY AARON ANFINSON
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Aaron Anfinson shares his experience of photographing the Umbrella Revolution as it unfolded over nearly 3 months in the autumn of 2015 in Hong Kong. What began as a series of peaceful sit-in street protests - against the proposed reforms to the Hong Kong electoral system and the pre-screening of candidates for the Chief Executive election in 2017 - escalated to include more than 100,000 protesters occupying key areas in Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok punctuated by violent clashes between students, triads and riot gear clad police armed with batons and tear gas. Anfinson's beat poetry inflected voice sets the scene for his intense emotional images. 

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From Architecture to Inclr: A Graphical Data System

BY KEN CHAN
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Ken Chan discusses his move from architecture to coding and the development of INCLR, a digital mind mapping app or "customisable visual organiser for your data." 

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The Story Behind the Orochen Forest Family

BY HAYLEY HO
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Hayley Ho shares the story behind her handcrafted wooden toy puzzle which was designed to raise awareness of the Orochen ethnic group in China, and to encourage children to play creatively in the setting of nature.

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Naivety

BY KOKDAMON + NIAS LAM
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

"No rules, no interference, all equal."

Kokdamon and Nias Lam explain the origins and process behind "Naivety", an art project which sees the whole family working on art pieces together in hierarchy-free collaborations. A charming bilingual presentation by a father and son duo - with Damon in English and 6-and-a-half-year-old Nias in Cantonese.

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A World of Fantasy

BY SARIE MOOLENBURGH
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Sarie Moolenburgh shares her photography and creative process. Moolenburgh discovered her passion for photography 2 years ago with a special interest in analog photography. Her explorations with the medium have included processing film in lemon juice, coffee, and even urine, to push the boundaries between photography and art. She describes the process of finding her own voice and how it strengthened her connections with others around her. 

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The Business Class Bedouin

BY KESHIA HANNAM
@ VOL 26 ON DEC 01, 2015

Keshia Hannam, a digital editor with Australian/British/Indian roots based in Hong Kong, explores the power of combining extremes.

 

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Connections and Collaboration

BY PETER WILLIAMS
@ VOL 26 ON DEC 01, 2015

Peter Williams shares his thoughts on the value of social capital, saying "yes," looking for ways to connect and collaborate, and how Hong Kong is networking nirvana.

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