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Anna Lincoln

Visual design for the arts


Gulangyu Island Identity
Research and intervention 

Part of the Chinese Government’s campaign to achieve UNESCO Status for the Island of Gulangyu in the South China Sea, this project investigated the concept of ‘identity’ on Gulangyu Island. What does identity mean to people on the island and how does the island choose to identify itself? Through public interventions, working with and leading a team of students from China Academy of Art, we introduced people to an alternative heritage strand on the island and explored the story of the pinyin system - which originated from the island but not often known.

The project was presented to UNESCO and Chinese officials on Gulangyu Island at China’s First Creative Forum in 2016.


Anna is a London-based freelance designer and researcher, who collaborates with spatial designers, curators, writers and digital designers to create experiences for cultural, commercial and public spaces.
Clients include the British Musem, Royal Museums Greenwich and the National Trust. 

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MA Narrative Environments,
Central Saint Martins, UAL

BA Graphic Design,
Camberwell College of Arts, UAL