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deTour 2022

25 November - 4 December



deTour, Hong Kong’s largest design festival, has connected the public with local and international design communities through a series of distinctively-themed events since 2004. Returning from 25 November to 4 December with the theme of ‘Design as One‘, curators comprising Chi-wing Lee, Kay Chan Wan Ki and STICKYLINE will transform PMQ into a fun-filled experiment ground for participatory design, welcoming visitors to participate in various design ideas and activities physically and virtually. This edition of deTour will immerse visitors in the topics of living, environment, consumption, society, food and other areas relevant to us all.

For International Collaboration, globally-renowned creative studio Domestic Data Streamers partners with the team at deTour to examine how time can be organised to build memories in their signature whimsical approach. As part of the lineup for Featured Exhibitions, Neighbourhood Innovation Lab turns data into human narratives, telling the stories of the Central community built from data collected from 100 individuals. HKDI Centre for Communication Design invites MOM AND POP to collaborate on an inspiring shopping trip that plays with the connection between product packaging and carbon emission, evoking questions about the real costs of consumption. Meanwhile, food story designer Adelaide Lala Tam extensively documented the life of a cow to respectively understand and infiltrate the cattle industry system. Sound designer Vanissa Law breaks down the structure of language and presents visitors an alternative way to rebuild words. 14 shortlisted ideas from the Open Call will also be featured as Selected Entries, showcasing the creative prowess of the local design community.

Not to be missed are 40 Workshop sessions, 12 Designer Dialogues, film screenings and guided tours that promise more fun and engaging ways for visitors to join the conversation and delve deeper into the world of design. Be part of deTour 2022 and make a difference to Design as One!

About deTour 2022 theme – Design as One

Design isn’t just a matter of taste and preferences, but also considers the needs of different people. In an increasingly complex world, can design become a new medium of communication – opening up discussions and inviting wider participation amongst different layers of society?

At deTour 2022, we want to erase the barriers and bring design closer to you, me and everyone – the very ‘participants’ who contribute to the design process by actively taking part and responding with ideas, opinions and actions. Let your inner voices be our windows to understanding the world better, as we turn your feedback and responses into data to drive design forward. Every little question, every simple change will make a big difference for everyone in this journey!

In this 17-day celebration of design, we welcome every visitor to be involved and interact in the design process, whilst engaging in various thought-provoking issues. Designers, on the other hand, will be our storytellers – connecting different communities; querying, recording and interpreting the vast information gathered. Data from the event will be documented to inspire a variety of design ideas, and even contribute to an ocean of open data with lasting impact on creativity and design, far in the future.


Organised by PMQ and sponsored by Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, deTour is an annual design festival in Hong Kong celebrating the works and ideas of local and overseas designers and creative talent. An event borne to connect the local and international design communities, deTour boosts a curated line-up of exhibitions, workshops, dialogues, debates, and networking events, invites both the public and design professionals to engage and experience design in various perspectives.
Devoted to supporting local design talent, deTour stands as an unparalleled collaborative design festival for local and overseas designers through enabling the realisation of creative sparks to design solutions. At deTour, everyone is encouraged to witness and explore the unwavering role of design for a better tomorrow.

Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s SoHo, PMQ is the landmark of creative industries in Asia’s World City. PMQ has been revived into a creative hub since 2014, housing over 100 Hong Kong Designers, showcasing workshops and studios featuring lifestyle, fashion and accessories, architecture, gifts & premium, homeware and a wide range of other designer goods. Today, PMQ has become the creative platform in supporting up and coming creative talent as well as fostering a community of patrons and lovers of creativity, design and heritage. It is also the hottest venue in town for international arts and cultural events from Hong Kong and all around the world.


25 November
4 December
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