Design and innovation can be both serious and fun – so is deTour which is simply serious fun! The city’s most anticipated local cultural occasion is returning to PMQ this year from 25 November to 4 December, with the grand opening ceremony on 24 November, and is bigger than ever with an out-of-the-box range of showcases and programs to engage and excite.
deTour2016, with the theme "Game Changer", transgresses the boundaries between art, design, technology and society, and welcomes young emerging local designers and renowned creative professionals alike. This festival pushes its programs to be even more inspiring, innovative and educational.
Throughout the 10-day festival, numerous installations will be displayed, aiming to highlight the importance and relevance of design in the context of urban living, sustainability and cultural identity. But it will be done in an accessible and sometimes amusing way that is suitable for all ages, even for kids.
deTour 2016 is putting together an epic showcase with more than 10 feature installations, around 10 pop-up exhibitions, one design dialogue per day on average, over 40 workshops on site, 60 satellite events scattered in town and up to 40 guided tours for the public.
The most highly anticipated display is “Ping Bing Pong” by a local graphic artist group - Trilingua, an unconventional circular ping pong table. This ‘Game Changer’ literally changes the game of table tennis with a round, raised surface that allows participants to play in any direction, reflecting on and twisting the conventions of an ordinary match – and letting visitors have a lot of fun doing it.
With creative displays that range from spectacular and complex to playful and touching, deTour aims at harnessing a captivating atmosphere and transformative experience, so as to arouse public awareness and influence dynamic thinking. The goal is to open up minds and change attitudes, making deTour 2016 a real ‘Game changer’!
Date: Nov 25th – Dec 4th, 2016
Opening Ceremony: Nov 24th 2016
Venue: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
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