VALUES OF DESIGN: CHINA IN THE MAKING

Exhibition Introduction

Exhibition Introduction

Celebrating the power of design to innovate for our future

Exploring how design has shaped cross-cultural and cross-generational dialogue



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Initiated and curated by Design Society, an affiliate of China Merchants Real Estate Shenzhen, and in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, Values of Design: China in the Making, is the first exhibition in China to explore the growing field of Chinese design and the first to attempt to understand how changing and evolving values are helping to shape what we design, produce and consume. The exhibition continues the success of the two institutions’ long-term partnership, and is a follow-up to Values of Design, the inaugural V&A Gallery exhibition produced by the V&A in collaboration with Design Society in 2017. The exhibition showcases 138 works organized into six sections: Patterns of Design, Problem Solving, Shaping Materials, Identity and Consumption, Enhancing Communication and Negotiating Cost. Within these sections, the exhibition tackles diverse themes including crafts, industrial design, poverty alleviation, environmental protection, rural construction, sustainability, urban planning, transportation, architecture, aerospace, fashion, feminism, brand culture, digitalization and font design, among others.




THE EXHIBITION


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About the exhibits



Values of Design: China in the Making  showcases 138 works organized into SIX sections: Patterns of Design, Problem Solving, Shaping Materials, Identity and Consumption, Enhancing Communication and Negotiating Cost. Within these sections, the exhibition tackles diverse themes including crafts, industrial design, poverty alleviation, environmental protection, rural construction, sustainability, urban planning, transport, architecture, aerospace, fashion, feminism, brand culture, digitalization and font design, among others.


Exhibition highlights include:

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As China’s first major platform for innovative design, Design Society has curated Minding the Digital, Craft: The Reset, and Y-COMIC-X. Values of Design: China in the Making once again sees Design Society examine the societal impact of innovative practices in design, explore the dynamic social relationships fostered by design and offer critical observations on its place within a Chinese context.


Timetable

Timetable



 19 January 2020 to 12 December 2020

Monday to Friday: 10:00-19:00, Saturday to Sunday: 10:00-21:00 ( Last admission: 30 minutes prior to closing )

Organizers

Organizers

Initiated by China Merchants Real Estate Shenzhen, Design Society is an innovative cultural organization, which is the only cultural organization co-founded by the world's leading art and design museum - Victoria and Albert Museum - in China. As a creative platform, Design Society has already built an extensive network of partners, contributors and supporters from China and around the world, across academia, business, governmental affairs and education, as well as through collaborations with major museums, foundations, residential programmes and archival institutions. With the advice of industry experts, the growth of this network demonstrates the overlapping creative practices - closely bound to society and industry – vital to the sustainability of Design Society. An extensive membership programme offers exclusive industry opportunities and career acceleration activities, elevating Design Society as a leading resource on both a local and international scale. 


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