MILL6 Winter Programme 2017【TECHSTYLE Series 2.0】 Co-presented with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

09.12.2017(Sat) 28.02.2018(Wed)
09.12.2017(Sat) 28.02.2018(Wed)

MILL6 Winter Programme 2017【TECHSTYLE Series 2.0】
Co-presented with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2.1 – International Forum Exploring Textile, Community and Public Space

2.2 – A Retrospective Exhibition of Junichi Arai


TECHSTYLE Series 2.1: Discussion Forum

Fabpublic! – Talking about textile, community and public space 
9-10 DEC, 2017 (SAT-SUN), 2PM-6:30PM
Venue: TU107, Lu Guan Qiu Lecture Theater, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Registration:  1:30PM

Discussion:  2PM-6:30PM



‘TECHSTYLE Series’ is a unique platform aiming to explore the potential of textile in arts and culture, and its relation to the production of subjectivities and social relations. The inaugural edition highlighted the subject of women and technology. 2.1 Discussion Forum will gather a wide range of internationally renowned expertise to discuss textile intervention of communities within contemporary living, and examine the value and impact that textiles, and its related production, can bring to neighbourhoods.


Keynote speakers:

Petra Blaisse, Founder, Inside Outside, Netherlands

Aura Luz Melis, Partner, Inside Outside, Netherlands



Nicole Barakat, Artist, Australia

Yan Chan, Director, Business Development, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textile and Apparel, Hong Kong

Edith Cheung, Textile Catalyst, Hong Kong

Pascale Gatzen, Artist, Head of the Fashion Design Master’s programme at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Netherlands

Hui Po Keung, Associate Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Janis Jefferies, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Sylvie Kruger, Designer, Germany

Winnie Law, Associate Director, Policy for Sustainability Lab, Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Him Lo, Curator, Learning and Community, MILL6 Foundation, Hong Kong

Marie-Anne McQuay, Director, Bluecoat, UK

Nguyen Nhu Huy, Co-Artistic Director, ZeroStation, Vietnam

Nishio Yoshinari, Artist, Japan

Frankie Su, Director, Hong Gah Museum, Taiwan

Rizo Leong (Pangrok Sulap), Artist collective, Malaysia

Takahashi Mizuki, Co-Director, MILL6 Foundation, Hong Kong

Teoh Chin Chin, Co-Director, MILL6 Foundation, Hong Kong

Errol van de Werdt, Director CEO, Textielmuseum, Netherlands





TECHSTYLE Series 2.2: Exhibition

Self-Organisation: Junichi Arai’s Textile Anthology


Opening Dates & Venue:

2017.12.11 – 2018.2.28 | Mon-Sun | 10AM-7PM

Venue 1: The Fashion Gallery, MN109, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


2017.12.15 – 2018.1.26 | Mon-Sun | 10AM-7PM

Venue 2: Innovation Gallery, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


MILL6 Winter Programme is proudly co-organised by MILL6 Foundation and Institute of Textiles & Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This event is generously supported by The D. H. Chen Foundation, Nan Fung GroupConsulate General of the Kingdom of the NetherlandsBritish Council Connections Through CultureKLM Royal Dutch AirlinesCourtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha TinThe Fashion Gallery and School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; and is an accredited event of BODW Satellite Events x deTour.


Photo:Inside Outside, Seattle Public Library, @IBaan