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UAOD Part 8: Urban Villages / The Workers

In this blog series, we will be posting 8 short stories displayed in Unidentified Acts of Design, exploring contemporary production and manufacturing in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta. This week we look at Shenzhen urban villages, areas of informal urbanization and high population density that have gradually been surrounded by new developments in the […]

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UAOD Part 7: The Pirates and the Makers/ Shanzhai

* In this blog series, we will be posting 8 short stories displayed in Unidentified Acts of Design,  exploring contemporary production and manufacturing in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta. This week we look at one of the most defining features of Shenzhen manufacturing landscape: ‘shanzhai’. https://vimeo.com/159335068 The Pirates and the Makers /Shanzhai A key term […]

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UAOD Part 6: The Platform / WeChat

* In this blog series, we will be posting 8 short stories displayed in Unidentified Acts of Design,  exploring contemporary production and manufacturing in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta. This week we look the team designing one of the fastest growing and most ambitious social media platforms, WeChat. The Platform / WeChat Weixin, known as […]

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UAOD Part 5: The Samplers / Rose Knitting Sample Factory

* In this blog series, we will be posting 8 short stories displayed in Unidentified Acts of Design,  exploring contemporary production and manufacturing in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta. This week we look the role of technicians at a knitwear sample factory, who’s task is to translate designs made by clients into manufacturable garments. The Samplers / […]

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UAOD Part 4: The Aviators / DJI

* In this blog series, we will be posting 8 short stories displayed in Unidentified Acts of Design,  exploring contemporary production and manufacturing in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta. This week we look at the meteoric rise of DJI, who is supplying hobbyists around the world with intuitive easy-to-use drones for aerial photography. The Aviators […]

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