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2018. We used to sponsor the 握手302驻村招募 The Handshake 302 Urban Village Artist Residency, which invited artists, writers, and scholars to engage Baishizhou for one to two months. However, the program ended when we were evicted from our space in August 2019.
Presently, we have been collaborating with other artists both face-to-face and online as we explore post-Baishizhou possibilities.
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:
Migrations: Home and Elsewhere was up at the Longheu P+V Gallery, December 22, 2017 through February 4, 2018:
For those with WeChat, we are now publishing an English version of our public forum. Scan us to join the conversation!