On Friday September 17 2010, MovingCities is co-organizing the ‘Design Dialogue: Design for Daily Life’ at the Dutch Design Workspace in Shanghai. The seminar consists out of three sessions of two short presentations, one by a Dutch, one by a Chinese designer, each time followed by a discussion. The seminar is set-up as a “research by debate” session questioning what comprises quality of life, today and in the future. If you’re around, RSVP and join.
Is daily life about the mass objects we use, buy and produce? And how do product designers, architects, graphic designers and artists respond with these questions? What does Daily Life mean in the rapid expanding and changing urban context of China? And what does it mean in the Netherlands? How to respond as a designer to trend forecasts, social evolutions, a rapidly aging population or the shifting demands of a new middle class? How to combine mass products with innovation and branding?
Navigating between the average and the exception, between the past and the future, between naive and pragmatic, between crafts and technology, the seminar presents a group of innovative product, graphical and architectural designers that each in their own context face this question on daily basis. The Daily Life Dutch-Chinese design seminar is organized as three dialogues between Dutch and Chinese designers with the objective to share experience, present differences and find unique, and possibly common, solutions.
Confirmed speakers [in order of presentation]:
Yi Zhou [CN, S·POINT DESIGN]
Wieki Somers [NL, Studio Wieki Somers]
Jian Feng Pan [CN, SHTYPE Founding Director ] | blog
Daan Roggeveen [NL, GoWest Project]
Lou YongQi [CN, Tongji University] | Desis China & TEKTAO Urban Design Consulting
Christine de Baan [NL, director DutchDFA]
Moderator & Co-organizer: Bert de Muynck | MovingCities
Simultaneous Chinese-English translation
Friday September 17 2010 13:30 > start Dutch-Chinese Design Dialogue seminar (RSVP only: limited seats available!)
RSVP info [at] far-china [dot] net
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