Design Futurist | Speculative Designer | Curator

Shihan Zhang is an interdisciplinary designer whose passion lies in challenging cultural stereotypes and social preconceptions through building experiences of future-present intersections.

Her works are expanding technologies’ possibilities and extrapolating world conditions to address Anthropocene challenges. Through a systematic and cultural lens, her works inspire conversation and empower her audience to reflect.

She graduated from MFA Design at California College of the Arts, and currently an incubator member in Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, and curator for PRIMER Exhibitions and SF Design week award exhibition.

For collaborations or questions, please contact shihanzhang.design@gmail.com

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Core77 Design Awards 2018, Design Concept, Runner Up - Personal Carbon Economy

San Francisco Design Week Award 2018,  Bio-tech Award Winner - Symbiosis Carbon Future

What Design Can Do 2017, Climate Action Challenge, Nominates  - The Future of Breathing

IDEA Design Award 2017, Social Impact Design Award, Finalist   - Raw Factory  [ Biological Nutrition Control (BNC) Manufacturing Process ]



Curator of San Francisco Design Week Award Ceremony Exhibition 2018-2019

Juror and curator of Emerging Designer Award and Exhibition - PRIMER Conference 2018-2019

Exhibition curator - PRIMER Conference 2017



BRACKET [on sharing] - Shared Responsibility: Learning from share economy models to design for climate change

About Place Journal- Rewilding   -  Skin Farming

McKinsey Medium post     - Personal Carbon Economy

Gray Area Medium    -  Personal Carbon Economy 



Gray Area Showcase 2018.2 (Post-metabolic)

The AIR Symposium (The Future of Breathing)

Gray Area Showcase 2018.1     (Personal Carbon Economy)

PRIMER Conference 2018    (Symbiosis Carbon Future)

San Francisco Design Week Award  Exhibition 2018     (Symbiosis Carbon Future)

Foodino conference 2018    (Symbiosis Carbon Future)

Better Together Exhibition 2017     (The Future of Breathing)

San Francisco Design Week 2017     (The Future of Breathing)

Dutch Design Week Climate embassy 2017     (The Future of Breathing)

Primer Conference 2017     (The Future of Breathing)

Chengdu Design week 2017     (The Future of Breathing)

CCA Juniosr’ pick commencement exhibition 2017     (The Future of Breathing)



DesignTO Symposium: Unlocking the Future of Work, 2019

Gray Area Artist Salon 2018.2

Gray Area Artist Salon 2018.1

Design, Foresight & the Future of Business,  SF Speculative Futures, 2016