Our Open-air Design District Gallery
Design District Hong Kong (#ddHK) celebrates authentic culture and creativity and uses design to liven up the unique “Heung Gong Dei” (a vernacular name of Hong Kong) experience, which embodies our collective local identity and affection for this city made possible by the contribution and perspiration of every Hong Kong citizen.
 
#ddHK envisions Wan Chai and Sham Shui Po as a 3-year pop-up “open-air design district gallery”. Visitors can explore it through a wide range of creative self-guided routes and year-round free guided tours. Its original multidisciplinary designs and authentic street events are the results of creatively curated community collaborations, social conversations and participatory design. It aims at elevating existing tourist attractions, reconnecting people with local neighbourhoods and bringing new life to ordinary public facilities and underused spaces. It sets to transform the daily experience of tourists and locals alike with a fresh take on Hong Kong’s history, culture and creativity. 
 
#ddHK reimagines the future urban lifestyle by reinventing all sorts of public spaces and facilities, from footbridges to fire stations to different types of parks, into the heart of communities and attractive tourist destinations. It collaborates extensively with different design disciplines, including Multimedia, Fashion, Accessories and Textile, Architecture, Graphic Design and Visual Communications, Industrial, Furniture, Service, Exhibition and Display, Interior, Spatial and Landscape, Experience, Social Design, Design Education, etc.  
 
Having delved into the past and present of both districts in the last 2 years, #ddHK peers into the future in its final year with the annual theme “transFORM”. 
 
In ‘SSP_People’, #ddHK reimagines Sham Shui Po as the living room for the city through the design installations in 4 public spaces and 10 designer furniture co-created with local shops. We dug deep into what's happening in the neighbourhood and turned the interesting elements into a multidimensional visual journey. The district’s shop cats will become the ambassadors of this urban living room to extend the community’s friendliness and hospitality. 
 
To review our pervious deliverables, please check with: ddhk.designdistrict.hk/2018-2019