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Design Shenzhen Forum Schedule


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  1. The debate towards technology, AI, in particular, is increasingly going viral in the architecture and design fields. However, when we explore beyond art and technology, the essence is still based on nature – the fountainhead of creative design solutions. Design also needs to center on improving human well-being and meeting the needs of collectives. Starting from nature, we explore the infinite charm of the close fusion of design, art, and technology.

  2. 1. What does GOOD DESIGN SELECT entail?

    2. A retrospective of outstanding designs in 2023. 

    3. Design and Temple Abbot

  3. 1. Raw Canvas: Exposing the Building’s Technology The idea of revealing the inner workings and technological elements of a building rather than concealing them.

    2. Retail: From Online to Offline Discuss the evolution of retail architecture in response to the rise of e-commerce and online shopping.

    3. Community is the essence Explore the concept of community-centered architecture, where buildings serve as catalysts for social interaction and connectivity.

  4. At 2024 Design Shenzhen, Her Vision - Female Themed Art of Life Forum brings together five female designers and artists, Chen Dinnan of Shenzhen Rongor Design, Zhou Jing of Shenzhen Panshine Interior Design, Wang Ziyan of YORO Design, Shi Shaofen of ArtHouse Design, and Fang Ruofei of Meiwujie Design, to create an aesthetically pleasing living space. The space is a collection of original furniture, artworks and diverse artistic living situations, creating an aesthetic lifestyle where design and art co-exist. They use the language of design and art to express their understanding of society, their response to the times from a female perspective, and their outlook and expectations for the future.
  1. The talk will explore the latest advancements in generative AI, focusing on its impact on Culture, Design, and Art. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the ethical considerations surrounding AI-generated content, including the implications of new cutting-edge text-to-video and text-to-3D models. The discussion will also delve into the challenges and opportunities presented by digital native artworks, addressing important questions related to conservationism and authorship. Throughout the session, Ila Colombo will debunk common misconceptions about the relationship between human creativity and AI, showcasing how the two can work in harmony to achieve unprecedented results. By examining real-world examples and sharing practical advice, this talk will provide a roadmap for mastering AI workflows and harnessing the power of this transformative technology in a responsible way.

  2. 1. Applications and Experiments of AI in Design Education

    2. Applications and Experiments of AI in Interior Design

    3. AI can be a powerful tool as well as a companion who understands you.

  3. Defining our relationship with emerging technologies through design. 
  4. Uncover the intricate process of embedding human intuition and creativity into the fabric of AI-generated architecture. It's a deep dive into how the nuanced understanding of form, function, and beaut ...
  1. The speech will explore and share the forward-looking architectural feasibility research and design practices of AG from two dimensions: The full consideration of the locality of architecture in desig ...
  2. 1. Under economies of scale, design needs to have social impact;

    2. Social impact requires large-scale design;

    3. How to scale social design

  3. 1. Super low rise within high density city

    2. Flexible workplace design

    3. Temprary vs permanent settings