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The 2nd Shenzhen Design Week: Possibilities of Design

OVERVIEW
Shenzhen Design Week (SZDW), sponsored by the Shenzhen Municipal Government, takes place every year in late April. SZDW is the largest and highest level international professional design event in Shenzhen, covering the widest range of design disciplines. It aims to establish an international platform that integrates exchange, promotion, display and education activities, to create a number of branded projects, to promote the exchange and collaboration between Shenzhen and other regions in the field of design, and to supply a platform for foreign designers and design companies to enter the Chinese market.
The 2nd Shenzhen Design Week in 2018, with the theme of “Possibilities of Design”, will open on April 20th and conclude on April 30th. The main venue is to be set at Design Society | Sea World Culture and Arts Center in Shekou, and the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Museum of Urban Planning in downtown area. This year’s SZDW, with Italy as Guest of Honor, will have numerous Italian designers and design works participating in the events, especially on April 22nd which is marked as Italian Day.
ORGANIZER
Shenzhen Design Week 2018
2018.4.20-30
Venues:

Design Society | Sea World Culture and Arts Center
Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art & Museum of Urban Planning
Theme: Possibilities of Design
Guest of honor: Italy
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THEMED “Possibilities of Design,” Shenzhen Design Week (SZDW) is back this April, aiming to continue the discussion on the relationship between design and industry, as well as design and social life.

 

THEMED “Possibilities of Design,” Shenzhen Design Week (SZDW) is back this April, aiming to continue the discussion on the relationship between design and industry, as well as design and social life.

From Friday to April 30, this year’s design week will host a series of spectacular exhibitions and forums, bringing world-class international designers and local designers together by displaying their excellent works.

 

 

For the very first time, SZDW is introducing the concept, “honor country.” Italy, a country fused with fashion and history, will be the guest of honor this year. To this end, SZDW will host the Italian pavilion, which will showcase the works of a legion of young and promising Italian designers.

 

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Themed “From micro to macro: Italian designers in South China,” the pavilion will take the form of an installation from Friday to May 4 at the Design Society | Sea World Culture and Arts Center.

 

In addition, next Sunday will be “Italy Day” of the design week. On the day, activities will be held to interpret avant-garde design works at the Italian pavilion. Well-acclaimed Italian design schools, including Nuova Accademia di Belle Milano, will also participate in SZDW.

 

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This year’s design week will have two major exhibition venues, namely the Design Society | Sea World Culture and Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition. The themed exhibition will be held at the latter, where 15 groups of designers or teams from 10 countries will focus their eyes on different corners of the world and present the changes that design could possibly bring to the future of those societies through their latest practices and explorations.

 

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The award ceremony of Shenzhen Global Design Award, which the organizers envision becoming the “Oscars” of the design world, will be held Sunday evening.

Vying for the cash prize of US$200,000, a total of 1,014 pieces from 12 countries and regions have participated in this year’s selection. It is worth mentioning that among all of the entries from China, Shenzhen contestants lead the way with 305 entries.

The other much-anticipated highlights of this year’s SZDW include a design exhibition of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, a special Chinese design forum dedicated to the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, and the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) China Exhibition.

Featured Events as below: 
 SDA 2018 Exhibition

This year’s Shenzhen Global Design Award has seen a total of 1,014 entries from 12 countries and regions, namely, the mainland of China, Hong Kong of China, Taiwan of China, Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, Turkey and the United States. There are 674 products from the mainland of China, 13 from Hong Kong of China, and five from Taiwan of China. There are 18 products from other countries. There are 305 entries from Shenzhen, the largest number among the products from China.
 “Possibilities of Design” Theme Exhibition


The theme exhibition makes a dark space and lets every piece of work shine in the dark. It also implies that although there are many imperfect things in the world, many people are still using their own power to make changes and explore new possibilities.
 Design Exhibition of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area


The Design Exhibition of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area brings together hundreds of works by more than 100 most representative designers in the bay area.
You can also check out all the events here:
 http://en.sz.design/articlelist?id=3#quanbu
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Please note that event time varies on different dates. please visit http://en.sz.design/ for more information.

THEMED “Possibilities of Design,” Shenzhen Design Week (SZDW) is back this April, aiming to continue the discussion on the relationship between design and industry, as well as design and social life.

Event Details

Event Date: 
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:00am - Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
Pricing Info: 
Free entry
Booking Phone Number: 
0755-66619308
Place Address (English/Chinese): 
Design Society | Sea World Culture and Arts Center; Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art & Museum of Urban Planning






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