Against the backdrop of the global pandemic, we held the M+ Online Hackathon—City of Objects over two weeks in August 2020. M+ Hackathons are design thinking workshops during which participants develop creative projects within a time limit. This edition focused on ‘personal museums’, encouraging participants to explore the concept of objects through the lenses of everyday life, personal and cultural identities, and virtuality.
In this first of a two-part series documenting the Hackathon’s roundtable discussion, organiser Kate Gu, facilitators Christian Marc Schmidt and Chun-wo Pat, and judge Ikko Yokoyama unpack ideas around objects, the physical versus the virtual, and pandemic anxiety.
- Kate Gu, Producer, Digital Special Projects, M+
- Christian Marc Schmidt, Principal and Founder, Schema
- Chun-wo Pat, Founder and Owner, Whitespace Integrated Design
- Ikko Yokoyama, Lead Curator, Design and Architecture, M+