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The aesthetic of Swiss style is the famous model of graphic design of the 1950s and 1960s, best known for its use of minimal grid-based systems and its cold, impersonal approach. It was born during an era of heavy industrialization when there was a need for a simple visual language that could be understood by many within international trades. Today, design and advertising has changed but Swiss graphic design, with its important role in design history, is still often reduced to those clichés. The philosophy of the pioneers of Swiss design, with their strict rules and grids, has had an influence on contemporary Swiss designers, but the Swiss style today is much more diverse, emotional and fun.
Location: Tap Seac Gallery, 95 Avenida Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, Macau
Bosshard in China offers a comprehensive sweep of black and white photographs and documentary films produced by Swiss photo-journalist Walter Bosshard.
Location: University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
Since 2011, thousands of migrants fleeing wars are trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe. While governments are criminalizing migratory fluxes more and more, some women and men are getting organized. Some are chartering boats to save the shipwrecked, while others are hosting them on land or filing criminal complaints against States for having failed to provide assistance to people in danger.
Location: Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, 14/F, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
The 8 best startups from Hong Kong will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Hong Kong 2018. The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and get a free trip to both the Seedstars Asia Regional Summit and the Seedstars Global Summit that include our tried and tested bootcamp and investor forum, and the opportunity to win up to USD 1 million in equity investments. In addition to seeing the top startups pitch, you can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for over $1mn in investment.
Location: SME Center, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Geneva Camerata (GECA) will be presenting an uncustomary program compiled by their young and talented music director David Greilsammer, with winner of both the Sibelius and Tchaikovsky Competitions, Viktoria Mullova, a highly regarded violinist of exceptional versatility and musical integrity. The audience will hear her virtuosic technique as well as matchless interpretative subtlety on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. This will surely be one of the most exciting concerts of the year, with more originality brought by Jonathan Keren’s composition based on Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and his orchestral arrangement of Debussy’s Fireworks.
Location: HKU Grand Hall, LG. 45, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Center, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong