Main Gallery, Design Society, Sea World Culture & Arts Centre, Shenzhen, China
2018 - 19

Craft: The Reset is a major exhibition about the reawakening of crafts in contemporary design and society. It investigates the widening possibilities of crafts as an equally important creative impulse for future innovation.

Approaching crafts from four distinct angles, Craft: The Reset evaluates how creative practices are reinvigorating crafts from within, using this medium as an interface to engage with larger themes in contemporary society. 

Through 100 objects and installations, it asks how designers are relating to the past through traditional crafts, how they are engaging with materials, how crafts are being innovated, and how crafts represent a new idealism and responsibility. Each section shows how designers are thinking through crafts, showing a new spirit towards quality, detail, time, culture, skill, value and connection.

The exhibition was co-curated by Carrie Chan and Azinta Plantenga. Siyun Tang was the associate curator.

Design Society is a cultural institution co-established by China Merchants Shekou and V&A Museum in London.  

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