Comix Home Base: Co-creation Workshops, May – July 2012, Hong Kong, China

Following her appointment last year as the design consultant for the Comix Home Base Project in Hong Kong, and in conjunction with MDD9 Studio Yanki designed and conducted a co-creation workshop with her clients’ staff members at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

The story started in 2005 when the Hong Kong Urban Renewal Authority announced a pilot project to revitalize ten Grade II listed pre-war tenement houses in Wan Chai. Commonly known as “Green House”, these pre-war residential blocks, occupied 2 streets standing back to back, creating a complete and well-preserved example of urban architectural heritage in Hong Kong.

In 2011, EXHIBIT was commissioned by the Hong Kong Art Centre & Urban Renewal Authority to co-develop the buildings for new cultural use, and to be responsible for the lighting masterplan. Working in conjunction with the MDD9 Design Studio & Aedas Architects, the project worked to promote the understanding and development of comic and contemporary culture within Hong Kong.