The City of Hong Kong
A stimulating city for developing cultural intelligence, Hong Kong is vibrant, international yet very safe. Given its very cosmopolitan outlook, its unique blend of Chinese and Western cultures, visitors from around the world can easily adapt to the new environment. Its highly quoted “East-meets-West” culture is indeed a very visual term to describe the city – the breadth of race, beliefs, food, entertainment, and traditions encapsulated in this 4th most densely populated territory in the world becomes a treasure box for anyone good in finding inspiration from his or her surroundings. With increasing socio-economic integration of Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, an efficient cross-boundary transportation network enables a “1-hour living circle” that connects to the fast growing Pearl River Delta region. This region is the world’s most important manufacturing location that is also emerging as an R&D hub of ICT, automotive, steel and petrochemical industries.
The need to understand foreign cultures is perhaps stronger for designers than other professions. Designers are in the heart of shaping everyday experience and culture through products, services and systems they define and realise. Creative yet convincing solutions often depend on designers’ ability to distil observations and to find patterns that emerged from an in-depth understanding of people. Designers from overseas who travel to, work, or study in Hong Kong – a dynamic city of high-speed and density that enjoys freedom of information – will become sensitised quickly to the psychology, behaviour, culture, and heritage of Asia. English, along with Chinese, are the official languages of Hong Kong.
Jockey Club Innovation Tower
The conference will be held at the Jockey Club Innovation Tower at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, designed by renowned British architect Zaha Hadid.
We look forward to welcoming you to the DMA Conference in Hong Kong!