experience the balance between rural and urban life!
The event aims at making a difference to the quality of life, health and environment
by learning how to plant an organic garden, tasting homecooked Chongming foods,
painting creatively and riding bikes at Chongming island.
After having identified in the research part different promising fields of action in the local context (food, creative agriculture, hospitality, mobility, leisure), a system of small projects, each operating in one or more of these fields, has been developed, to face specific needs of different targets. All these projects are in some ways connected, and have relevant effects for the future of the local community of XianQiao village.
The whole exhibition was focused on presentation and promotion of the newest achievements of DESIS International, DESIS China and the College of Design & Innovation in design for social innovation and sustainability. The exhibition presented student works and research achievements from members of DESIS International and DESIS-China. The exhibition made joint design between universities and colleges of China and other countries accessible through design works that were created with a drive for innovation and responsibility to society. The exhibited works considered the most detailed aspects in daily life: involving lighting, traveling, catering, living, eco-tourism and creative agriculture, with a wide range of multidisciplinary comprehensive design strategies.
The approach was focused on the interest and need of the communities living in the context of Chongming utilizing methods such as resource mapping, social innovation mapping, pilot projects definition, proposal design, projects networking and project communication. The results of the workshop included the networking of five local enterprises: Community Supported Agriculture, Organic Food, Health and Recreation, Mobility and Hospitality. The workshop was run by Professors Anna Meroni and Lou Yongqi. Tutors were Joon Baek, Clarisa Diaz, Zhong Fang, and Miaosen Gong.
From April 6-17, students from