LABS

Since 2013

MATERIAL ECOLOGIES LAB

2020 -

DUKE KUNSHAN UNIVERSITY

The Material Ecologies Lab looks at emerging trends in organic material development for design purposes, taking an ecological approach to material harvesting and processing, and speculating on future fabrication industries. This lab will be led by Assistant Prof. Vivian Xu.

The physical space for the lab will officially open in late 2021.

DOGMA LAB

2013 -

SHANGHAI / KUNSHAN

DOGMA Lab is a cross-disciplinary art and design lab based in Shanghai and Kunshan, China. Founded by Benjamin Bacon and Vivian Xu, we believe in the cross-pollination of Design, Technology, Art and Science in the creation of products, as well as experimental works in art, music, and performance. 

We are interested in fostering an environment that uses ideas and concepts developed in research and experimentation to drive and elevate production, forming a sustainable ecosystem of intellectuals and artisans. Through our work, we hope to build a community and hub where creatives from diverse backgrounds can come together to exchange ideas and inspiration, and more importantly, create unique and culturally rich projects, narratives and experiences.

Site: http://dogma.org

Contact: connect@dogma.org

Our 2017 Xintiandi Christmas Installation press reviews and interviews: Shanghai Daily, SmartShanghai, RADII, Ideate Magazine, etc. See images of project below.