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Sustainable Design and Creative Thinking

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July 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm UTC+8

The 2022 Tsinghua Global Summer School (GSS) will be held from July 4 to July 10, themed “A Healthy Planet for Sustainable Development“. There will be more than 1,000 outstanding young students from all over the world participating in the courses online.

One of the important components of the GSS is the “GSS Masterclass“. This Year, we have invited distinguished professors and experts from different schools and institutions of Tsinghua University to share their frontier insights with our GSS participants. GSS Masterclasses will be broadcast live both on GSS official website and XuetangX. Please stay tuned! 

This Masterclass discusses the basic concepts and strategies of sustainable design and the principles, methods, and characteristics of design thinking. It will illustrate such ideas through real-world design projects from the Eco-Design Research Institute and the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. It is hoped that students can use tools and concepts from this Masterclass to help inspire their own innovative SDG-related design for the Summer School.

Time: July 4th, 19:00-20:00, Beijing time (GMT+8)

Link for live stream (and replay): https://www.xuetangx.com/live/20220704summerintl/20220704summer/12259630/21927919

Liu Xin
Professor and Deputy Director of the Industrial Design Department, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University.


Dr. Liu Xin is a tenure track professor in the Academy of Arts & Design and Deputy Director of the Industrial Design Department. He is Director of the Tsinghua University Eco-Design Research Institute, Coordinator of DESIS Lab Tsinghua, and Coordinator of LeNS-China.

Tsinghua University Academy of Arts & Design is the first higher education institution of arts and design in China and has held a prominent position since its establishment. The Academy aims to cultivate students with sound personalities, innovative ways of thinking, a solid foundation of knowledge, global perspective and social responsibilities. The Academy has been actively collaborating with the world’s top art & design institutions and multinational companies in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural teaching and research. The Academy values the importance of a cross-disciplinary knowledge of art and science for future art & design talents and industrial leaders, who will be able to integrate aesthetics, culture, technology and business to spur forth innovation.

By integrating academic, and industrial resources from China and other regions and countries, we aim to create a unique model to cultivate cross-cultural, professional, and highly innovative talents. Together with partners from all over the world, we provide world-class lectures covering art, design, engineering, technology, business and other professional fields. Moreover, we provide an international academic platform, which allows art and design talents to share their original works with the broader international community.


July 4, 2022
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm UTC+8
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