Thinking Creatively Conference 2019 – Lecture Series
The 3rd Thinking Creatively Conference of
Michael Graves College at WKU just finished successfully.
Speaker & Lectures:
May 8, 10:00 – 11:00
KIM In Cheurl from Korea
Architect, Principal at Archium, Seoul, Korea.
Kim In Cheurl founded his own firm “Inje” in 1986. Then, he founded “Archium” in 1996 and became a member of the Korean Avant Garde Architecture movement “4.3”. He has been a professor at Seoul University, Konkuk University, and Chunkuk University. Moreover, he won the Kim Swoo-Geun Culture Prize and the Seoul City Architecture Award.
Prof. KIM In Cheurl introduced his understanding of modern architecture to the students. He detailed some of his projects as an architect, such as the Urbanhive in Seoul and Khmeresque Temple in Cambodia, which provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between architecture, materials, craftsmanship, space, and environment.
May 8, 12:30 – 14:30
Patrick BURKE & Zheng Gu from the US
Architect, Partner of the Michael Graves Architecture and Design. He has over 35 years of experience in MGAD. He has participated in the campus construction plan of Wenzhou-Kean University.
Professor Patrick BURKE gave a detailed introduction to Michael Graves’ five architectural design points: drawing, the importance of the plan, humanitarianism, characteristics, background, and full-size design, and introduced Michael Graves’s life experience，which gave us a better understanding of the great architect. Then Zheng Gu, who is also from Michael Graves’ Architecture and Design Office, delivered a wonderful speech, as well. She introduced her experience in MGAD and what she gains from the work.
May 8, 14:45 – 15:45
HU Ke from China
Associate professor, Visual Communication, China Academy of Art. Her main research field is typography, oriental graphics, book art design, and cross-cultural design project between east and west.
Professor Hu Ke shared the projects which students innovated on the basis of traditional handicraft under her leadership. She explained and analyzed the whole process of the project in detail, and played a video about traditional craftsmanship such as “Lan Jia Xie Blue Printing and Dying”, “Witchcraft Painting”, “West Lack Silk Umbrella”, “Woodblock Prints”, which showed the uniqueness of traditional craftsmanship. Under her guidance, students have innovated and reused the traditional culture, adding more fashion elements to the tradition.
May 9, 9:00 – 10:00
Derek FRIDAY from the US
American Environmental Graphic Designer. He is focused on modern and appropriate brand solutions and environmental graphic design. In 2007, he founded Finndustry, graphic design and brand development company.
Derek FRIDAY delivers a wonderful speech at the Semir Hall in CBPM. First of all, he shared a series of pictures and works that inspired him in his life. Then he created new works basis on these pictures and works in his own style. He also shared the founding process of his brand development company Finndustry.
May 9, 10:15 – 11:15
Chris CHAN from the US
AIA, LEED AP BD+C. The Principal of Moore Ruble Yudell of Shanghai Office
Christopher Chan has over 20 years of hands-on experience, leading the design and development of landmark projects throughout Asia and the United States. These project types include mixed-use, office, retail, hotel, and higher education. He also designed GeHeKai Building — the Michael Graves College of Architecture and Design for Wenzhou-Kean University.
Chris Chan gave us a detailed introduction to the design process and design concepts of GeHeKai Building, such as the different functions of each floor and the inspiration for the design of public spaces. In addition, Chris Chen shared his experience as an architect and his understanding of the relationship between the individual and the community, and architecture.
May 10, 9:00 – 10:00
Aric CHEN from Hongkong
The first curator of the Florida and Basel Miami design events. Chief Curator of Hong Kong M+
Aric Chen shared the curating project for the M+ Museum in Hong Kong starting with the product design canonical works. He then explained how he went to Shenzhen to investigate the copycat culture in China and its historical background, used it as a theme. The lecture finally shared the design process of curatorial NEONSIGNS. HK.
May 10, 10:15 – 11:15
WANG Weijen from Hongkong
BSc, MSc (Nat Taiwan); MArch (UC Berkeley); FHKIA; HKID; Andrew K F Lee Professor in Architecture Design. The University of Hong Kong.
Wang Weijen research mainly focuses on Chinese architecture and city, including the transformation of courtyard typology, urban fabric and public space in the historical and contemporary Chinese city, and the typology of Chinese temples.
Professor Wang Weijen introduced his work experience and explained his space design in detail with a series of architectural works such as the design of some houses in the Pingtian Village and Jieshou Village and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Campus. He introduced his understanding of space and the understanding of the different manifestations of the courtyard in the city，the landscape and the country.
Thinking Creatively Conference
Michael Graves College of Architecture & Design
at Wenzhou-Kean University
Yaoyao Huang, Vincent Peu Duvallon, Randy Clark, Jeff Poon
Vincent Peu Duvallon, Yaoyao Huang, Randy Clark, Spencer Steenblik