Pimp My Push Cart Workshop at DETOUR 2009

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design (PolyU Design) is hosting the “Pimp My Push Cart Workshop” at the DETOUR 2009 at the Former Police Married Quarters, Central, from 23–27 November.

The ubiquitous push cart is an iconic symbol of Hong Kong. Used every day by thousands of workers these carts ferry the goods and garbage of everyday life through the steep narrow streets of Hong Kong. This workshop challenges student teams to “pimp” a Hong Kong push cart. The challenge of “Pimping” challenges is to transform the lowly push cart into an extravagant, one of a kind, traffic stopping statement.

Students from the PolyU Design have created innovative micro solutions to Hong Kong lifestyle opportunities. The “100 Meter Taxi” cart provides short rides through crowded areas that regular taxis can’t fit. “The City Surfer” cart allows anyone to surf the streets of Central. “The Pink Pony” cart allows a city equestrian experience for parents who can’t afford a real horse for their spoiled princess.” The Dim Sum on the Run” cart allows Hong Kongers to indulge in their favourite pastime, eating, anywhere anytime. “The Bubbles” cart allows busy Hong Kongers to grab a bath on their way to work. The “Cute and Creepy” cart turns a baby pram into a disturbing horror show on wheels. The “Monster Truck” cart transforms a regular pushcart into a car crushing monster.

Visit www.pimpmypushcart.com for more information and look us up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206169256557 to see all the behind the scenes action.

PolyU Design, ranked as one of the top design schools in Asia and in the world by BusinessWeek, is the pioneer and sole provider of design education at tertiary level in Hong Kong. Famous designers who graduated from PolyU Design include world-renowned fashion designer Ms Vivienne Tam, Oscar-winner and Supervising Animator for Shrek Mr Raman Hui, founder of the jewellery brand Qeelin Mr Dennis Chan, and Partner of Kan & Lau Design Consultants Mr Freeman Lau.

Press Contact : Mr Roger Ball, Associate Professor, School of Design
Tel: 2766 5444
Email: sdroger@polyu.edu.hk

Ms Rennie Kan, Senior Marketing Manager, School of Design
Tel: 2766 5475
Email: sdrkan@polyu.edu.hk