Maker City: 香港 Hong Kong

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Slides from my presentation on how makers are working to improve the future of Hong Kong.

Original presentation was given on April 6, 2014 at the Maker Cities meetup in Shenzhen organized by the Institute for the Future.

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Maker City: 香港 Hong Kong

  1. 1. MAKER CITY 香港 Hong Kong Research collected by Jason Li, Editor 88-bar.com
  2. 2. How are makers working to improve the future of your city?
  3. 3. Mini-Maker Faire https://www.flickr.com/photos/hkmakerfaire/sets/72157635165688596/
  4. 4. Hardware startups
  5. 5. Hackerspace
  6. 6. Urban farming Above: rooftop Below: hydroponic
  7. 7. DIY crafts Top half: leather DIY Bottom half: crafts co-working space
  8. 8. Apartment hackingTop, left: transformers apartments (Gary Chang, Debi Yeung) Right: converted industrial buildings (often grey area legality)
  9. 9. Community
  10. 10. What is unique about maker culture in your city?
  11. 11. • Disconnected from one another • Haunted by necessity (some) • “Alternative” not mainstream Hobbyist not big business
  12. 12. • Mini-Maker Faire • http://hkmakerfaire.wordpress.com • Hardware startups • http://lookingglassfactory.com • http://makibox.com • http://phonejoy.com • http://www.ambiclimate.com • Hackerspace • https://www.facebook.com/DimSumLabs • https://www.facebook.com/groups/hackjamhk • Urban farming • https://www.facebook.com/cityfarm.hk • http://www.hkfarm.org • https://www.facebook.com/farmdirecthk • DIY crafts • http://www.alriworkshop.com • http://www.fungusworkshop.net/main.html • https://www.facebook.com/motifstudio • https://www.facebook.com/leatherism.handmade. products • http://www.auroraleatherware.com/course- details.html • https://www.facebook.com/LeatherDIY • http://www.thecrafties.hk • Apartment hacking • http://www.designboom.com/architecture/gary- chang-on-urbanism-and-his-metamorphic- apartment • http://www.educationpost.com.hk/resources/art- design/130813-architecture-interior-designer- debi-yeung-small-apartment-turned-big • http://blogs.wsj.com/hong-kong/2011/05/31/lofts- living-large-and-illegaly • Community • http://hkmarkets.org • https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/hong-kong-air- pollution/id504536152 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_New_Year_Fai r • https://www.facebook.com/goodswap • https://zello.com FOR MORE INFORMATION

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