Unidentified Acts of Design is an exhibition and research project funded by a Design Trust Feature Grant that seeks out instances of design intelligence in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta outside of the design studio.
In a region of unprecedented growth, which has long served as the factory of the world, design acts can take on unconventional forms and occur in unpredictable places. Unidentified Acts of Design is an exhibition and research project that seeks out instances of design intelligence in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta outside of the design studio.
As part of London Design Festival 2016, an exhibition and series of special events will be held. This includes a talk and panel discussion at London Design Festival. Exhibition curators Brendan Cormier and Luisa Mengoni will discuss eight diverse case studies which range from entrepreneurial engineers to the Shanzhai mobile phone industry. The talk was interspersed with short documentary films created as part of this research project chaired by Ole Bouman, Director of Design Society.
Design Society will include a new museum of design opening in Shenzhen in 2017 that is being developed in collaboration with the V&A.
Unidentified Acts of Design will be exhibited at the T.T. Tsui Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K.. The exhibition will run from 15 September to 30 November.
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Please see more about the past V&A talk in Hong Kong here.