MA NE graduate Shu Zhou (Spencer)’s Digua Community project shortlisted for Beazley Designs of the Year 2018.

Digua Community – a space originally designed, programmed and run as Shu Zhou’s MA Narrative Environments Major Project – has been shortlisted for The Design Museum’s 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year.

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“Digua Community is an experimental social design project transforming unused air raid shelter basement spaces into shared community spaces. The vision of Digua Community is to create a new urban culture of sharing in Beijing that extends from trust in one’s own community. While the project started off as Shu Zhou’s master’s thesis at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, Digua Community is now being operated in multiple locations in collaboration with the local sub-district office, civil defense office, and neighborhood committees.”

Congratulations to @zhoushudesign (Spencer) and the whole multi-disciplinary team of collaborators behind the project for this well-deserved recognition.

The winners will be announced in November so head over to the Design Museum website to keep up to date with the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018