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Professor Robin King participated in a Summit Dialogue.

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Professor Robin King participated in a Summit Dialogue.

 
 

Professor Michael Yamashita pa......more

Professor Michael Yamashita participated in Summit Dialogue

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Professor Michael Yamashita participated in Summit Dialogue

 
 

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DeTao Masters Academy launches cooperation with China’s film production giant

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The Shanghai Film Group Corporation (SFGC) and DeTao Group reached a strategic cooperation agreement to produce no less than one film a year. This cooperation is expected to bring China’s film industry one step closer to international standards, improve the country’s innovation capabilities, and ultimately contribute to industrial development as a whole. A signing ceremony was held in Shanghai on November 12, 2011.

 

Attendees at the ceremony included Gong Xueping, Permanent Member of the National People’s Congress and Honorary President of SIVA; Ren Zhonglun and Wang Tianyun, President and Vice President of SFGC; George Lee and John Xia, Chairman and President of DeTao Group; Fan Xiping, Chairman of Shanghai Shendi Group Corporation; Xue Peijian, President of Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group; Wang Hongwei, Executive Manager of China Jianyin Cultural Industry Fund; and Peng Jianming, Deputy Director of CCTV News Center. Sir John Daniel, former Assistant Director-General of Education UNESCO, and Prof. Hartmut Esslinger, DeTao Master of Strategic Industrial Design, also attended the ceremony along with 12 other DeTao masters.

 
 

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DeTao masters visit Lujiazui Financial & Trade Zone

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On Sep. 4, 2011, Five DeTao masters: Prof. Robin King, Prof. Makoto Watanabe, Prof. Haim Dottan, Prof. Jin Yan, Prof. Mathis Heller and senior executives of the DeTao Masters Academy (DTMA) paid a visit to Lujiazui Finance and Economic Zone, an important financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, among the 185 development zones in mainland China. They also attended the 6th Conference of the International Advisory Group of the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA), Fudan University.

 
 

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When the Western Philosophy of Industrial Design Confronts its Oriental Counterpart -- Summit Dialogue Between DeTao Mas......more

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(Beijing, May 20th) The show “Summit Dialogue with Detao Masters – Designing the Wings of Human” was put on in the 2ndF studio of the Information Center of Beijing 101 Middle School on May 20th. The event was sponsored by DeTao and the school. DeTao President John Xia, Ms. Guo Han, Principal of the school, and Ms. Huang Wuxiu, Vice-Chairman of the China Industrial Design Association attended the event. Friends from the press, professionals of the industrial design community and the faculty and students of the school were present to hear the observations of the oriental and the western masters of industrial design. The event was given full coverage by mainstream media including CCTV and BTV.

 
 

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The Shanghai Cultural and Creative Industry Clustering (CCIC) Building

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The Shanghai Cultural and Creative Industry Clustering (CCIC) Building

 
 

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Sir John Daniel held a Wisdom Collection event with DTMA Masters at SIVA.

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Sir John Daniel, former Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO and a world-leading education expert, opened his Knowledge Media Institute (KMI) in Shanghai. During his stay in China, he held a Wisdom Collection event with DTMA Masters at SIVA.

 
 

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CCIC and five new master studios launched

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On 26 June 2011, the Beijing DeTao Masters Academy (DTMA) in cooperation with the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA) launched the Shanghai Cultural and Creative Industry Clustering (CCIC) project. The launching ceremony was attended by Gong Xueping, honorary president of SIVA; George Lee, DTMA Chairman; and John Xia, DTMA President.On the same day, five DeTao masters opened the following studios at SIVA: Sir John Daniel's Knowledge Media Institute, Dr. Shui-Yan Tang's Public Governance Studio, Prof. Haim Dotan's Community Planning and Green Architecture Studio, Prof. Matias del Campo's Low Carbon Architecture Studio, Prof. Mathias Heller's Automobile and Industrial Design Studio.

 
 
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Yang Xi......more

On June 17, 2014, Mr. Yang Xiong, Deputy Secretary of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee dnaMayor of Shanghai, paid a visit to DeTao with a delegation of municipal officials.

Chairma......more

(Shanghai, Sep. 4) On the morning of Sep. 4, Mr. Wu Zhiming, Chairman of CPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) Shanghai Committee, headed a delegation to visit the DeTao CCIC Building in Shanghai. Accompanied by DeTao President Mr. John Xia, Chairman Wu, together with Mr. Gong Xueping, President of SIVA (Shanghai Institute of Visual Art), visited a couple of studios within the Detao Academy.

Mr. Che......more

On the morning of June 17, Mr. Chen Ci, Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Hainan Provincial Committee and Party Secretary of CPC Haikou Municipal Committee, visited DeTao Shanghai Center and was warmly received by DeTao Chairman Mr. George Lee.

