Created in March 2016, psD, also known as the power station of Design, is a creative extension of the Power Station of Art (PSA) in Shanghai. Conceived as a workshop, the new space concatenates education, exhibition, products and leisure into an organic production chain – a space of experience, a space that is a synthesis of self-learning and autonomy.
psD observes art from the angle of design, of consumerism, examines the familiarities of life, and explores the cultural and societal factors behind design. In this systematic act of meditation, it seeks to provoke thoughts on future lifestyles.
Designed by Yung Ho Chang, psD owes its concept to traditional Chinese storefronts, with five metal boxes connecting inside and outside to allow for positive interaction between spaces.
The space of psD is modified from an old factory plant, and renowned Chinese architect Yung Ho Chang was responsible for its internal design. psD will utilize the idea of China’s traditional street-side shops, and connect internal and external spaces through a binocular-style layout and four transparent metal boxes to form proactive space interactions. It hopes to create a clear, flexible, changeable yet versatile space for art events and life experiences.