Innovative Thinking: 10 years of my creative journey by Zhoujie Zhang

Innovative Thinking


Location  A101, CBPM
Time  FEB. 27 , 2019 (Wednesday) , 6:30-8:30pm


Zhoujie Zhang


Hear artist Zhang Zhoujie in a unique lecture!

Zhang Zhoujie’s work focuses on digital art, surfaces composed of points and lines, fabrication and spatialization, positioning itself at the intersection of art, design, architecture, and philosophy.

To coincide with Zhang Zhoujie’s display at HOW Museum (Wenzhou), this lecture Innovative Thinking: 10 years of my creative journey is a rare opportunity to hear the experimental practice of the artist in feature and his pioneer thinking on the digital future.

This lecture is presented by HOW Museum in collaboration with Michael Graves College of Architecture and Design, Wenzhou-Kean University.


In his lecture, he told about  digitization.

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Zhoujie has two fundamentals rules when designing all his products.  The first one is to respect the digital and logical rules and design without anticipation; the other one is to give as little control as possible.  This digital chair is a perfect practice of Zhoujie’s design rules.  Zhoujie believes that design should be spontaneous, like poem and emotions.  It should be the natural reflection of acknowledge an understanding of the world.  As for the chair, it should be naturally looking, to be the way it should be without affectation.  Building on his design philosophy, Zhoujie designed the chair without limitations and thousands of possibilities came out.

Zhoujie thinks that computer should play a much more important role in design. Designers can set the constraints in computers and allow it to think and design by itself.  It is a kind of artificial intelligence, and it is very exiting to see what artificial intelligence can design.  Zhoujie gives it a shot and here comes the triangulation chair.  In the future, we can even imagine that computer could design something people have never think of, and succeed human design in some levels.  Computers’ quantitative skills and sensitivity to external environment is already better than human, when coming to design, Zhoujie wants to see the possibilities.  The reason behind it is that, designers used to design for tens of thousands or even millions of customers, but nowadays, people wants to have designs for themselves.  A compromise is that, products have different sizes such as S, M, L. But these doesn’t have to exist if all the designs for tailored only for one person.  Without computers, designers can’t achieve it.










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