The Works:V&A’s Design Society in Shenzhen & singer-songwriter Kiri T – Shenzhen Video

published: 2018-01-10 10:19:40

This week we’re heading to Shenzhen to take a look at what’s been described as “the first outpost in Asia” of one of London’s great museums, the Victoria and Albert Museum. Also known as V&A the museum has been collaborating with the state-owned China Merchants Shekou since 2014 to set up Design Society, the first major museum in China devoted to design. Design Society says it wants to be a place that inspires action, stimulating the growing design scene in Southern China as well as encouraging awareness of how design can change society. The museum opened its doors to the public last month.

New York-based singer-songwriter Kiri T was born in Hong Kong and has worked with such local names as Denise Ho (HOCC), Joey Yung, Waa Wei, Endy Chow and Jan Lam. Like many children growing up in middle class Hong Kong families, singer-songwriter Kiri T learned ballet, violin and the piano when she was young. Although she was trained in classical disciplines, which she found a little stifling, she was more inspired by pop. She earned her first publishing deal at the age of fourteen, working with Denise Ho. After some time working with the local industry she decided to broaden her horizons again and went on to study electronic production and design at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She’s with us in the studio to give us a preview of her new LP, due to be released this week.


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