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8th Mar.

10:30 - 11:15

WELCOME: AD CHINA's CHOICE OF EMERGING DESIGNERS

AD China editor in chief Xu Wang introduces her selection of her distinguished magazine's 'ones to watch' - Emerging designers contesting the magazine's competition to discover tomorrow's stars.
Speakers:XU WANG, BENWU STUDIO, RAY CHOU

11:15 - 12:15

KEYNOTE: THE FUTURE OF DESIGN #1

I see the future of our aesthetic world crossing all the aesthetic disciplines so that design, art, architecture, fashion, food, music, fuse together to increase our experiences and bring greater pleasure to our material and immaterial lives,' says Karim.
Speakers: KARIM RASHID

12:15 - 13:15

DESIGN IN CHINA THROUGH WESTERN EYES

AD China editor in chief Xu Wang, Dean Wu and Karim Rashid, all expert authorities in their own fields, discuss the major theme of this year's Forum: when and how does Chinese design become Global design?
Speakers: PANEL: KARIM RASHID, HAIYAN WU, SHARON LEECE

13:15 - 14:00

CREATED WITH TIME

Today, can we once again show the most valuable parts of the unique humanistic and aesthetic value shown in the abundant materials, craftsmanship, and structural processing methods of traditional creations? YANG HOUSE is looking for all types of possibilities for innovation in the process of trial and error and deconstructing tradition and constructing the present. The work presented in the exhibition will be the expression of that thought process and the carrier of life aesthetics. An ugly design reflects an ugly society. After the partitioning of Chinese design history, the pursuit of contemporary life aesthetics is a reflection of the search for identity recognition within the design field by Chinese people around the world. YANG HOUSE hopes to seek the answer using design methods!
Speakers: JAMY YANG

14:00 - 14:30

2017-2018 CHINA DESIGN TRENDS

YANG DESIGN's strategy director paints the accurate picture; 'What we need now are products for our daily lives that reflect some forward-looking ideas,' she says.
Speakers: XIAOJING HUANG

14:30 - 15:30

KEYNOTE #2: MADE IN THE WORLD; WHAT IT TAKES

A distinguished American designer maker's global cross-cultural view of the language of design and manufacturing requirements across the world.
Speakers: DAKOTA JACKSON

15:30 - 16:30

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Speakers:NATASA PERKOVIC

16:30 - 17:30

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A powerful panel including Jamy Yang and Dakota Jackson discuss brands and trends in the 'new China'.
Speakers: DESIGN SHANGHAI FORUM PANEL DISCUSSION