People with autism or other chronic diseases generally are prone to sensory physical and disorders. They are particularly sensitive or insensitive to light, colour, sound, touch, etc. and hence, their daily lives are greatly affected. Realising that good designs help improve lives, Hong Kong Design Institute students join hands with special needs members and occupational therapists from St James‘ Settlement to co-design and co-create several innovative and appealing furniture and healthcare equipment to bring positive life changes.
Everyone has a dream, so do people with special needs. Despite the limitation of the special needs, they are capable of living their dreams. HKDI students bring the special needs to a craft project and a unique patchwork symbolising an ideal world is co-created. The idea behind the wall comes from the American Indian dreamcatchers hoops, which were traditionally used to bring good dreams and positive energy. (Members of St James’ Settlement JC Endeavour Workshop / Albert Wu Rainbow Workshop: Li Wai Man, Lee Ka Lok, Ho Tak Chak, Ching Kei Wa, Wong Wai Han, Wong Lap Kwong)