Bicycle, often called bike or cycle, is a human-powered and pedal-driven vehicle which is widely used by people around the world in delivery and transportation since they are first introduced in the 19th century. In recent years bicycles are even more popular with the raise in environmental awareness. It is a symbol of pursuing sustainable livings; it is also the welcoming attitude to connect with the local community. Wheel Things Makers, formed by a group of youngsters who are madly in love with the cycling mechanism, focuses on collecting unwanted hardware compartments such as tires, bicycle frames, wheels and gears etc., and upcycles them into trucks in different styles and with different functionalities. These vehicles wander through communities, spreading out their concepts and beliefs.
In this talk we have invited three members of Wheel Things Makers Gary Chan, Paddy Ng and Garfield Chan, to share with us the ideas and concepts behind; techniques in collecting wastes and value upgrades through the transformation process; and, the business skill sets in managing an ecological friendly organization in which the innovative spirit becomes the entering point of social education.
Date: 27 March 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: CVA209, Communication & Visual Arts Building, Hong Kong Baptist University
(5, Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong)
*This talk is CCL Accredited and is conducted in Cantonese.
About Wheel Things Makers
Wheel Things Makers is a group of makers and innovators who advocates the spirit of “Community of Practice”. They create bike-liked objects with functions for the communities while provide various supports to other enthusiasts. Their mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design and fabrication, to reflect and preserve different social significance.