Come and see students of HKU Design present their projects at Ventura Lambrate.


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Ventura Lambrate

Meaningful encounters at Ventura Lambrate 2016

At Ventura Lambrate, part of Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2016, HKU Design invites you to meet us and talk about educational environments that foster creative processes. To set an example, we’re taking our environment to you from our base camp at Via Ventura 14.

Our students will set out on an expedition to have meaningful encounters with fellow designers, the audience and random passers-by. We present fresh takes on enduring topics like circular economies, the creation of sustainable spaces and materials and show how a platform with artwork and stories by refugees may help give a voice to the voiceless.

The results of these encounters will be discussed back at base camp and help us find new ways of seeing things and discover new subject areas to present to visitors.

Embracing personal development

Society increasingly looks to designers as harbingers of awareness, behavioural change and innovation. Technologies change and domains that were once separate now increasingly meet. As a result, societal issues demand creative, applicable solutions. These solutions need to transcend the traditional boundaries between disciplines in order to have a lasting impact on daily life.

That is why students of HKU Design work in dynamic environments that compel them to constantly take on new roles and rethink the context in which they produce their work. This is what we call our education-through-designing.

We accept and embrace the fact that the personal development of students is not something we can minutely control. Instead we guide them on the path to meaningful encounters. Through their education, our students will meet a plethora of techniques, media, skills, procedures and traditions as part of their subject area. We challenge them to position themselves amidst these elements and add their own, distinctive voice to their field of work.

Besher Alsmadi

Mahmod Kharrat

Practical info


Meaningful Encounters

Ventura Lambrate

Via Ventura 14, 20134 Milano

Locate via Google Maps

Opening hours

Tuesday 12 April - Saturday 16 April 10:00 - 20:00

Sunday 17 April 10:00 – 18:00

Opening party:
 Wednesday 13 April 20:00 – 22:00


Liset Geerlings, Daniel de Bruin and senior year students

Press contact

Martijn van Best


Press Release (English)

Press Release (Dutch)


More info in English about HKU