The 8th programme of Culture Masseur: Talking Heads is “Art X Climate Change” where Yuki Tazaki, expert in concept development, creative direction production in art & science and architecture projects would co-lead the Online Hackathon with Joel Kwong, Programme Director of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival and the Founder of SIBYLS.
The Hackathon aims to lead participants to reflect and respond to some of the most significant climate crises in Hong Kong, such as sea level rises and storm tides, through adaptive architecture and environment design.
The programme would be followed by the Online Artist Presentation and Chill-chat Aalon, where Yuki Tazaki would be sharing his research in how work of art could inspire new sustainable design in tackling various climate crises. Furthermore, he would initiate a conversation with speakers from cross-disciplinary backgrounds, to elaborate on the relations of climate change and art.
【Online Experiential Hackathon -《Envisioning the Alternative Climate Crisis》】
27 Feb 2021 (Sat) 10:00-13:00
In this intensive Online Hackathon, Yuki Yazaki and Joel Kwong will lead a group of cultural enthusiasts to explore the climate crisis features in Hong Kong through several focused investigations on issues like sea level rises and storm tides.
Participants are also encouraged to brainstorm and envision how adaptive architecture, product design, technology or even lifestyle could cope with the current era of climate crisis; thus to propose alternative ways to tackle climate change and weave innovative possibilities in environmental sustainability.
Conducted in English via Zoom. Free admission, first come-first served.
【Artist Presentation & Chill-chat Salon】
27 Feb 2021 (Sat) 15:00-17:00
Yuki Tazaki will first share his research in addressing how work of art could inspire new sustainable design in tackling climate change and global warming, followed by a conversation with SKY Lee and Yutaka Yano, Founders of SKY YUTAKA, and Cesar Jung Harada, the Director of MakerBay, with Joel Kwong, the Programme Director of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival and the Founder of SIBYLS, as the moderator.
Joel Kwong (Programme Director of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival and the Founder of SIBYLS)
SKY Lee and Yutaka Yano (Founders of SKY YUTAKA)
Cesar Jung Harada (Director of MakerBay)
Conducted in English via Cultural Masseur Facebook Live. Free admission, first come-first served.
Registration by 16 Feb 2021.
Special thanks: MakerBay
Yuki Tazaki is an expert in concept development, creative direction, production in art & science and architecture projects.
His significant works include Hakodate Miraikan, a new generation cultural centre, “UNITY of MOTION”, an art installation in Seoul, and “KOHTEI”, an art pavilion project in collaboration with artist Kohei Nawa.
He uses his leverage strategic vision, business acumen, and artistic talent to deliver high-impact innovative installation, contemporary art projects, scientific collaboration and architecture projects. Directing and implementing a broad range of revenue-generating design projects, from conception to launch, has brought him a silent success.
SKY YUTAKA is a multidisciplinary architectural studio based in Hong Kong, who design landscape, infrastructure and architectural projects for public space. They are active in the field of exhibition design and kinetic art installations for cultural institutions, museums and galleries.
Founded by SKY Lee and Yutaka Yano, alumni of The Bartlett, University College London, the duo
take a collaborative approach to design practice, research and academia. History, culture, technology, and materiality, are channelled into the crafts and skills that the studio apply in the projects and design creation.
Cesar Jung-Harada (FR-JP) Designer. Director of MakerBay, Scoutbots, and Senior Lecturer in Design and Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. TED Senior Fellow, former Researcher at MIT. He holds a MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art, and sailed around the world in 2014.
Joel Kwong, an international media art curator, writer, producer, educator and transmedia specialist based in Hong Kong. She is currently the Programme Director for Microwave International New Media Arts Festival and the founder of creative consultation agency SIBYLS. Her most recently projects include “Sunata”, an immersive media art journey featuring Keith Lam & Dimension Plus in 2019, and “Sharp Chronicles” , the Microwave edition 2020 and a Transmedia project with five Hong Kong & Taiwan creative talents in the theme of “About Life & Death”. She has been giving talks and lectures in different festivals and institutions, includes Shenzhen Media Art Festival, ACT Festival in Gwangju, National University of Taiwan, the University of Eletro-communications in Tokyo, FILMART, Entertainment EXPO in Hong Kong, etc.