“Xiang-Sharing Home Flavor” Design and Social Innovation Exhibition, organized by Hunan University, China-Italy Design and Innovation Center (CIDIC), and Markor Home Furnishings, is going to be held at the Milan Expo Gate, concurrently with the Hunan Week taking place in the China pavilion.Read More
On 14th April Evening, Milan Italy, “2015 Milan—International Culture Maker Design Joint Exhibition” co-presented by China Italy Design Innovation Center (CIDIC), Markor Furnish Retail (MRF), Milano Maker Association, mounted by Hunan University (HNU) and Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, is officially launched in Lafabbrica del vapore, famous design zone in Milan.Read More
Nowadays the topic of how to involve design in social innovation and fulfill social responsibility grasp designers attention. Under the consistent support from enterprises like Markor Furnishing Retail, Mango V fund, Microsoft etc, we always explore the business mode based upon Cultural Innovation for Public Interest. The “2015 Milan-International Culture Maker Joint Exhibition” shared entrepreneurial and social innovation stories including “Elephant”, “Suoshuo”, “HuaYaohua”, “Ya’an Home Settlement” etc. Behind these stories come out a group of young designers born in 1980s and 1990s. Their practices have drawn international attention.Read More
In the evening of April 19, DesignEngine Future Star Night was held in Milan and attracted people from all walks of life to participate.Read More
In China, some districts exclusively for minority group are not so well developed in economy. But they have very unique natural environment and enjoy abundant intangible cultural heritages. However, in the context of globalization and modernization, their traditional communities have been strongly influenced by modern lifestyle. Faced with the culture collision, the distinguishing features in the culture are changing day by day, not just the visible changes in building and costumes, but also the shift of the customs, lifestyle, and communication way. Cultural diversity is as important as natural diversity, it is the general condition of the harmonious development of society and nature. Diverse local knowledge constitutes this diverse globalized world. Therefore, New Channel Design & Social Innovation Project tries to use community-centered design and participatory design to protect the local ecology and social capital, turning agricultural community to culture-and-information-oriented innovative community.
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