2013 ADA

Event Schedule


Lecture 1

Christian GuellerinDesign schools, the new incubators for a new entrepreneurship

Keynote Speech: Christian Guellerin

Christian Guellerin is President of Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Schools of Design, Art and Media. Cumulus represents 189 schools of design, art and media in 46 countries.

Christian Guellerin is also the Executive Director of the Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique, which aims to train professionals for the creation and innovation for socio-economic development. Design is understood as an opportunity to generate added value and progress.

Lecture 2

Prof. Albert NgThink outside and inside the box

Keynote Speech: Professor Albert Ng

Professor Albert Ng is an award-winning instructor at York University. Albert's research interests include areas of design and culture, and accreditation. He has been involved with a broad range of professional undertakings, including serving as the vice-president of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations, and the founding president of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario.

Lecture 3

Jeremy SunDesign for People & Culture - an Asian Perspective

Keynote Speech: Jeremy Sun

Jeremy Sun is the Design Director of Orcadesign Consultants, a strategic product design & research consultancy with studios in Singapore, Malaysia and China.

ES Award, 2008 / 2011
Computex d&i Awards, 2012 Gold
Computex Best Choice Award, 2012
Geneva Inventions Gold Medal Award, 2012
Good Design, Japan, 2004 / 2007 / 2009 / 2012
iF Design Award, Germany, 2008 / 2010 / 2012
iF Design Award, Germany, 2008 / 2010 / 2012

Sightseeing 1

Songshan Cultural and Creative Park

Located in Xinyi District, the creative milleu of Taipei, the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park is near Taipei 101, Taipei World Trade Center and various style shops, cafes, department stores and cinema.

Reconstructed from what used to be the Songshan Tobacco Plant, it was designated as the 99th District historic site by the Taipei City government in 2001. To regenerate and restore its use, the park was revamped in 2011 to provide a place for diversified cultural and creative exhibitions.The park is expected to become the forerunning site for the development of cultural and creative industries in Taipei City.


Sightseeing 1

Sightseeing 2

Taiwan Design Museum

The Taiwan Design Museum is the driving force behind Taiwans cultural, creative and design industries. It not only displays representative works of design from Taiwan but also provide international exhibition as a space of aesthetic taste and design perception to the general public.

Exhibition Areas´ŻťTaiwan Design / International Design / Concept Design / Golden Pin Design / Innovation Design / Interactive Design / Spotlight on Design (about 1,700 square meters)


Sightseeing 2

Sightseeing 3

National Palace Museum

The collection of cultural artifacts held inside the National Palace Museum consists an enormous treasure trove of objects from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Development of the Museum is closely connected to the social changes of modern China. Thirteen years after the founding of the Republic of China, the last Qing Emperor Puyi was exiled from the Forbidden City. The cultural artifacts left within the palaces were collectively itemized, and a National Palace Museum was born. In

autumn 1948 fighting between the Nationalist and Communist armies took an adverse turn, and the Central Government made the decision to send the most precious objects in the collections of the Palace Museum and the Preparatory Office to Taiwan.


Sightseeing 3

Sightseeing 4 / City Tour

Shilin Night Market

Next to these Chinese delicacies, the enormous variety of typical Taiwanese snacks is unique in the world and most perfectly illustrates the important place that the food culture takes into the lives of the Taiwanese people. Famous and unique Taiwanese snacks range from oyster omelets to fried rice noodles, tempura, Tainan Danzai noodles, Taiwanese spring rolls, rice tube pudding, and braised pork rice. Food is cheap and delicious, and by no means inferior, while each specialty gives you an insight in the people of the area it originates from.

Typical Taiwanese snacks are found everywhere, but Taiwan's night markets in particular, each night market having its own traditions and characteristics, are the places where these snacks can be found in abundance.

Sightseeing 4
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