Borrowed Nature

Borrowed Nature
Location: Shenzhen
Client: Design Society
Service: Design and Fabrication
Status: Completed
Project Team: Yutaka Yano, Sky Lee, Roy Ip Tsz Wan, Allan Au, Wing Kiu Lau, Dorothy Kan Kin Leung
Supporting Organisation: This project was realised with additional financial support from Design Trust

Borrowed Nature is art installation commissioned by Design Society which opened on 1st December 2017 as part of the inaugural ‘Minding The Digital’ exhibition in the Main Gallery.

The installation is part of the studio research and ongoing exploration in kinetic structures which has been refined and developed in the studio.

In the Digital Encounter zone, Borrowed Nature is part of the exploration of how human and machines intelligence meet in design, and to question where human values such as connections to traditions, craftsmanship and the environment will be integrated in the future.

The exhibition is designed by MVRDV and considers the myriad forms of digital creativities critical to China’s shift from a historic manufacturing centre to its current reinvention as an innovative hub.

Accompanying the exhibition is Minding the Digital’ publication designed by Studio Thonik, edited by Design Society and published by Tongji University Press which features our essay ‘Interpreting Landscape in the Digital Era’.

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