Hello Shenzhen is a bilateral residency exchange programme connecting makers in the UK and China.

In March 2017 Machines Room welcomed Kang Cheng from Shenzhen for a three-week residency with Disrupt Disability.

Disrupt Disability are exploring how makerspaces can be used to connect wheelchair users directly to the design and manufacturing process of making wheelchairs. During his residency, Kang worked closely with Disrupt Disability’s Founder Rachael Wallach to develop a wheelchair hub with a set of standardised interfaces which could then be used to enable wheelchair users to customise and create individual wheelchair components.