CBi China Bridge involved in 2012 Radical Design Week as a speaker

Radical Design Week 2012 (RDW2012) is a ten-day exposition of Finnish future-oriented design and innovation to be held from October 26-November 4 2012in Shanghai. CBi China Bridge would be involved in Radical Design Week as a speaker.
 RDW2012 is part of two major 2012 design events:Shanghai-D Week 2012 and World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. In addition, it is also part of the EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue.

In Finland, design is embedded in life — it’s part of the Finnish DNA. RDW2012 showcases inspiring collaborations between Finns and Chinese through a series of over 40 exciting events, thought-provoking workshops, discussions, seminars, tailored events and creatively curated exhibitions. These events bring together the most creative minds in design, architecture, business, culture, education and research to rethink the possibilities for design and to create exciting new opportunities.

Emerging Practices: Changing of Design
In a new era, design must be and is currently being redefined. Socioeconomic changes toward a sustainable, creative and inclusive society urge design to ‘think bigger and more’. For the design discipline, expanding roles and tools of design make it more possible than ever to connect and integrate multi-disciplinary knowledge on the socioeconomic level. Design thinking, combined with scientific-technological thinking, allows design to explore new frontiers and makes it possible for design to link itself to the future through the balance of desirability, viability, and feasibility.

These emerging thinking and practice have raised the bar for knowledge: in depth, breadth, and comprehensiveness. An enhanced interdisciplinary identity, the education and training of innovative and T-shape personnel, the exploration into new field, a change in learning methods, and the establishment of the new values will be the hallmarks of these changes.

These changes will further influence the business model of design as a profession. It will transform from simply providing design services to providing ‘holistic solutions’ that have greater social impact and business value. The conventional employment relationship between design and capital will become, in part, more cooperative. The vision has also been expanded from objective and individual efforts to social innovation: to support sustainable ways of living and producing on the basis of common ethic. 
Emerging Practice: Design Education Forum 2012,
during RADICAL DESIGN WEEK, Shanghai, China
Oct 31, 2012 Shanghai, China 
Hosted by:
          Tongji University
          Shanghai Education Committee
          Organizing Committee of Shanghai Design Week
          Organizing Committee of Radical Design Week
Endorsed by:  
           Shanghai Municipal Ecnomic and Infomatization Commission
           Cumulus, International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
           DESIS, International Network of Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability
Organized by:
           College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University
            Sino-Finnish Centre, Tongji University


Mark Breitenberg, Art Center College of Design at Pasadena, USA
- Sam Bucolo, Professor and QMI Solutions Chair, Design and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- Kyung-won Chung, Chairman, School of Design, Korea Institute of Advanced Science and Technology
- Cees DE BONT, Dean, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Ken Friedman, Dean, School of Design, Swinburne University, Australia
- Alastair Fuad-Luke, Professor, Aalto University, Finland
- Christian Guellerin, President, Cumulus Association
- Chris Hosmer, Design Continuum
- Cathy Huang, President, CBi China Bridge
- Helena Hyvönen, Dean, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Finland
- Lorraine Justice, Dean, School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
- Richard Kelly, IDEO, President, Shanghai, China
- Ina Klaassen, Dean, William de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University, Netherland
- Pekka Korvenmaa, Vice Dean, School of Design, Aalto University, Finland
- Yanki Lee, Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong Design Institute
- Ezio Manzini, Professor, Politechnico di Milano, Italy
- Kin Wai Michael SIU, Professor, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Mette Mikkelsen, Kolding School of Design
- Kivi Sotamaa, Professor, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
- Roger Teeuwen, Willem De Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University, Netherland
- Patrick Whitney, Dean, School of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

- Cai Jun, Professor, Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts
- Da Yan, Crystal Digital Technology Co., Ltd. Creative Director
- Fu Zhiyong, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts
- Fan Shengxi, Vice Dean, Professor, College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University
- Gong Miaosen, Vice Dean, Associate Professor, Jiangnan University, School of Design
- Guo Weiming, Professor, Jiangnan University, School of Design
- Hansen, Professor, Shanghai Theater Academy
- He Renke, Dean, professor, Hunan University Design Institute of the Arts
- He Xiaoyou, Vice-Chancellor, Professor, Nanjing Institute of the Arts
- Ji Tie, Associate Dean, Professor, Hunan University Design Institute of the Arts
- Jiang Manqing, design director of GM's Pan Asia Technical Center
- Lou Yongqi, Vice Dean, Professor, College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University
- Liu Guanzhong, Professor, Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts
- Luo Shijian, professor of computer Science, Zhejiang University and the Institute of Technology
- Ma Jin, , School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Sun Xiaohua, Professor, College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University
- Tang Mu, Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
- Tong Huiming, Dean and professor, School of Industrial Design Innovation, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
- Wang Dawei, Dean, Academy of Fine Arts, Professor, Shanghai University
- Wang Min, Dean and professor, School of Deign, Central Academy of Fine Arts
- Wei ShaoNong, Dean, professor, School of Design, East China Normal University
- Wu Guoxin, Professor, College of Deign & Innovation, Tongji University
- Wu Xiaoqi, Professor, China Academy of Fine Arts
- Wu Zhiqiang, Vice-President, Professor, Tongji University
- Xin Xiangyang, Dean and Professor, School of Design, Jiangnan University
- Ping Xu, professor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts
- Zhang Yue, Professor and Head, Department of Environmental Design, Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts


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