About Globalization


「GLOBALIZATION」弱勢文化間的連結和團結

聽見「全球化」你會首先想到跨國經濟剥削?對各式弱勢文化的侵蝕?抑或是文化交換的潛力,而甚至是一種弱勢文化間的連結和團結?

在「Globalization」中的麻布袋系列中,我們起用來自尼泊爾盛產的漢麻所製成的麻布為材料,運用上非洲蠟染布特色工藝,最後由座落在深水埗「本土製業」的香港裁縫製成麻布袋的完成品。「Globalization」這個系列刻意地選取各個帶有相若「邊緣性」、「弱勢的」文化為連結對象,在突顯出全球化底下的衝突和矛盾,同時也帶出一種連結和團結的可能性。 

GLOBALIZATION - A call for a coming together of oppressed and dispossessed cultures

When you hear the word ‘Globalization’, images of trans/multi/post-national corporate hegemons out-competing, taking over, buying out local mom and pops comes to mind. But do such civilisational changes also foretell of a pushing back, a countering, a coming together of such oppressed and dispossessed cultures?

‘Globalization’ bags use hemp from Nepal, combining with African Wax fabric which is using a uniquely African technique to print the colourful and special patterns on. The materials are then sent to ‘The Local Maker’, a small cooperative in the working class neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong where the hemp is made into our satchels, pouches and bags. This chain of collaborators is made up of those whom we label with the terms ‘marginalised’ or ‘vulnerable’… and in their collaborative efforts we hope to reveal to the world those who have been hidden by the bright lights of Globalization.