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Young Designers' Workshop

2011/10/17 - 2011/10/17
Beauty via the sense of hand-innovative design for the weaving art of rush grass(Sold Out)
Time:9:00-20:00
Description:

 

National United University,

Department of Industrial Design

 

The University is located in Miaoli County, where a multitude of traditional craft arts converge. The weaving art of rush grass in Yuan Li township has a history of more than one hundred years, and therefore has become an industry that symbolises the local culture.

The central theme of this workshop is to explore a unique traditional craft art, rush grass weaving, with the emphasis on the beauty produced by the touch of hands. As for design, the touch of hands means cleverly bringing the emotion, warmth and touch produced by hands into design concepts, in which the sense of touch, warmth or hand making are emphasized.

The workshop activities are divided into two parts, a visit to the traditional craft community (in Yuan Li) and a design workshop (in Miaoli).

The visit lasts two days and one night, in which time participants will experience the extraordinary local culture, and exchange ideas with Yuan Li craftspeople to perceive and become enchanted by layered and delicate surface patterns of rush grass textiles, their soft yet firm sense of touch and natural fragrance.

The following two-day workshop will be held in the Department of Industrial Design, National United University, where the participants will create innovative design concepts that interpret their insights into rush grass weaving art. We encourage a fusion of different materials, such as the introduction of metal and leather, and even electronic technology, thereby cultivating more innovative possibilities.

This workshop aims to provide the participants with a delightful design experience by which they may grasp the beauty of natural materials in Taiwan. Moreover, communication among participants, traditional craftspeople and professional design counsellors will enable, on the one hand, the imagination of participants to be stimulated, and, on the other, extend the possibilities of rush grass weaving craft.

 

 

Schedule

2011

10/17

Mon.

10/18

Tue

10/19

Wed.

10/20

Thu.

10/21

Fri.

10/22

(Sat.)

10/24-26

(Mon-Wed)

10/22-30

(Thu- Sun)

 

Venue

 

Miaoli Train Stationà Triangle Community, Yuan Li

Triangle Community,  Yuan Li à National United University

National United University

National United University à Nantou

Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1

Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1

Taipei International Convention Center

Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1

9:00

|

12:00

11:00

Arrival, Socializing & Grouping

Experiencing the rash weaving art

Idea sketching & design detailing

Model making, panel writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taiwan Design Expo exhibition preparation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening party for Taiwan Design Expo

 

 

IDA Congress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taiwan Design Expo.

 

 

 

 

12:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

13:00

|

18:00

Visiting the Museum of Rush-Grass Weaving Art, Understanding the texture, cultural elements & expression

Visiting the workshop site and facilities; brainstorming for ideas; discussion

Design modification & mockup testing

Visiting the Center for Taiwan Craft Art Research, Nantou

 

 

10/24
 Young Generation sharing

 

10/25,26
 Parallel Sessions

18:00

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

 

 

IDA Congress-Theme Parties

Note:10/31

(Mon)

Expo dismantling

 

Accommodation

2011

Meals

Accommodation

Transportation

YDW

10/17-21

National United University

National United University

National United University

 

About Us

The Department of Industrial Design at National United University is characterized by traditional arts of shoe, metalworking and leather piece design. In recent years, it has been boosted by recruiting several new faculty members in product design as well as one in marketing and another in engineering and intellectual property rights, forming an interdisciplinary teaching team aimed at linking product design to marketing, branding and innovation. With the soft infrastructure, one major educational objective is to enrich the craft art industries in Taiwan by product and service innovation.

Our department highly regards fostering design competencies that facilitate linkage with industry. In addition to fulltime faculty members, senior designers from industry serve as part-time teachers to ensure students are kept up-to-date with the latest industry trends.

Sufficient facilities are provided to support teaching, such as a metalwork workshop, shoe making workshop, model making workshop, digital design lab, sketch room and a darkroom for photography.

 

http://www.nuu.edu.tw/

Due to the country's rapid development of industries, former Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr. Li Guo-Ding, called upon private and state-own corporations to join in the funding of a higher education institution in the Hsin-Chu and Miao-Li areas in June 1969, with the objective of developing a middle-level technical workforce. A site was chosen in the Miao-Li region, where there was a shortage of higher education institutions at the time. The Board of Directors was set up, and Mr. Jin Kai-Ying was invited to take up the position of the Chairman of the Board.

After the site was chosen, Minister Sun Yun-Xuan delegated the construction work to the Committee of National Corporations. The College was completed under the supervision and management of Mr. Zhang Guang-Shi and Xu Li-De. The first college president, Mr. Chen Wei-Zhong, was called upon to assist in setting up the college. The school, then a two-year private junior college, started its first semester in September 1972. This college was the only higher education institution in the Miao-Li region at the time.

Initially, the College was mainly set up for industry-related technologies. As its resources and number of students grew, Business and Commerce courses were added into the curriculum, and the College was renamed United College of Technology and Commerce in 1992. On July 1st 1995, the Board of Directors of the initial private college donated the school to the Ministry of Education, and the College officially became a public institution with a new name the National United College of Technology and Commerce. Later, on July 1st 1999, the College was officially reorganized into an Institute of Technology.

To lead the development of higher education, the Institute continued to serve the public with a strong foundation in science, technology, and business administration as well as planning for future expansion. On August 1st, 2003, the Institute was official upgraded to University status.

 

http://www2.nuu.edu.tw/~nuuid/_recruiting/cover.php

The Department of Industrial Design at National United University is traditionally known for its shoe, metalworking and leather piece design. In recent years, it has diversified, adding new faculty members, and now includes innovative products, service/experiential design and design IP protection. The department now comprises an interdisciplinary teaching team aimed at linking product design to marketing, branding and innovation. With the current design competency, one major educational objective is to enhance the craft art industries in Taiwan by product and service innovation. We have collaborated with local craft industries, such as wood carving, ceramics, plant dying, rash weaving, etc. In particular, our collaboration with the rush-grass weaving industry at Yuan Li Township has given rise to many award-wining designs, as seen in the photos below.

 

Other Information

National United University is located in Miaoli City, which has a population less than 100,000. The city is characterised by the surrounding natural resources, such as hot springs and beaches, and highly structured ethnic groups, such as Hakka, Atayal and Saysyat tribes. Visitors coming to Miaoli will enjoy doing various outdoor activities, visiting traditional craft centers and tasting ethnic food.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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