July 2019

CHIC x HKDI

Date
July 18, 2019
Location
Hong Kong Design Insitute
Number of participants

63 (15 teams)

Lead
  • Joshua Roberts (HKDI)
  • Marius Aeberli (EPFL)
  • Gordan Savicic (HEAD)

Imagining products to solve
Hong Kong social issues in 2025

In a single day workshop, 47 students from the China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC) programme and 16 students from the Hong Kong Design Insitute had to work together to imagine possible and impossible products for 2025. Starting with selected instances, they imagined a potential evolution of given trends and derivated human needs. The goal of this edition was to foster conversation between swiss, african and hong kong students while stimulating imagination and critical thinking. This workshop is our initial prototype testing of the open source Smart Future method.

Instances

Ageing
Hongkongers with mental disorders most at risk of death in extreme weather, study shows
Ageing
Home sweet home: Could foreign labour help solve Hong Kong’s elderly care dilemma?
Ageing
‘Part-time grandson’ Ben Ho filling the gaps in Hong Kong’s elderly services amid the silver tsunami
Ageing
Meet the grassroots organisation fighting for recognition of ageing Hong Kong women’s needs
Environment
Pollution in skies over Hong Kong hits seven-year high, despite government report saying emissions in decline
Environment
High time Hong Kong took the lead in response to climate crisis: the future demands it
Environment
For our health, sanity and environment, it’s high time for Hong Kong to roll out road pricing
Mental health
Is anyone listening? Hong Kong educators and counsellors call for more attention to rising student suicide rates
Mental health
Home sweet home: Could foreign labour help solve Hong Kong’s elderly care dilemma?
Mental health
About half of teachers and pupils in Hong Kong show signs of depression, separate studies find
Mental health
Surge in teens seeking emotional help
Mental health
Roadsign search engine for mental health services in Hong Kong points patients on path to recovery
Ethnic Minorities
Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities: we are not a burden, but an opportunity our government is ignoring
Ethnic Minorities
Sikh Hongkonger wants to change attitudes towards ethnic minorities in the city, while also becoming one of the few doctors to wear a turban
Ethnic Minorities
Long hours, low pay: Meet 8 Hong Kong worker groups airing grievances at the annual Labour Day march

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