On Friday August 18th, Design Society announced that the new Sea World Culture and Arts Center will open to the public in Shekou, Shenzhen on December 2nd, 2017.


Design Society will open with three inaugural exhibitions: 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, the complex will include Extra Time, Xiaoyan I MEW, a multi-purpose hall, a theatre, a restaurant and themed creative stores.

Design Society opens Sea World Culture and Arts Center in Sea World Shekou Shenzhen

A rich variety of activities including guided tours, talks, panel discussions, workshops and performances will be held over the opening weekend of 2nd and 3rd December, 2017. Tickets for early-birds and reservation channels for the opening events will be available in October, 2017.

Sea World Culture and Arts Center by in Shekou, Shenzhen, China by Fumihiko Maki


On Opening Weekend, a two-day public programme will be sectioned as ‘Discovery Moments’, ‘Design Moments’ and ‘Outdoor Moments’. It will include international panels on cultural industry; curated guided tours for the building and exhibitions; workshops and performances brought by designers and artists from multiple fields in technology, arts and design; and bazaar. The roof-top garden will be turned into a stage for the public to enjoy outdoor concerts from independent music bands and musicians.

Click here for a closer look at the new Sea World Culture and Arts Center.

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