Ferrara, HPO HQ, December 2019

“Default: a Hong Kong Study” is a research that finds inspiration in the simple reality of things, in this case, in the recent student protests in Hong Kong, where new forms of organization are reaching outcomes never seen before.

Our research method is based on studying the process behind these phenomena, bringing them back to a more understandable dimension.

The exhibition displays many of the objects and episodes that have contributed to the success of this movement, thanks to the creativity of the demonstrators. From umbrellas used as shields, to social networks as organizational tools, here are highlighted some examples of how, starting from the reorganization of simple objects, it is possible to have an impact on the reality that surrounds us.

Aspects seemingly far from the world of architecture are taken as a starting point to seek new forms, because in the end, perhaps, between a mask used by a demonstrator to hide his face and some acanthus leaves used to decorate a capital, there is not much difference.

Kristi Josifi (ph)

default: a Hong Kong study