Design Society|Sea World Culture and Arts Center (Photos and images copyright Design Society except otherwise stated)
A new cultural hub in Shekou, the Sea World Culture and Arts Center, operated by Design Society, will open to the public this Saturday with a string of public events and exhibitions.
The three major inaugural exhibitions are "Values of Design" in the V&A Gallery, "Minding the Digital" in the Main Gallery and "Nurturing Dreams in Recent Work: Fumihiko Maki + Maki and Associates" in the Subsidiary Gallery. In addition to the exhibitions, a rich variety of activities including a conference, workshops and performances will be held over the weekend.
Some items to be exhibited at "Values of Design." (Photos copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
'Minding the Digital'
This exhibition will explore how design mediates technology and core human values. The exhibition will address the above notion through a cross-disciplinary array of design from over 50 established practitioners around the world as well as a digital generation of talents based in China. It will bring the audience into a world of immersive design wonders and experiences shaped by digital technologies.
Dates: Dec. 2-June 3, 2018
'Values of Design'
Drawing from the V&A's extensive permanent collection, the exhibition will feature over 250 objects from 900 AD to the present, and originating from 31 different countries, to frame a global debate about how values shape design.
Dates: Dec. 2-Aug. 4, 2019
'Nurturing Dreams in Recent Work: Fumihiko Maki + Maki and Associates'
The exhibition follows the governing design principles behind the Sea World Culture and Arts Center. A selection of past and current projects stands for the physical implementation of these ideas.
Dates: Dec. 2-June 30, 2018
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tickets: 80 yuan for "Minding the Digital" + "Values of Design"; half price or free for seniors, children, students, soldiers or the disabled; free for "Nurturing Dreams in Recent Work"
Scan the QR code to purchase the tickets:
Meanwhile, a two-day public program will include a design conference by international experts, guided tours of the building and exhibitions, workshops, and performances by designers and artists from multiple fields in technology, art and design.
The all-day conference will be split into two sessions: "China Meets the U.K. in Design" and "Designing Culture, Place-making and Cultural Cities" in the morning and "From Minding to Creating the Digital" and "Future Values: Reflections on 'Values of Design'" in the afternoon.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Dec. 2
Scan the QR code to sign up for the conference.
During the weekend, several workshops for children, adults and families will be held.
The following workshops are free to attend without prior sign-up:
- Badge making (2-4 p.m., Dec. 2)
- Dress making (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dec. 3)
- Wearable camera Touchy (11 a.m.-12 p.m., 1:30-2 p.m., Dec. 3)
(Photo copyright Eric Siu)
The following workshops require sign-up via the QR code:
- Stickyline paper-bulb making (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dec. 2)
- Interactive installation (2:30-5 p.m., Dec. 3)
- Building model making (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dec. 2)
- Electronic art and graphic design (2-3:30 p.m., Dec. 2)
- Barrier-free structure design (4-5:30 p.m., Dec. 2)
- Welding (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dec. 3)
- Wood-shaving roses (2-3:30 p.m., Dec. 3)
- Futuristic city design (4-5:30 p.m., Dec. 3)
The roof-top garden will be turned into a stage for the public to enjoy outdoor concerts and dances.
Time: 2-5:30 p.m., Dec. 2; 3-5:30 p.m., Dec. 3
(Photo copyright Swing Shenzhen)
Design Society will also collaborate with Natural Lab and Arup to offer interactive and fun activities throughout the weekend.
(Photo copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
Venue: Design Society|Sea World Culture and Arts Center, 1187 Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan District (南山区蛇口望海路1187号设计互联|海上世界文化艺术中心)
Metro: Line 2, Sea World Station (海上世界站), Exit A