How to strive to help students achieve true cross-cultural experiences that will enrich their output as professionals across national and cultural barriers?
Creativity is a moral and political force.
I believe that creative people, companies and governmental bodies can work alongside the community to create products, services, spaces and experiences that not only satisfy a function or solve a problem, but that are also rooted in the human heart with grace, beauty, and compassion.
In collaboration with creators from across the globe, I have had the privilege to work with over 480 academic institutions and 160 cultural and creative organizations in 65 countries- including international competitions, exhibitions, world congresses, workshops and research projects- lectured at design conferences and academic institutions in over 31 countries; and served on numerous competition juries, including Red Dot Design Concept Award, Brno Biennial, Design for Asia Award (www.dfaaward.com
), World Design Leadership Award (www.hkdesigncentre.org/en/awards/
), BIO/ Bienniale of Industrial Design (www.bio.si
), the Good Design Award (www.g-mark.org
) and Adobe Design Achievement Awards (www.adobe.com/education/adaa/
As Executive Board Member for the Advisory Council of METI (the Japanese Ministry of Economics & Industry) and Executive Board Member of Icsid (International Council Societies of Industrial Design/ www.icsid.org
), I also play a role in framing the visions for design policies globally.