The international workshop “Mapping Creativity” will explore, how narrative structures / strategies for the creative economies may be developed and articulated, which knowledge and skills could be used, and the areas that should be focused on. These considerations will become the starting point for a draft prototype creative economies report intended to boost the strategic development of the creative and cultural industries in Hong Kong and beyond.

The workshop is informed and supported by the CreativeEconomies research venture of Zurich University of the Arts and the Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, that are currently preparing a prototype of a new European Creative Economies Report, to be presented in Berlin in 2020.

‘Mapping Creativity’ is acknowledged as an associated partner programme of Art Basel Hong Kong 2019.

Workshop Dates:
25 March 2019, 13–18.30h
26 March 2019, 9.30–18h

Workshop Venue:
Academy of Visual Arts
Kai Tak campus, Room 215/217
51 Kwun Tong Road
Kowloon

Co-Curators:
Peter Benz
Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU

Christoph Weckerle
Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

In collaboration with:
Hazel Wong
Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU

Speakers: (in alphabetic order)
Christoph Backes
Competence Centre of the German Government for Cultural and Creative Industries

Peter Benz
Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU

Géraldine Borio
Department of Architecture, HKU

John Davies
NESTA, the UK’s Innovation Foundation, London

Laurent Gutierrez
School of Design, HK PolyU

Desmond Hui
Department of Social Science, Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Michael Leung
artists / designer

Patrick Mok
Department of Social Science, Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Kingsley Ng
Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU

Roman Page
CreativeEconomies Research Venture, ZHdK

Christoph Weckerle
Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

Hartmut Wickert
CreativeEconomies Research Venture, ZHdK

Ada Wong
Make a Difference Institute (MaD)

If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Miss Hazel Wong at wongmeiyin@hkbu.edu.hk.