Urban Creativity: CONFUION? – Jewellery in Contemporary Context
Jul 4, 2014 Friday 19:00 - 21:00
2F Y.W.C.A Building (Shanghai 133 Yuanmingyuan Road)
What is the visual representation of culture under the forces of globalization? How can those Jewellery and design form, method, craft skills, or tacit knowledge, be expressed in words and how might it affect making? These are questions without straightforward answers, but in asking them I have started to question myself, and contribute to an expanding contemporary design and craft field, creating a confluence of researching and making that combines the artisanal with the conceptual. This lecture departs from a singular focus on history, craft or style, instead it integrates different levels of communication in its research design. Its take is coupled with a discourse of design practice and involves a wide range of cultural expressions in a contemporary context.
Jie SUN, contemporary Jewellery Designer, Director of SUNJIE Contemporary Design Culture (Amsterdam), Visiting Professor/Academic at Savonia University of Applied Sciences/Kuopio Academy of Design/ Finland, has been visiting lectured more than 12 leading universities in the Netherlands, Finland, Hongkong and China.
More info: www.jie-sun.com
Rockbund Art Museum will launch the "Urban creativity" as the theme of the activities series, taking "urban" as a unit, "creativity" as the core conception, involving architecture, design, cultural heritage and many other issues through the introduction to the topics of those fields that we should pay more attention to in terms of the initiation, development, characterization of multi-dimension throughout the aspects of city development.
Rockbund Art Museum associates with AIVA Birmingham Institute of art and design to plan series events of contemporary jewellery as one part of the project.
Free admission, reservation is required.