Exploring new frontiers of doing architecture and design.

Creating value, by identifying issues that matter, and unleashing the power of design to deal with them.

In any way I can: by directing, designing, curating, funding, moderating, writing, teaching, imagining, project developing, art direction and other forms of creative leadership.

Hoping to contribute to the honor of architecture and design by proving their decisive value.

All of the above, currently on behalf of China Merchants Group and V&A as Founding Director of Design Society, Shenzhen.


Architecture and design help us to understand the world around us – and to cope with it. From the laws of nature to the caprices…

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Ole Bouman is currently Director of Design Society, which includes the Shekou Design Museum, Shenzhen. Before, he was Creative Director at the Shenzhen Biennale for…

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Creative Leadership 2015-2018 Founding Director, Design Society (opened in December 2017) 2013-2014 Creative Director, Urbanism/Architecture Bi-City Biennale of Shenzhen 2007-2013 General Director, Netherlands Architecture Insitute…

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