In December 2017, Design Society opened in Shenzhen’s Shekou district in southern China. The V&A partnered with China Merchants Shekou Holdings to open this new cultural hub dedicated to design, that features the V&A’s first international gallery, alongside several other exhibitions and cultural spaces. The collaboration is the latest and most ambitious initiative to result from the V&A’s long-st和ing relationship with China.
2020年1月18日， 设计价值观：中国在制作中 opened at the V&A Gallery at Design Society. It is the first exhibition in China to explore the growing field of Chinese design and the first to attempt to understand how changing and evolving values are helping to shape what we design, produce and consume. Initiated 和 curated by Design Society, in collaboration with the V&A, the exhibition continues the success of the institutions’ long-term partnership. This exhibition is a follow-up to 设计价值, the inaugural V&A Gallery exhibition produced by the V&A in collaboration with Design Society in 2017.
最初的 设计价值 exhibition, that opened in December 2017, presented more than 250 objects drawn from the V&A’s extensive permanent collection. It offered local audiences a unique opportunity to explore the historical and geographical diversity of its objects, while exploring critical issues about design. The exhibition touched on and highlighted some of the most important design movements from the past, giving a global perspective on the subject through seven themed sections: performance, cost, problem solving, materials, identity, communication 和 wonder.
Since the project was initiated in 2014, the V&A has worked extensively in close collaboration with Design Society to build a local network and engage with creative practices, museum professionals, educators and the wider community. V&A and Design Society staff have worked with university design schools, local and international schools, makerspaces, museums and designer studios in Shenzhen 和 across China.
As part of its research activity, the V&A presented the exhibition 身份不明的设计行为 在2015年在香港 - 深圳比城市双年展（UABB）。未识别的设计行为，涉及一系列案例，设计在该地区在传统的设计师工作室之外发挥作用。每个案例都建立在该地区独特的生态系统的快速增长，边界的野心，轻松访问提供和专业知识。
The exhibition also featured at the V&A as part of 伦敦 Design Festival in 2016.