The best laid plans. Fatigue and hopeless may come to your mind since last year, when our town was confronted with the months of social unrest and the Covid-19 pandemic. The challenging moment, however, allowed room for us to critically examine our fundamental value and social system – which may indeed need a thorough review.
Social innovation needs more than just passion. Apart from connecting dots, let’s learn from our SEchangemaker in our neighborhood. Are you ready?
Social Innovators' Networking is coming back to you with three SE Changemakers from different professions. They would share their experiences on how to keep moving and stay active during these hard times.
- Former bookstore owner James Chong found Rolling Books to promote reading experiences. He brought happiness and encouragement to the ethnic-minority and grassroots families by sharing picture books during the quarantine.
- Artist Cecilia Ho established 2Bliss Studio and engaged with unemployed and rehabilitated youth to refurbish walls for grassroots families and the community. Bringing colour to the city and fostering youth creativity.
- Architect Sarah Mui focuses on building connections between human and space. She found One Bite Social, a community-empowering and life-giving initiative, to connect social organization and social enterprise by means of transforming vacant cityspaces into a community platform. During the pandemic, they launched Food House Commune Kitchen to offer meals to grassroot families with special prices.
Looking forward to seeing you in this sharing session. Let's cheer up together.
Date：5 October 2020 (Monday)
Time：4:00 - 5:30pm
Format：Online webinar via Zoom (Please ensure you have a stable internet connection and a suitable environment to join the session)
Target：People and organizations who are interested in culturnal innovation, cross-sector collaboration, social innovation and cross-media cooperation (SEBC funded projects would handled with priority)
Capacity: 40 (first-come, first-served)
Fee: Free Admission
Enquiry: Judy Chan (email@example.com)
Rolling Books （http://www.rollingbooks.hk/）
James is the founder of Rolling Books, a social enterprise to promote reading experience in this challenging digital age.
James obtained his undergraduate degree in Computer Science in UNSW Australia. He was also trained in Arts Management, created a theatre critics publication, produced theatre productions and eventually started a bookshop and a restaurant around the turn of the millennium.
The bookshop, called Mackie Study, didn't survive, but it was one of the early attempts in the local industry to operate a bookshop with a multiple dimension of cultural and music events. A few years later, James joined Oxfam Hong Kong in the Development Education team, fostering global citizenship education in schools and in the parent-child sector.
James is currently a postgraduate student of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Miss Cecilia Ho was born in Hong Kong in 1987. She is a Master degree (Chinese Language and Literature) and a Bachelor degree (Design-Visual Communication) holder from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has worked as an artist ever since she graduated. In 2011, she set up 2Bliss Studio in Jockey Club Creative and Art Centre, doing painting and multi-media art experiments. She has been invited to hold solo exhibition in Guangzhou and Taipei. Starting from 2016, she focus on community art and social enterprise projects.
One Bite Design Studio （https://www.onebitedesign.com/）
One Bite Social（https://www.onebitedesign.com/onebite-social）
Sarah is a Co-Founder and Design Director of One Bite Design Studio and One Bite Social. She received a Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Master of Architecture from University College London in UK. She is a registered architect in Hong Kong. At One Bite, her most recent design project includes Siu Hei Playground in Tuen Mun, Design District Hong Kong – Creative Placemaking (Wanchai) campaign, City Dress Up: Seats Together public furniture design project in Happy Valley, and the Hong Kong-Macau Visual Arts Biennale. Sarah and her team has been demonstrating how social design can be applied through a series of social creative experiment, including the Project House and WonderFOLD (eco-mask holder) projects. Since 2019, an online knowledge-sharing platform GUTS has been founded to bring in international insights in promoting better urban space for the public.