kacey wong

the Implicit Technology of Design Social


  • Kacey Wong





Techno-Activism, Mapping Techniques, Art-Activism, Technology, Design Social


This photo essay comments on the influence of artactivism in the process of the ‘social’. Moving away from the conventionality of social approach to betterment, the approach follows an artistic take, amalgamating new forms of media with the processes of design and art.

How to Cite

Wong, K. (2018). Techno-Art-Activism: the Implicit Technology of Design Social. Cubic Journal, 1(1), 74–89. https://doi.org/10.31182/cubic.2018.1.004



Author Biography

Kacey Wong

Dr. Kacey Wong’s experimental art projects investigate the relationship between men, their social and political environment, and living space. He uses diverse methodologies including sculpture, installation, photography, performance, and social interventions. He was the winner of Best Artist Award in 2010, Rising Artist Award and Outstanding Arts Education Award given by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2003. He commenced his Drift City photo series in 2000, where he dressed up like a skyscraper and travelled from city to city in search for utopia. He later published the photo book Drift City 10 Years (2010). Hong Kong public museums and private collectors have collected his mobile home tricycle project, entitled Wandering Home, his Drift City photo series, and Sleepwalker series. Dr Wong’s floating house, entitled Paddling Home, floated in Victoria Harbour and was the star feature in 2010’s Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture exhibition.


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