Sheung Fung Lane Play University Project
Client: Play University, MaD
In view of the finite quality of recreational spaces in Sai Ying Pun, Wheel Thing Makers (WTM) was invited by MaD under its seasonal scheme The University of Play to rejuvenate the tedious passageway of Sheung Fung Lane into an inclusive playable lane for all.With our overarching vision of “Community of Practice”, we led 21 enthusiastic young participants to undertake profile research of Sai Ying Pun and priorities the urban design issues in Sheung Fung Lane.
Collaborating with our overseas facilitator Plan b and tapping on the local wisdom of Magic Lanes, we thrilled and stimulated the participants to channel their design-thinking, prototyping their creative imaginations to create four playable installations for the daily users of Sheung Fung Lane. These installations were exhibited at the lane from December 2018 to January 2019. One of them was so popular that it has remained and became part of the lane since then.
Maker Plus Teaching Knowledge Transfer
Client: TWHGs Wong Fung Ling College
InnoPower@JC: Fellowship for Teachers Programme
Maker+ is a one-year long regular curriculum initiated by the TWGHs Wong Fung Ling College, our team design and executive the teaching throughout the academic year (Form 1 & 2 whole classes) in 3 dimensions – ICT, Making Basic & Making Mini Projects for the students.
Under the notion of knowledge economy, especially considering the rapidly growing information and intelligence technology, the programme provides STEM and design thinking training, which aimed to equip student technique and problem solving skill, which is traditionally neglected in mainstream education.
Through unconventional means of education, the programme have not only provided opportunities and new motive for students, but also extended their imagination in applying their skills and knowledge in society, which further explore their potentials in different opportunities.
Maker Cafe Revamp
Client: Hong Chi Morninghope School, Tuen Mun
As the artist in residence in the Hong Chi Morninghope School, Tuen Mun (HCMS), we were appointed to be the designer and the contractor to revamp the original space of “Design and Technology Class Room”, creating custom designed furniture and decoration for the space.
To satisfy the curriculum of life skills training course, Wheel Thing Makers have created the new design of this multi-purpose space which includes a maker space, and a café training hub. An icon was also created to induce a sense of belonging to the users of this multi-purpose space.
Wheel Thing Makers also organized various training workshops to enable the students at HCMS to be part of the creation team. Seeing the passion of HCMS students on bus, retired bus components donated by KMB was incorporated into the design theme of the multi-purpose space, and this was highly welcomed by the students.
KMB upcycling project -
mini trolley bus
Client: KMB /Hong Chi Morninghope School, Tuen Mun
As a pioneer participant of Arts-in-School Partnership Scheme organized by Hong Kong Art Development Council, Wheel Thing Makers has delivered art into school campus, and promoted arts education, through a 1-year collaboration programme with HCMS.
Making use of the retired bus component donated by KMB, Wheel Thing Makers proposed to create a trolley that serves to be a physical training equipment to the students of HCMS. An enormous sense of excitement is observed when the students of HCMS interacting with the trolley produced, and it substantially induced their interest in creation through up-cycling.
Undoubtedly, Wheel Thing Makers has successfully capitalized on this project as a medium to promote art to the students, as well as the school campus. Where the student has shown to have boosted their self-esteem and communication skills through participation in this programme