Register for October BBQ Lecture!
How does design bring innovation and create economic value?
What does it take to become an innovator?
How do you empower and foster young talents?
Time: Registration starts at 6.15pm Oct 25.
Venue: Minsheng Art Museum,
Building F, No. 570 Huaihai Rd (W), cross Hongqiao Rd, Shanghai
Mr. Pascal Marmier
Executive Director of swissnex China, Vice Consul General
18:40-19:10 Short Stories
Mr. Pierre Keller
International curator, Advisor ingenious Switzerland,
Former ECAL Director
Mr. Patrick Reymond
Co-founder of AtelierOï, President ingenious Switzerland
Prof. Lou Yongqi
Vice Dean of the College of Design & Innovation,
Ms. Liu Yan
Co-founder of Xindanwei
19:10-19:40 Round Table Discussion
19:40-20:00 Questions & Answers
Mr. Pierre Keller (1945), former ECAL director, graduated as a graphic designer from the "EcoleCantonale des beaux-arts et d’arts appliqués" in Lausanne in 1965 with first class honors. He then started a brilliant career as an artist, both in graphic and plastic arts, representing Switzerland in many prestigious events such as the International Poster Biennale – Warsaw– as well as a publisher, teacher, art consultant, exhibition curator and organizer. Currently, he’s also working with ingenious Switzerland, which promotes Swiss expertise and talents in the areas architecture, engineering and design and their products.
Mr. Patrick Reymond founded AtelierOï together with AurelAebi, Armand Louis, and in La Neuveville, Switzerland, in 1991. Besides his work at Atelier Oi, Patrick Reymond has taught at the University of Art and Design, Lausanne (ECAL), since 1998 and at the EcolePolytechniquefédérale de Lausanne since 2004. He is president of the Swiss Federal Design Commission.
Prof. Dr. Lou Yongqi plays an active role in promoting interdisciplinary sustainable design education, research and practice internationally. His main research focus is on design for social innovation and sustainability. He sits on the board of CUMULUS, Alta Scuola Politecnica, DESIS, Design Issues among others. His latest book is Design Harvests: an acupunctural design approach toward sustainability.
Ms. Liu Yan is a curator and advocate of cross discipline and cross culture exchange, a rainmaker, a community organizer and a social entrepreneur. She established Xindanwei in 2009, a Shanghai based International Platform of Creativity and Innovation. Xindanwei has been wearing many hats to support its own growth, besides hosting cutting-edge talks and seminar on design, art, science, technology, entrepreneurship and social innovation, it provides three shared workspaces in downtown Shanghai, a challenge-based knowledge sharing platform COHO for local and international creatives, startups and innovators to get connected and collaborate.
Free admission, RSVP required!