Handshake 302

handshake-302 reimagines urban possibility via Shenzhen’s urbanized villages. The art space opened on October 20, 2013 in Shenzhen’s most iconic and most contested urbanized village, Baishizhou. Since then, we have participated in two consecutive editions of the Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture, and been awarded the first annual Shenzhen Design Award in the category of Creative Synthesis (2015) and a One Found grant for social innovation.

We offer ongoing, rolling admissions to 握手302驻村招募 The Handshake 302 Urban Village Artist Residency, which invites artists, writers, and scholars to engage Baishizhou for one to two months. A small stipend is included with an efficiency apartment in Baishizhou. The China ResidenciesHandshake 302 Interview provides details.

The following PDFs introduce our ongoing interventions.

CZC–Six Months in Baishizhou

白鼠笔记

墙迫症/My White Wall Compulsions 

And some background readings:

Laying Siege to the Villages

A film from “Of A Piece”, which was produced at the Shenzhen Art Museum, July 2-19, 2015

For those with WeChat, we are now publishing an English version of our public forum. Scan us to join the conversation!

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7 thoughts on “Handshake 302

  1. Hi,
    I read about your project in That’s PRD magazine and am interested if I can be a part of it?
    I’ve been living in Baishizhou for nearly a year and own a craft brewery making artisan beer right in the heart of this area.

    How can I help?

    • Joe! We went looking for you last month but found the doors closed. So, yes to collaborating! We will be having an opening on Sunday, May 31 (time not yet set, but I believe in the afternoon, 3ish). If you connect to me through WeChat (mary_ann_odonnell), I’ll bring you into the loop. Looking forward to meeting you in person.

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  3. Hello,
    I’m a political sociology student from Sciences Po Paris. I’m currently in Shenzhen until the 23rd of February to do fieldwork for my master thesis on protestantism in Shenzhen.
    I have also read that you organized an exhibition before on Qianzhen Nuxiao, a historical protestant school for girls in Langkou. I have also come across your blog and book Learning from Shenzhen which were very helpful for my work.
    I was wondering if you’d have time these weeks to meet for a coffee. I’d be very interested in asking you some advices and questions.

    Best regards and Happy New Year,

    Juliette Duléry

      • Today is great. I have sent you an email, but perhaps it went into your spam file.
        We can meet this afternoon in Baishizhou. Contact me through we chat, mary_ann_odonnell

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