Our college mission is to cultivate creativity and enhance entrepreneurial spirit with social responsibility. A signature of the College is its Creativity Laboratory (c!ab), which is first of its kind in CUHK dedicated to creativity.
Students are encouraged to develop self-initiated projects with project grants and resources supported by the College; while our College has been actively collaborated with different organizations to hold a variety of programs and events to enrich students’ vision and knowledge on creative thinking.
Being keen on Hong Kong traditional culture, a group of students from c!ab spent a year searching for particular Hong Kong traditional crafts and held workshops presenting to the fellow students and staff. They also organized an exhibition name OLD HONG KONG at College Gallery to present all their craftworks created in the past year.
OLD HONG KONG Exhibition
OLD Hong Kong exhibition was staged in College Gallery to showcase Hong Kong traditional crafts, which included frame bags, traditional minibus signs, neon lights, film photos and tie dye cloths handmade by students. A video interviewing a master in neon light production was also featured.
A series of glass-tube-made neon light art decorations made by our college students were also showcased. They were the awardees of c!ab neon lights design competition. The awardees used the traditional technique to create their own neon light art decorations in a workshop and shared their design inspirations to encourage others.
All staff and students were encouraged to take a photo on the nostalgia setting of the exhibition, share their thoughts about the old Hong Kong on the patchwork prepared by clabbers and learn some traditional HK stories.
Apart from the establishment of c!ab, the College has been dedicating to stimulate students’ creativity by collaborating with different organizations to hold various programs to enrich their vision and knowledge on creative thinking.
To celebrate the beginning of a new Chinese New Year 2021, a group of dedicated students from c!ab and green team jointly visited a local farm, filmed “SUN.PEACHTOPIA”, and organized an exhibition at College Gallery.
Sun.Peachtopia exhibition was staged in College Gallery to showcase the timely new year flowers, riddles, wishes, poems, paintings and video for the celebration of the beginning of a new Chinese year.
c!ab organized its first-ever exchange programme with the Institute of Creative Industries Design (iCiD) of National Cheng Kung University (國立成功大學) in Tainan. The Programme aimed to investigate the difference of creativity cultural industry development in Tainan and Hong Kong and how innovation city planning can help rejuvenate historical cities as both places are facing urban aging problems.
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Mr. Nicholas W. Yang (楊偉雄先生), the former Secretary for Innovation and Technology, the former Advisor to the Chief Executive on Innovation and Technology, was invited to share a talk.
The leading teachers, c!ab student conveners and other College students have initiated a series of projects and activities over past few years, including Mosaic Art Candle Holder Workshop, Meeting the last Minibus Sign Maker, Fabric Pattern Design Competition for Making Frame Bag, Guided Art Tour, Startup Talks etc. to get more inspiration about creativity.
Mosaic Candle Holder Workshop
Meeting the last Minibus Sign Maker – Mak Kam-sang
Fabric Pattern Design Competition for Making Frame Bag
Guided Art Tour - Calligraphy Rhapsody: Retrospective Exhibition of Georges Mathieu
Our College has been devoted to boosts students’ enthusiasm in developing self-initiated projects, which are beneficial to the society with Entrepreneurial Spirits. A variety of funding schemes, such as “Sunny Passion Programme”, “Rance Lee Award”, “Be Entrepreneurial! Funding Scheme”, “Service-learning Project Funding Scheme” and “Dorsett Young Entrepreneur Scholarship” are available for students to realize their project ideas from seeding phase to incubation status. Students are encouraged to proactively submit their proposals and seek the support from the College in terms of project grants, faculty resources and others.