Past Hong Kong Event: VOL 27

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A World of Fantasy

@ 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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@ 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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The Story Behind the Orochen Forest Family

@ 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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From Architecture to Inclr: A Graphical Data System

@ 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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Photographing the Umbrella Revolution

@ 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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Fashioning Culture

@ 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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Empowering Women Through Photography

@ 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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852 Freedom Campaign: an Anti-Slavery Movement

@ 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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Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games

@ 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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From Lobotomy to Osmosis

@ 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.

Hayley Ho
Aaron Anfinson
Doctoral Candidate; Freelance photographer, University of Hong Kong
Ken Chan
architect / entrepreneur / programmer, Inclr in Hong Kong
Sharon de Lyster
Founder & Designer, Narrative Made in Hong Kong
Gilles Vanderstocken
architecte, BEAU Architects in Hong Kong
Elvy Chang
Creative Director, Gibson Innovations in Hong Kong
Sarie Moolenburgh
Freelancer Branding, Design, and Photography, self employed in Hong Kong
Jasmine Chiu
Freelance in Hong Kong
Zino Chan
Singer Songwriter/Architectural and Interior Designer, Self Employed in Hong Kong
Stephanie Teng
Freelance Photographer
Vince Siu
Co-Founder, Press Start Hong Kong in Hong Kong
Wes Mui
Co-Founder, Press Start Hong Kong in Hong Kong
Kokdamon + Nias Lam
Artist/Designer in North Point