2017-04-21 - 2017-04-28
Underground Floor, i-Factory, No. 8 Haiwan Road, Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Separated by a river Shenzhen has kept in touch with Hong Kong in the field of design for over 30 years. In 2016, Shenzhen and Hong Kong governments signed an agreement on developing cultural and creative industry, and made design the focus. During September and November of 2016, two organizations, Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association (SDPA) and Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations (HKFDA), successfully held the second SZ-HK Design Biennale and they reaffirmed their goal on building"Design Twin- Cities.”
Shenzhen and Hong Kong areworking to towards creating ‘Design Twin-Cities’, taking advantage of theirproximity and theircomplementarydesignstrengthsand resources. To date, two editions of the SZ-HK Design Biennale havebeen successfully organized,each of which haveenhancedthe exchange and cooperation between thetwocitiesby mobilizing designersand designresourcesfromboth cities. Shenzhen Design Week will be another important platform for moving both sides toward the‘Design Twin-Cities’ goal.Design Weekwill not only invite HongKongdesigners, but also create programmes thatshowcase the collaborations between industries from both sides.
At the Shenzhen Design Week, HKFDA together with SDPA curate SZ-HK Design Exhibition. It aims at showing some collaborations and some excellent designs from both sides, including Red Dot Design Award- and iF Design Award-winning products.
We believe this exhibition will enhance the contact and collaboration among creative cities and make Shenzhen an important platform where global creative cities can show their design power and the talent of their designers.