Design inspired by heritage

The celebration of Hong Kong talents and good designs is a relentless pursuit for HKDC. Coming to the fourth and final stop, Confluence • 20+ will open in Chicago on 13 October, 2017, coinciding Chicago Architecture Biennial.

The roving exhibition on Hong Kong creative ecologies, Confluence • 20+ blends new elements from various disciplines including architecture, fashion, multimedia, and more. Among the 20 featured design units, Sharon de Lyster and Julie Progin & Jesse Mc Lin both use tactile material in relation to Asian heritage.

With her experience and knowledge in Asian heritage textiles, sustainable fashion production and journalism, Sharon is known for her sophisticated and stylistic approach in bringing artisanship and craftsmanship to the international stage. Narrative Made founded by Sharon recently launched The Textile Atlas, an online resource platform aiming to preserve a record of disappearing Asian crafts with their reflected cultural stories, and offer materials and information for both commercial industry and academia. The Textile Atlas will showcase as part of Confluence 20+ Chicago edition.

Julie Progin and Jesse Mc Lin have spent 9 years working in the porcelain capital of China, Jingdezhen, and this experience has become the foundation of Julie & Jesse’s ceramic work through which they attempt to capture and archive the changes the city is undergoing. Coming to the last stop, the duo is showcasing all 5 series of their ceramic works, which is a result of their design research on history of porcelain production in Jingdezhen.

Confluence • 20+
14 October - 4 November, 2017
3/F Block Thirty Seven, 108 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60602

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