2021 Livelihood Wisdom and Design Future International Conference II invites participation!

Under the framework of the new round of international conference initiated by School of Design at Jiangnan University in 2020, the 2021 Livelihood Wisdom and Design Future International Conference II will be hosted from Oct. 29th to Oct. 31st with discussions on the theme of Value Creation of the Local Culture.


October 29-30, 2021 Wuxi, China
Hosted by: Jiangnan University
Organized by: School of Design, Jiangnan University
Co-organized by: Creation and Design Journal; Experience Design Frontier Method and Technology Research Center
Endorsed by: Cumulus Association; DESIS NETWORK

Locality is a reflection on the cultural differences brought about by regional differences in globalization, which emphasizes the realization of multicultural values. In the face of the international challenges of strong cultures, the protection and development of local culture is of great necessity. Contemporary design research and practice is expected to be rooted in national culture, deeply cultivated in traditional wisdom, inherit and continue the regional context, bring-back tradition to contemporary life, and realize the creative transformation of traditional culture. The “local culture” in the discussion of this conference covers the design culture involved in the lifestyle, creation thoughts, and aesthetic attitudes that are with regional characteristics.

As a discipline with strong practicality, the design discipline carries the mission and task of inheriting the national culture, and performing the role of serving national economy and people’s livelihood, as well as exhibiting the nature of cultural confidence. As General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out, fine arts, art, science, and technology complement each other, promote each other, and benefit each other. It is necessary to enhance cultural confidence, by taking aesthetics building as a medium, and strengthen international cultural exchanges.

This conference will be hosted with the hybrition of both online and offline, and is divided into three sections: keynotes, parallel forums and parallel workshops. Well-known design professors and practitioners at home and abroad are invited to discuss the locality of design culture, the diversity of design culture, cultural exchanges and challenges, design education and design discipline construction, from the perspective of a community with a shared future for mankind.

Conference General Schedule

October 29, 2021
*Keynotes: Value Creation of the Local Culture (with keynote speakers from 9 different universities from China, Chile, Korea, Italy, and UK)

October 30, 2021
Parallel Forums:
1. Cultural Transformation Design: Locality and Systemicity
2. Localization and Regional Design
3. Condensation and Reconstruction: The Contemporary Renewal of Local Visual Culture
4. Public Art and Urban Renewal
5. Reshaping the Future of the Industry with Technology and Fashion
6. Art and Design Theory and Method from the Perspective of Jiangnan Context
7. *2021DESIS Symposium: Pluriversal Cultures and Common Crisis

October 31, 2021
Parallel Fourms:
8.*Experience Design Frontier Methods and Technological Innovation
9.Digital Media Art in the New Era
Parallel Workshops:
• Water-energy-food system design
• Tradition and Modernity: Recreating Local Food
• Rebirth of vitality
• Open book with Art-Multi-dimensional Book Design
• Start with Words
• Unbounded-Expression of Fashion Elements
• The Digital Communication of Cultural Legacy in Jiangnan Area

*Due to limited broadcasting capacity, only the “*”marked sessions are available online.

Conference Logistics
Conference dates: Oct. 29th to Oct. 31st, 2021
Venue: School of Design, Jiangnan University

How to participate:
The conference will be conducted from both onsite and online, and the language of the conference will be in both English and Chinese with the support of spontaneous interoperations. The conference will be an open conference with no registration fees required.
Please register through the following link for further details of the conference participation:
http://t1.ink/f/dcs9kh

More details of the conference will be updated soon online: http://sodcn.jiangnan.edu.cn/info/1074/4711.htm
Contact us: designconferences@jiangnan.edu.cn

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