The HK-SZ Cultural and Creative Industries Forum co-organized annually by the Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations (FHKDA) and Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association (SDPA) were held in Qianhai on Jan. 13. Tan Yifan
The HK-SZ Cultural and Creative Industries Forum co-organized annually by the Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations (FHKDA) and Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association (SDPA) were held in Qianhai on Jan. 13 at the Qianhai Shenzhen creative hub Zetta Bridge.
Sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government), the forum themed “From DTC to GBA: Design Education Development" aimed to encourage exchange and cooperation between the cultural and creative industries of Hong Kong and Shenzhen. At the forum, the speakers highlighted the geographical advantages of each city, their positioning, and current status in terms of creative, cultural and design education development in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) overall. They also discussed the challenges and collaborative opportunities facing the colleges of different GBA cities.
Speaking to the forum’s theme, Freeman Lau, secretary general of FHKDA said, “I am delighted that the HK-SZ Cultural and Creative Industries Forum has come to its 10th edition this year and was held for the first time at Zetta Bridge in Shenzhen. The theme this year is design education, aiming at promoting cooperation among the cities in the GBA.”
Grace Lau, executive secretary of FHKDA cum general manager of Zetta Bridge, said Zetta Bridge wants to share the latest knowledge in creative design in the GBA and promote the development of related educational fields.
Tony Wong, chairman of Zetta Bridge, Henry Ma, associate dean of the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, May Yang, assistant professor of the department of Design THEi, and Zong Mingming, dean of the School of Design and Art of Beijing Institute of Technology Zhuhai, pointed out the advantages of GBA cities as well as the support from the governments in the region in their speeches. The speakers also shared the current situation of design education in the GBA and the importance of culture and creative industries towards city development. A panel discussion was held to focus on possible future developments in design education and cooperation.