Tongji, Genève, & Qingdao Universities Collaborations

From Switzerland to Shanghai and Qingdao, Professor Elizabeth Fischer will work with the two Chinese Universities for cross province Sino-Swiss programs.

Event Details


September 27, 2019 - October 02, 2019


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Supported by swissnex China, Professor Elizabeth Fischer, head of the Bachelor’s and Master’s Program in Fashion, Jewelry, Watches and Accessories at Geneva Institute of Art and Design, will come to China to attend a series of event aimed to establish future collaborations between The Geneva School of art and Design (HEAD- Genève), Tongji Design & Innovation College (D&I), and Qingdao University.


Elizabeth Fischer

Professor Elizabeth Fischer focuses on the broad cultural history of decorations, covering fashion, jewelry, clocks, accessories, body decorations, clothing, fabrics and other aspects, and explores the relationship between body and accessories and clothing. At the same time, she often participates in scientific cooperation projects, plans exhibitions, gives speeches at major institutions, museums and seminars around the world, and has published a large number of articles on jewelry and fashion.

Lecture and Panel Discussion

The Challenges for Fashion, Jewelry and Accessory Design in the 21st Century

September 28th 2019, 14:00 – 17:00


Aquarium Lecture Hall,  D&I,Tongji University

No.281 Fuxin Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai


Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Fischer

Mediator: Professor Sun Jie

Language: English

No RSVP Required

As part of the Tongji Design week 2019, the talk will give a brief overview of the various art and design programs at HEAD – Genève, then focus on the challenges awaiting Fashion, jewellery, watch and accessory design in the 21st century. The lecture will address more specifically the notion of innovation and how to work on this concept in design education.

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College of Design and Innovation (D&I), Tongji University, is one of the world leading design college. The overall goal of the college is to establish an international, innovative, forward-looking and research-oriented world-class college of design with great sense of mission of the era, international perspective and native characteristics. The New Centre of Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Culture (NoCC) at Tongji ( D&I ) is an international think tank, the only of its kind in China, to unite the powerful resources of the university and the contemporary design and art community. It built on the scholarly and institutional resources of the D&I Tongji University, also explores the practice, culture, industry and management of the jewellery from cultural, educational and research perspectives, develops creative leadership in the cultural entrepreneurs.

Led by state-level experts, the New Center of Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Culture (NoCC) is a premium institute of culture, education and research. As the only one of its kind in China driven by the concepts of “design +” and “art +” amidst the ever-popular fashion culture, this multifunctional platform, featuring international and domestic cooperation, is dedicated to the practice, research, culture, planning and management of jewellery and other fashion types, focusing on cultivating “Creative Leadership”.


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Exhibition Opening Symposium

“Meeting the Future” Visual Art Exhibition

October 2nd 2019

15:00 Round Table Discussion

16:00 Opening Ceremony


SxV Museum of Modern Art Qingdao

No.764 Changjiang Dong Road, Huang Dao District, Qingdao

Based on the collaboration between Tongji D&I, Qingdao University, SV MoMA ( S×V Museum of Modern Art Qingdao ) and Government of Qingdao West Coast New District, the international visual art exhibition “Meeting the Future” will be opened at 2nd of October in SV MoMA. Professor Elizabeth Fischer has been nominated as one of academic board members of the Museum, to attend the ceremony, and also to be invited as a special guest speaker on the Exhibition Launch Symposium

The “Meeting the Future” exhibition features diverse range of art pieces from Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Joan Miró, to modern Chinese artists Juju Wang, Sheng Yang, Xiaolie Tian, and more. It is often said that the best way to predict the future is to know the past and understand the present. Thus,  this exhibition will allow audiences to have glimpses into the future through experiencing classic art pieces as well as appreciating modern crafts.


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