Hon Chief Executive, Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture
Ada Wong is a staunch advocate of creative education, cultural development and social innovation.
Ada established the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture 15 years ago, and this unique non-profit organisation with the mission to promote creative education and a creative civil society has since launched several important projects, most notably founding Hong Kong’s only “art high school”, the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, where Ada is the supervisor.
Ada also set up the Make a Difference (MaD) initiative (www.mad.asia), an ongoing platform to cultivate the next generation of creative leaders and innovative change-makers in Asia, while her latest social venture, The Good Lab (www.goodlab.hk), is an inspiring coworking space and collaborative community for social innovation and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong.
Ada received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Pomona College, California, and Master of Education from the University of Hong Kong. She is an honorary fellow of Lingnan University and the Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Presentation Topic : How Art and People Meet: Reflections from the Make A Difference Initiatives on Participatory Public Art