Keynote Forum: Design for Sustainability
5th Floor, Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center,
Fuhua Third Road, Futian District
Design for Sustainability
Fabio Novembre graduated in architecture at Politecnico di Milano (the Milan Polytechnic) in 1994. The following year he moved to New York, where he attended a film directing course at New York University. In 1991 he opened his studio which immediately became an international reference point for architecture thanks to the strong expressiveness and iconicity of the sign. Over the years, collaborations alternate for the most important Italian and non-Italian brands: from AC Milan to Stuart Weitzman, from Lamborghini to Lavazza. From 2019 Fabio Novembre is scientific director of Domus Academy, member of the scientific committee of the Design Museum of the Milan Triennale and art director of Driade.
Grae Chen is Principal and Director of Asia Practice in ennead Architects and a PRC Class 1 Registered Architect. Her strong communication and design skills make her a leader of our project team and ensure inter-discipline coordination. Ms. Chen has been leading in the design and coordination of mixed-use, healthcare, education, corporate architecture and interior projects. Her recent projects include Taopu Smart City, CR Land New MixC, Huawei Wuhan Research and Development Park, Vanke Shanghai Hongqiao CBD Corporate Headquarter and etc.
传统手工艺研究者和当代设计师，品物流形、融设计图书馆创始人、主设计师，“From余杭”计划发起人，“融 设计展”策展人。品物流形是专注传统手工艺当代设计创作的设计团队。融设计图书馆是世界上第一个中国传统手工艺材料图书馆。“融 设计展”是以竹、丝、土、铜、纸为材料的全球巡展。张雷、Jovana（塞尔维亚）、Christoph（德国）2010年从米兰回到余杭，对中国传统手工艺进行解构与当代设计创作，三人共同创建品物流形和融设计图书馆。
A designer and tradition handcraft researcher, Zhang Lei is the founder and chief designer of the Rong Design Library and PINWU Design Studio, as well as curator of the Rong Exhibition and the “From Yuhang” project. PINWU Design Studio is a team that focuses on the contemporary design of traditional handicrafts. The Rong Design Library is the world’s first library of traditional Chinese handicraft materials. The Rong Exhibition tours the world using bamboo, silk, earth, copper and paper as the materials. In 2010, Zhang returned to Yuhang, a district in Zhejiang Province, from Milan, together with Jovana (from Serbia) and Christoph (from Germany), for deconstructing traditional Chinese handicrafts and conducting contemporary design creation. They jointly founded the studio and the library.