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Creative Day Camp Showcase:
The Garbage Designer

Artist: Kevin Cheung
Type: Workshop
Language: Cantonese
Audience: Young People
Location: Workshop 2

Creative Day Camp Showcase:
The Garbage Designer

As you stroll through the M+ galleries, have you ever wondered how museums can contribute to the conversation about sustainability? How can exhibitions become laboratories for thinking about recycling and repurposing?

In this event, product designer Kevin Cheung brings a magical touch to upcycling. Together with M+ Young Collective member Hallo Chan, they will guide participants to rethink how waste is recycled and upcycled at a museum by exploring spaces closed off to the public. Through observations and experiments, participants will put their imagination to work, bringing new life to the materials that are discarded in the process of making an exhibition. Their creations, drawing from inspiration and reflection between humans, material, and the environment, will be showcased at the Learning Hub from 13 to 14 August.

The Garbage Designer, as part of Young People Summer Takeover, is led by members of M+ Young Collective and creative practitioners from across disciplines. It introduces participants to different creative mediums, techniques, creative processes, and new, innovative ideas.

About the Artist

Kevin Cheung is an upcycling product designer based in Hong Kong. Graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with major of Product Design. Kevin devotes himself to developing upcycling products and raising the public’s eco-awareness. He believes designers have the ability and obligation to protect the environment to sustain a balance between the eco-system, the economy, and society.

Portrait of Kevin Cheung. Photo: Bill Kwok . ©Bill Kwok

About M+ Young Collective

The M+ Young Collective volunteer programme is supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong, which engages fifteen local tertiary students and recent graduates. They work closely with the M+ team and creative practitioners from various disciplines to develop, plan, and deliver public programmes.

About Young People Summer Takeover: Retrograde

The Young People Summer Takeover programme features a series of creative events over the course of two weeks in August. Inspired by our past M+ Summer Camps, the programme continues to encourage young people to think outside the box, discover new perspectives on everyday life, and flex their creativity when responding to challenges.

The theme of this year’s Summer Takeover is ‘Retrograde’. The programme inspires participants to re-examine preconceived thinking and explore their paths in various paces, trajectories, and directions. ‘Retrograde’ references the apparent backwards motion of a plane. It is also a metaphor that prompts young people to reassess their journeys of self-discovery. By navigating the world from fresh perspectives, they can respond to today’s ever-changing environment in different ways when confronted with confusion and uncertainty.

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