HKBU publication "A Living Space" wins the Red Dot Award 2016 in the Communication Design category.


浸大出版的《可以居—白沙澳鄉》獲頒發2016 德國紅點設計獎—傳達設計獎。

Ms Wong Suk-ki (back row, first from left) thanks the creative team comprising artists, writers, text and graphics editors for their patience in producing this book that narrates the Pak Sha O villagers’ stories.


黃淑琪女士(後排左一)感謝一班富創作力和耐性的藝術家、作家、文字及圖像編輯的參與,一年內不間斷的溝通及陪伴遊訪白沙澳。

Date: 06 Oct 2016 (Thursday)

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Visual Arts publication wins Red Dot Award 2016: Communication Design

視覺藝術院刊物獲頒「2016 德國紅點設計獎—傳達設計獎」

A Living Space, a book published by kaitak, the Centre of Research and Developments, Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) of HKBU was crowned one of the winners of the Red Dot Award 2016 (Communication Design category), chosen from thousands of entries from 46 countries.

The book by AVA lecturer Ms Wong Suk-ki was produced as part of the “Through Our Eyes” photography education programme executed by the Centre of Research and Developments of AVA. Ms Wong explored the well preserved Hakka Village by chance when she was wandering around Pak Sha O, Hoi Ha in Sai Kung area one time. She then formed a creative team, and identified former and current residents of Pak Sha O to interview them and put their stories onto paper.

Ms Wong said: “The development of the book concept began four years ago. At the time, I hoped to produce a book readers would find moving and get them to rethink their daily life, their family and sense of place. Special thanks to the people I worked with, including book designer and Visual Arts alumna Ms Somely So; members of the production team and Visual Arts alumni Mr Hsu Wai-lun and Mr Matthew Kwan; and  HKBU colleagues Ms Ruth Cheung and Ms Phoebe Fan who unflinchingly shared my burdens. They have helped launch this book which reveals a primal view of ‘living space’. Life may not be perfect but I hope the award will bring humanity back and revive affection for the land.” In addition, Ms Wong expressed her gratitude to The Robert Ho Family Foundation for their generous support.

The award presentation ceremony of the Red Dot Award 2016 will be held in Germany on 4 November. For details of the award, please visit: http://red-dot-21.com/design/a-living-space/

由浸大視覺藝術院「啟德」研究及發展中心出版的著作《可以居—白沙澳鄉》,獲頒發「2016 德國紅點設計獎—傳達設計獎」。今屆數千件參賽作品來自46個國家。

該書是視覺藝術院「啟德」研究及發展中心「憧憬世界」攝影教育計劃的一部分。主編兼視覺藝術院講師黃淑琪女士探索了西貢海下白沙澳一群保存完好的客家村落,尋訪當地居民,聽取他們的故事,從中發現前人如何一代又一代地經歷奮鬥和抉擇。她嘗試運用不同的圖像方式來表現村落的面貌,從宏觀至微觀角度,深入感受該地的人、事物與一草一木。

黃淑琪女士說﹕「四年前已開始構思這本書,那時滿腔熱誠,希望能製作出一本讓人感動的書,讓讀者思索生活、家及地方。我感謝曾一起共事並參與出版計劃的設計師兼視覺藝術院校友蘇麗平女士、創作團隊兼視覺藝術院校友許維倫先生和關朗曦先生,以及在製作期間替我分擔煩惱的浸大同事張婷婷小姐及范沁榆小姐。因為你們,這本書才得以用這個面貌出現,也因為這本書及這些人,生活的原貌才得以展現。生活未必一定美好,期望這獎項帶來的是人情與土地情。」黃女士亦感謝何鴻毅家族基金贊助該書的出版計劃。

「2016 德國紅點設計獎」頒獎禮將於11 月4日在德國舉行。有關獎項的詳情,請瀏覽﹕http://red-dot-21.com/design/a-living-space/