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Red Mat: A Design Experiment

Red Mat: A Design Experiment

Presentation to TEDx Factory 798, Beijing.

Been working on a design experiment to provide perspective on China today, reflect on China’s changing global role and hold up a mirror to its national identity.

The experiment was conducted within the following six rules:

  • 1. It must engage people from across China.
  • 2. Every Chinese person can recognise the final thing that is made.
  • 3. None of the people taking part should understand what is being made.
  • 4. Only Chinese services can be used.
  • 5. That the experiment goal and process is reviewed after each step.
  • 6. The process must be transparent.

The final assembly of what was made can be viewed below. The accompanying booklet explains the process.