Meet-the-Artists: Alvin Yip [Full]
26 Mar


“Meet-the-Artists” allows arts ambassadors to talk to different local artists face to face to appreciate their artwork and learn their interesting stories behind

Art Hidden in the City
Visit the Design Institute for Social Innovation

"Architecture is a social art - a necessity and not a luxury.” a well-known British architect, Norman Foster said. Architecture is a complex art form, which consists of different characteristics of arts. Alvin Yip always breakthroughs himself and actively promotes culture and creativity. He will lead us to visit the Jockey Club Innovation Tower* of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and introduce the Design Institute for Social Innovation^.
* Supported by a generous grant from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Jockey Club Innovation Tower is a new landmark building on the PolyU campus and the first permanent work of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Ms Zaha Hadid in Hong Kong.
^ Situated on the 12th Floor of the Tower, the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C. DISI) is a "governmental, civil, academic and business" network supporting and complementing each other.
Zaha Hadid,
Architect, Innovation Tower

// About the activity // 

Date: 12 April 2014 (Sat)
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Quota: 15 Ambassadors (priority will be given to 6th Arts Ambassadors)

This session will be conducted in Cantonese.

Interested Arts Ambassadors please click the button “Join” below for registration. Ambassadors who have successfully registered will receive a confirmation email before the activity date.

Deadline of registration: 6 April 2014 (Sun)
[ The event is full. Thank you! ]
//  About the artist  //
Alvin Yip
Director of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation
His curatorial projects break new ground at home and internationally, notably DETOUR, the young designer festival in the region, and VICE VERSA, debut of Hong Kong in Venice Architecture Biennale. Received his professional terminal degree from the Architectural Association, Alvin has built in Toronto, Manchester, Hong Kong, while his art, design, fashion and architecture projects presented in Rome, London, Barcelona, Helsinki, Istanbul, Berlin, Bilbao, Moscow, Cologne, Paris, Shanghai amongst other cities. Alvin was a winner of Hong Kong Institute of Architects Award in 2007 and the prestigious Rome Prize in 2004. Alvin received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2011 and Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service on HKSAR 2010 Honours List.