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Creative China


Lost in CCI is proud to announce its involvement in a major international conference, Creative China: Visual Culture, Architecture and Design, taking place this summer, on the 6 and 7 of June, at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).

The conference is part of the V&A’s current China Design Now exhibition, which illustrates some of the key developments in graphic design, lifestyle and architecture in mainland China since its opening up in the early 1980s.

Lost in CCI editors Ralph Parfect and Alicia Liu are working with the V&A to produce a two-day programme with twenty-five speakers from China, Europe and the UK, looking not only at design but at fine art, photography, film and video, fashion and urban visual culture. Speakers include designers and filmmakers as well as leading academic and professional experts on Chinese visual culture from Beijing, Shanghai and London.

We will be asking a range of questions such as: Why have Chinese artists been internationally so much in demand in recent years? What kinds of films are being made, and watched, in China? What are the current trends in graphic design, product design, fashion and lifestyle? And how sustainable is the phenomenal growth of China’s cities?

A full programme for the conference can be downloaded here, and a conference flyer here.

Tickets are already selling fast, but we hope to see some readers of Lost in CCI at the conference. The cost is £110 for the two days (£55 for one day), with concessions available. See the V&A website for further details of how to book.

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