Title: Shekou Learning and Interpretation Manager
Department: International Initiatives

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Arduino, Apps and Robots: A Designer-led Learning Project at Design Society in Shenzhen

During March Design Society (DS) and V&A learning teams hosted the first maker in residence in Shenzhen as part of DS pre-opening activities and the British Council’s Hello Shenzhen project. We set UK based designer and engineer Ross Atkin a brief to engage students and young people with problem solving through making using objects that will feature in the opening […]

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Introducing Ross Atkin – Design Society’s first Maker in Residence

We are delighted to introduce Ross Atkin, the first maker in residence hosted by Design Society (DS). Ross will be working with the DS and V&A learning teams in Shenzhen for three weeks as part of the British Council’s Hello Shenzhen project. This is exciting not only because it continues the series of pre-opening events but also […]

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Design and Maker Education for Shenzhen’s Children and Young People

Traditional martial arts at Harbour Primary School

Shenzhen is a global manufacturing hub, centre of innovation (digital and product design) and UNESCO City of Design. I wanted to explore how children and young people living in the city learn about and engage in the city’s design culture. Despite the proliferation of design courses at university level in China, art, design and making […]

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Making Connections: Learning and Audience Research for the V&A Gallery in Shekou

V&A Family Fun Drop-in Workshop with Chaihuo

As Learning and Interpretation Manager for the Shekou project I am responsible for researching and developing the learning strategy and programme for the V&A Gallery as well as developing and implementing the interpretation plan. I am also advising on learning and interpretation for Design Society as a whole which involves collaborating with colleagues in China […]

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