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Plastic Fashion Workshops by Manuela Catania (HLTH1010 - 6hrs)

  • Multi-function Room (LG4) Lee Shau Kee Library, HKUST (map)
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Recycling the plastic wastes to make your own fashion design

Italian designer and artist Manuela Catania will conduct a Plastic Fashion Workshop for HKUST staff members and students. She has been exploring ways to use old textile and plastic to hand-make wearable fashion pieces.

To prepare for the workshop, we’re already working with the Sustainable Unit to collect used, clean plastic on campus. Help us turn waste into useful materials and join us to learn fashion design and making skills!


Time: 3-5 p.m. Venue: LG4 Multi-function Room, Lee Shau Kee Library

  • April 3 (Wed) - Lesson 1

  • April 10 (Wed) - Lesson 2

  • April 17 (Wed) - Lesson 3

*Participants must attend all lessons.

Instructor: Ms. Manuela Catania
Language: English
Quota: 20
Deposit: HKD100 (refundable after completion of lessons)

Instructor’s Biography


Manuela Catania is an italian designer graduated in architecture with 110 cum laude at the University of Architecture in Palermo. She also attended a Master Degree in Accessories and Jewellery Design at the Domus Academy in Milan and a Master of Arts at University of Wales. She explored the design world and she specialised in Fashion Design at IED Moda Lab in Milan and in Fashion System at European Design Institute in Venice. She also collaborated with

architects and designers in Milan. In the meanwhile, she has developed her first collection of jewels made by Murano glass and showing it during the Milan Design Week. She created her personal jewellery collection in Venice. In 2012 she lived in Brazil, São Paulo, where she has explored the design of this fascinating country. She had a lecturer experience at IED in São Paulo about design in Italy "A experiencia IED Milão/Veneza/São Paulo". Her most relevant working experience as lecturer has been at ESMOD University in Kuala Lumpur, where she taught fashion design.


  • For HKUST staff members and students only

  • Free of charge

  • The deposit of registration will be refunded to participants upon their completion. Participants will receive deposit refund from CFA staff.

  • HLTH1010 - 6 hours
    HKUST students may attain 6-hour attendance in the “Activities” module in Wellness & Personal Enrichment of the HLTH1010 Course after completing ALL workshops.


  1. Reserve a place
    - Submit the online registration form, please click HERE
    - you will receive a notification email from Center for the Arts afterwards 

  2. Pay the deposit (within 2 days after submitting the online registration)
    - present the notification email and pay the deposit at CFA office to confirm your place

    Center for the Arts
    Location: Rm 6401, Academic Building (via Lift no. 25 & 26)
    Opening hours:  Monday to Friday, except public holidays
    9:30am - 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Presented by HKUST Center for Education Innovation, Center for the Art, Lee Sha Kee Library and Sustainability Unit.