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Go (online)! Design Society International Design Festival
August 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
In a time of mounting issues around public health, climate, value creation and ecological resilience, design once again can prove its value. Design Society from its inception has expressed its faith in the power of design to contribute, and be catalyst of positive change. Responding to the changing roles of cultural institutions, Design Society endeavors to form institutional collaboration and consensus, exploring more flexible and effective ways to boost our cultural relevance.
As an innovative cultural platform in China, characterized by its vibrant international collaborations, Design Society connects creative initiatives from different corners of the world. Together with the V&A, London and Ars Electronica, Linz among other partners, Design Society launches 2020 Go (online)! Design Society (Go!DS) to form a virtual neighborhood and network where people meet and exchange ideas, skills and knowledge. Go!DS will run from June through December in 2020, stirring energies from the design world and envisioning our future together. It also presents a new extended mode of operation of DS, proving its dynamic development.
With reflection of the ongoing exhibitions in its physical venue – Values of Design: China in the Making, 40 Years of Humanizing Technology – Art, Technology, Society: Ars Electronica in Shenzhen, and the upcoming Fashioned from Nature, Go!DS will focus on three leading threads: promoting the values of design, exploring new realms of technology and arts, and advocating sustainability in design and fashion.
Go!DS opens up a platform for more content partners to share dialogues on vibrant topics. A series of online programs will be organized with the following content partners: Neuni (China’s first new material and design platform), BottleDream (a B Corp which promotes social innovation and sustainable lifestyle), Demo (a studio on pan-design publication/research, design consulting and design curation), ME College (a STEAM educational institution for kids) and MANA (a digital platform on art, design and technology synergy innovation).
We welcome thinkers and actors in the creative design sphere to join our society. No matter you work as design professional, academic, social worker, entrepreneur brand representative, or media, we invite you to help empower our Go!DS. You may write to us via [email protected] with proposals and ideas.
As an innovative cultural hub based in Shekou, Shenzhen, Design Society launched its brand in 2016 and opened its first flagship venue Sea World Culture and Arts Center and the V&A’s first international space in 2017. In the past four years, Design Society has curated world-class design-themed exhibitions featuring representative practices from both domestic and international designers, research houses, academies and brands. Taking its name as its motto, Design Society has been summoning public engagement with creative thinking and making for the society through vigorous public programmes. Go!DS is one of our highlight programmes aiming to open up our resources to the wider community online.
Go！DS由 Design Society与 V＆A和Ars Electronica合作发起。
合作伙伴： Neuni，BottleDream，演示，ME College，MANA，LxU
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