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 three 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. Our most recent introduction (in Chinese) can be downloaded at 握手302介绍.
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 Residencies‘ Handshake 302 Interview provides details.
The following PDFs introduce our ongoing interventions.
And some background readings:
A film from “Of A Piece”, which was produced at the Shenzhen Art Museum, July 2-19, 2015
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