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 view 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.
From modern times to contemporary, when art became [art for art’s sake], it is believed that many people are puzzled when it comes to the original purpose of art. The designer hopes that through the design and development of this VI, cultural exchanges can be achieved, and the closed structure of contemporary art can be opened. Therefore, they adopted the radioactive graphics from the inside as the design element, and developed the original with rich “expansion” meaning.
The space of psD is modified from an old factory, 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.
psD school is a mobile classroom of psD. It organizes a variety of experiential courses for the like-minded people to provide a productive learning space, but also to provide a self-discovery, self-growth, self-expression platform for individuals.