Lecture at the Shanghai Business School

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The world of today is in transition. We see a shift from an industrial society to an information society.

Resources, economics, new materials, increasing computer processor speed: all contribute to a new way of living. New ways that has to be shaped. Design is playing an increasing important role in that transition.

Design exists out of many different disciplines, its common goal is always ‘creating solutions’. The world today is in need for solutions. In Shanghai I gave an update about the latest thoughts about design in Europe. To build a platform to share ideas and shine a light on the solutions we have to create.

SaE assistance for Amsterdam Major van der Laan

_MG_1734Eberhard van der Laan accompanied by mr. Xiaowen (treasurer SaE) at the Beijing Design Week.

Beijing design week

Expositie ‘Peking express’ by Alexander van Slobbe in the Imperial College.

Beijing design week

Preparations Beijing design week Alexander Van Slobbe coached 20 students of the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in designing dresses. Each student had to design a dress with a red chintz cloth within 10 days. Theme: red dress, red carpet, China red.