NewsThe 2nd Asian Design Symposium to be held2021.11.9

Against the backdrop of unprecedented changes in society, the qualitative and ever-changing

design concepts and areas are rapidly expanding. To solve the diverse and complex societal challenges that the 20th century has left unaddressed, we must explore the causes of the issues, the needs, and the clues for solutions from a multifaceted perspective. It is recognized that the original role of design can be a valid method in all stages of the creative process. Given the growing social role and expectations for design, we believe that it is necessary to reconstruct the concept and methodology of education and research in the field of design studies.

We will aim to strengthen the international collaboration among participating universities through in-depth discussions based on the results of the Japan-China Design Symposium and the Asian Design Symposium held last year. In addition, we will globally disseminate exchanges and initiatives for design from Asia that will create new value so that this conference will be formed as a center for education and research in design studies in Asia.


The 2nd Asian Design Symposium(14:00-18:00 JST)
14:00 Purpose of the plenary session of the 2nd Asian Design Symposium and introduction of participants, Lecturer, Yanfang Zhang
14:02 Opening Remarks, Dean of the Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, Akira Omoto

Part 1
Sharing Distinctive Design Education from the Cultural Perspective of Asian Countries and Regionsy
14:05 Japan: Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, Assoc. Prof. , Hiroyuki Matsuguma
14:20 China: Tongji University, College of Design and Innovation, Secretary, Prof.

Shengxi Fan
14:35 Thailand: Silpakorn University, Prof. Non Khuncumc hoo
14:50 China: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Prof. Kun―Pyo LEE
15:05  Break
15:15  Japan: Tsukuba University, Assoc. Prof. Kuniko Otomo
15:30  China: Dalian University of Technology, School of Architecture and Fine Art, Dean, Prof. Jian Tan
15:45  Singapore: Nanyang Technological University, Prof. Peer M SATHIKH associate chair
16:00  Taiwan: National Taipei University of Technology, Prof. Chih-Hong Huang Dean
16:15  Indonesia: Institut Teknologi Bandung, Prof. Intan Rizky Mutiaz M
16:30  China: Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Design and Arts, Prof. Ke Jiang / Prof. Benjamin Hughes
16:45  Break

Part 2
The Possibility of International Cooperation in Design Education
16:55  Explanation of the Following Discussions, Assoc. Prof.Ryoichi Tamura
17:00  Group Discussion (2 groups), Coordinator: Assoc. Prof.Ryoichi Tamura / Lecturer. Yanfang Zhang
17:25   Discussion
17:55   Closing Remarks, Director, Center of Designed Futures, Masahiro Kiyosumi, Kyushu University
18:00   End of Meeting

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Center for Designed Futures of Kyushu University
Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

Kyushu University Faculty of Design, lecturer, Yangang Zhang