Unidentified Acts of Design is an exhibition and research project developed by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and presented at the Urbanism\Architecture Bi-city Biennale (UABB) 2015 in Shekou, Shenzhen. It looks at the recent past of the Pearl River Delta to seek out innovative acts of design that have occurred or are emerging outside the conventional studio context. The development of this project falls within the remit of a wider collaboration between the V&A and China Merchants Shekou Holdings to establish Design Society, a new cultural hub in Shenzhen. Through design, Design Society will encourage dialogues and collaborations to reveal how design can be a catalytic social force.
This research project was supported by a grant from Design Trust, a not-for-profit that advocates for the positive value of the process of design, debate and creative sharing. At the public lecture, Project curators, Brendan Cormier and Luisa Mengoni introduced the Unidentified Acts of Design to Hong Kong at this free-to-attend public lecture, moderated by Marisa Yiu, Board Member, Design Trust.