Interna......more

International movie star Mr. Chow Yun-fat accompanied his wife visited to the DeTao CCIC Building in Shanghai on the afternoon of May 31. Greeted by DeTao staff members and wearing his signature smile, he signed autographs and expressed what an honor it was to be invited.
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From December 16 to 20, DeTao Master of User-Experience Design Professor Aaron Marcus explained to students the vision and practice of user-experience design from the perspectives of visual communication, visual design, applicability and practicality. He exposed students to how inventors realized their visions before the advent of modern technology.

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From May 23 to 25, Professor Markus Heinsdorff, DeTao Master of Green Building Design, held a workshop on Green, Hi-Tech, Modern Bamboo Architecture at DeTao Masters Academy. The workshop stirred students’ imagination to the unique fascination of bamboo constructions and diverse green architectures.

The 201......more

On the afternoon of January 10, 2014, a special event for students took place. In the studio of Professor Esslinger — DeTao Master of Strategic Design and Innovation (SDI), people gathered to witness the outcome of the latest advanced course.

'Our Fa......more

On the morning of Dec. 16, 'Our Fate is in Our Hands' - Assignment Works Report of SIVA-DeTao Advanced Animation Class opened at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art in DeTao’s CCIC Building, Shanghai.
Master Studios   more>>

DeTao M......more

DeTao Master of Architecture, Computational Design & Ecology, Prof. Matias del Campo & DeTao Master of Architecture, Computational Design & Ecology, Prof. Sandra Manninger's Studio

DeTao M......more

DeTao Master of Landscape Design and Themed Environments, Prof. Tina Hart & DeTao Master of Landscape Design and Themed Environments, Prof. Kim Jarrett's Studio

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DeTao Master of Automotive & Industrial Design & Sustainable Urban Concepts, Prof. Mathis Heller's Studio

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Detao Master of Digital Animation and Analysis, Prof. Mitsuru Kaneko & DeTao Master of Cinematic Arts, Prof. Roger Christiansen's Studio
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DeTao I......more

DeTao Institute of Green Investment initiated by DeTao was inaugurated on February 24, 2014, in Shanghai. It brings together celebrated experts and scholars from both home and abroad to work out financial solutions to China’s environmental problems.

Shangha......more

(Shanghai, Sep. 5) On Sep. 5, Shanghai Design Week 2013 kicked off at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. With the theme Design Inspires Dreams, the event focused on the key topics of Innovation, Openness, and Sustainability. Updates on Shanghai as the City Of Design during 2012 and 2013 plus the design philosophy and perspective of the city were thrown into the spotlight during the 30 events throughout the week.

Peking ......more

(Beijing, July 25) The signing ceremony of the agreement of cooperation between Peking University (PKU) and DeTao was held at PKU on July 25. Mr. Wang Enge, President of PKU and Fellow of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Mr. Gao Song, Provost of PKU and Fellow of CAS; Mr. Chen Shiyi, Dean of PKU Graduate School; Ms. Deng Ya, Secretary General of Peking University Education Foundation; Mr. Li Xiaoming, Assistant President of PKU; Mr. George Lee, DeTao Chairman; Mr. John Xia, DeTao President; Mr. Chris Xu, DeTao COO; and dozens of DeTao Masters were on site to witness the memorable event which was presided over by Mr. Chen Shiyi.

DeTao E......more

On December 21, DeTao COO Mr. Chris Xu along with various Detao Master, made a study visit to Shangyu in the city of Shaoxing, Zhejiang province to meet with regional entrepreneurs. Mr. Xu was accompanied by DeTao Master of Design, Professor Min Wang; DeTao Master of Architectural Education, Ali Rahim; and DeTao Master of Architecture, Emergent Technologies & Environmental Design, Professor Sandra Manninger.
Wisdom Collection   more>>

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Professor Robin King participated in a Summit Dialogue.

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Professor Michael Yamashita participated in Summit Dialogue

Sir Joh......more

Sir John Daniel and Professor Uvalic-Trumbic Collecting the Wisdom of Professor De Ritis

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Professor Pete! Ford participated in Summit Dialogue.
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DeTao M......more

On the morning of January 18, 2014, DeTao Master of Ecological City Planning and Urban Design — Professor J. Alexander Schmidt delivered a lecture ‘The Learning City - Beauty, Mobility, Health, Economy, and Technology in Harmony’. The lecture took place at Shanghai Library, and was viewed by the local residents who were recently plagued by the city’s haze.

DeTao M......more

On the evening of March 14, Professor J. Alexander Schmidt, DeTao Master of City Planning and Urban Design, delivered a thought-provoking lecture at Peking University as an installment of the DeTao Lectures Series – Dialogue with Global Innovative Masters. His lecture examined the environmental problems triggered by rapid urbanization, and searched for corresponding solutions.

The Sig......more

On June 12 at the Detao Masters Academy, the entire faculty and students of the 2013 SIVA-DeTao Animation Class attended the Signature of Cooperation Press Conference between Professor Scott Ross and DeTao.

DeTao M......more

On March 28, Professor David Geber, DeTao Master of Cello and Chamber Music, delivered a lecture on the true essence of classical music as an installment of the DeTao Lecture Series – Dialogue with Global Innovative Masters.