Urban Guru Talk Series V –
Wheel Things Makers: Bike Gears Upcycling and the Growing Force of Community Innovation
Bicycle, often called bike or cycle, is a human-powered and pedal-driven vehicle which is widely used by people around the world in delivery and transportation since they are first introduced in the 19th century. In recent years bicycles are even more popular with the raise in environmental awareness. It is a symbol of pursuing sustainable livings; it is also the welcoming attitude to connect with the local community. Wheel Things Makers, formed by a group of youngsters who are madly in love with the cycling mechanism, focuses on collecting unwanted hardware compartments such as tires, bicycle frames, wheels and gears etc., and upcycles them into trucks in different styles and with different functionalities. These vehicles wander through communities, spreading out their concepts and beliefs.
In this talk we have invited three members of Wheel Things Makers Gary Chan, Paddy Ng and Garfield Chan, to share with us the ideas and concepts behind; techniques in collecting wastes and value upgrades through the transformation process; and, the business skill sets in managing an ecological friendly organization in which the innovative spirit becomes the entering point of social education.
Date: 27 March 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: CVA209, Communication & Visual Arts Building, Hong Kong Baptist University
(5, Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong)
*This talk is CCL Accredited and is conducted in Cantonese.
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