How do you stimulate collaboration between Shanghai and the Netherlands? Chinese designers and artists are hugely interested in what is happening in Europe. As a multi-disciplinary agency, Five Spices has a wide network of designers in both the Netherlands and in Shanghai, and it has brought these skilled professionals together in the Five Spices Exchange. As part of the ‘Five Years Five Spices’ anniversary, this international platform was established to foster effective international collaboration between designers.
The 'Five Spices Exchange' platform consists of five teams.
- Architecture: Theresia Leuenberger (NL) and Xu Zhifeng aka Shaw (CN)
- Photography: Jeroen Toirkens (NL) and Sue Anne Tay (CN)
- Paper Art: Boukje Voet (NL) and Hu Meiling (CN)
- Light design: The Marias (NL) and Xin Yaoyao (CN)
- DJs: DJ Matt and DJ Wout (NL) and DJ Lin and DJ Twisted Jack (CN)