这些成果已经在2012深圳香港城市建筑双城双年展展出，并将代表深圳－设计之都参加2013年法国圣蒂安设计双年展，在其中的联合国教科文组织(UNESCO) “EmpathiCity” 展览中展出。
Riptide cultivates research on local social and cultural identities through a series of urban events. Our objective is to build communication-bridges between urban actors: government, developers, designers and local residents. Our investigations are based on a participatory model, and integrate scholars, artists, and designers from diverse backgrounds and nationalities with individuals from local communities.
Social and cultural mediation
Initiated in the early stages of a design project, mediation enhances contextual understanding, ensures a deeper and more meaningful dialogue with local residents, and ultimately stimulates, inspires and enriches the design itself.
The mediation process helps illuminate and clarify the citizens’ state of mind and ensures a mutual understanding of the requirements of urban development, public spaces, park designs or urban
planning. This approach instils a sense of ownership among the citizens, and confers respect for their voices within the design process. In addition to creating a unique project, this process generates positive and extended media coverage throughout the design and construction phases. The collaborative development method gives life and voice to people and place, enabling it to record and create its own history. Cultural and social mediation methods allow us to link a site’s past to its future and enable the creation of a new and vibrant city identity.
This work was presented during the Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism in Shenzhen in 2011, in Hong Kong in 2012, and, currently in Shenzhen - City of Design during the UNESCO’s exhibition “Empathicity,” part the French Biennial of Design, 2013, as well as in magazine, newspaper and television coverage.