Exhibition

China
Environmental Consciousness in Design

Environmental consciousness originates from human beings’ reliance, respect, and resistance toward nature. It is a trace left in human consciousness by nature and society, and it affects human behavior. In the long history of human civilization, human beings have always followed hints of this trace to carry out their activities. After the Industrial Revolution, it was believed that human beings were totally capable of changing the nature of the world, which directly led to the weakening of environmental consciousness, and finally resulted in bad consequences. Today, humans are beginning to realize the significance of environmental consciousness, and are trying to transform development methods by using it as a guide. In this exhibition, we hope to highlight this concept, summarize the performance and influence of hidden environmental consciousness in design, promote designers’ attention to it, and lead them to follow its laws in practice, ultimately changing the way of design in the future. Tsinghua University; Tongji University, College of Design and Innovation; and Shanghai University, Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts explain and perform the theme from three mutually related aspects: family, community, and nature. The subtopics are “Where Are We From?,” “Development and Change of Chinese Family,” “To design and Innovate, for Eco-Restoration and a better world,” and “Design between the Forward and Backward: The Case of Chonming Eco-Island, Shanghai."

Credits

Organising institution:
Tsinghua University, Tongji University, College of Design and Innovation, Shanghai University, Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts

Chief Curator:
Dan Su

Subsection curated by: 
Lou Yongqi (Tongji University, College of Design and Innovation); Zhao Yang (Shanghai University, Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts); Zhou Yanyang (Tsinghua University)

Assistant Curator:
Jing Zheng

Exhibition Design:
Tiziano Cattaneo, Jing Ke, Dong Chunxin

Graphic Design:
Zu Wei, Ke Jing

Tsinghua University Section Artists:
Xu Weiguo, Xu Yingqing, Zhao Chao, Zhou Yanyang, Xiang Fan, Zhu Shunshan, Li Haibing, Gao Yuan, Sun Chenwei, Wang Zhi, Li Ning, Si Yuyi, Lu Qi, Hua Yong, Zhang Jian, Tongji University

College of Design and Innovation Section Artists:
Lou Yongqi, Aldo Cibic, Tiziano Cattaneo, Ni Minqing, Wu Di, Micheal Lai, Ding Junfeng, Zhang Yinan, Yu Xinan, He Wei, Zhou Hongtao, Francesca Valsecchi, Zhao Huasen, Shu Chang, Feng Kai, Xu Peng, Zhang Yuhan, Zhu Zheqin, Shanghai University

Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts Section Artists:
Cheng Xuesong, Huang Yihua, Wang Ning, Zhang Lili, Dong Weixing, Dong Chunxin, Yang Lu

Highlights

Bird Kingdom. Photo by Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts Team

Chongming Homestay. Photo by Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts Team 

Open-Your-Space Project of NICE2035. Photo by Tongji University, College of Design and Innovation Team

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