Hong Kong host
September 15, 8:00am - 9:30am HKT. Hosted at Eaton House
part of a series on Compassion
About the speaker
Alvin is Founding Partner of CIRCUS, the venture innovates across social innovation and entreprenuership, urban system and strategy, cultural and creative industry, participatory design and curatorship.
He also serves as Professor (adjunct) and Vice Dean of City Design and Innovation at CAFA Beijing, after being Founding Director of Design Institute for Social Innovation at PolyU Hong Kong.
His curatorial projects break new ground at home and internationally, notably DETOUR (2009,10,13), Hong Kong pavilion in Venice Biennale (2006,14), Hong Kong Fashion Guerilla 2013,14,15,16), 10DAYFEST (2013,14,15).
Recently, Alvin offered advanced executive education for institutions such as Hong Kong Government, Macau Government, ONE Foundation, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, WHO Western Pacific Region, etc., and has organized international workshop in China, France, Russia, Italy, Germany and other countries.
Alvin has been appointed board and committee member of Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations, Hong Kong Architecture Centre, Ambassadors of Design, PMQ, Hong Kong Art Museums, Hong Kong Stamps, China Architecture Media Award, Bi-City Biennale, Harbourfront Commission, Highway Department, Industrial Designers Society, Good Seed, HKCSS-HSBC Social Innovation Platform, UNESCO Sustainable Development Programme amongst others. He also cofounded Fashion Farm Foundation, Wan Chai Visual Archive and Impact Hub Shanghai.
Alvin received his professional terminal degree from the Architectural Association London, Alvin was a winner of Hong Kong Institute of Architects Award 2007 and Rome Scholar 2004. In addition he received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2011, Forbes China Designer Award 2015, and Commendation for Community Service on HKSAR 2010 Honours List.
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a private, non-profit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 40 majors at distinctive locations to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD Hong Kong is the university’s newest location, having welcomed its first students in September 2010. The location is situated in the UNESCO award-winning former North Kowloon Magistracy Building, a historic facility completely renovated and adapted by SCAD. To learn more, visit scad.edu.hk.
Working with a number of successful businesses, Fresh Accounting is a dynamic management accounting practice and consultancy based in Hong Kong & Singapore. We believe accountants should do more than just report on how your business is doing. We are here to assist, identify opportunities and implement strategies that will improve the performance and profitability of your business. Fresh Accounting is powered by Xero, the cloud-based accounting software that allows you to access your finances from virtually anywhere. We are proud to say that Fresh Accounting is one of the fastest growing Xero Platinum Partners here in Asia.
12 million people in Nepal lack access to healthcare. Due to this lack of care, high rates of preventable child and maternal deaths persist in rural, low-income communities. Possible delivers free healthcare in Nepal. We’ve treated over 500,000 patients since 2008. By only hiring local staff, partnering with Nepal’s government, and using a data-driven approach, our programs are built to serve local needs in a sustainable way and create tangible results – last year, we saw a reduction of 12% in deaths of children under 2 years old.
Eaton House is home to the sophisticated modern nomads. We cater to the new lifestyle of the uncompromising work-life-integrated generation. At Eaton House Central, we are planting a seed in the core of Hong Kong, at the heart of finance and real estate. We are revolutionizing the way people work with a New Generation Work Club. As the local accelerator, Eaton House is the platform where uncompromising game changers belong.
Redback is a specialty coffee roaster that is passionate about delivering exceptional coffees to our customers. We have a constant and unrelenting focus on selecting, blending and craft roasting the world’s most exceptional coffees. Scottie Callaghan directs Redback’s craft roasting and coffee operations. He has researched, selected, cupped, blended, measured and carefully roasted coffee for the last 10 years. These are his coffees, and he stands behind their quality and blend stability.
Tucked away on one of Wan Chai’s quieter streets, BiteUnite is a cook, create and share community. With modern facilities and a lofty dining space, our fully-licensed co-working kitchen is the heart of our community and an inspiring place to welcome food entrepreneurs from all walks of life. With a comprehensive online platform that connects diners with chefs, BiteUnite seeks to enrich the life, creativity and culture of a city’s communities through a passion for cooking and sharing great food.
By combining forces, design-videography duo Tom and Kira create work with double the passion and double the impact, whilst always catering to clients’ needs. At Toki Creative every project, whether an event video, a branding project or an animated logo design, is enthusiastically approached as a personal one.
Cancan Kwok is a multimedia designer and videographer born and brought up in Hong Kong. She graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interactive Media in 2017.