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ZHANG Lei


ZHANG Lei, PhD, Associate Professor, Vice Dean.

 

PRESENT POSITIONS

・  Vice Dean of Shanghai International College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University.

・  Associate Professor, Doctoral Supervisor of College of Design and Innovation / Shanghai International College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University.

・  Head of Research Center for Design Education and Pedagogy at D&I.

・  Coordinator of the Master’s Program of Design History and Theory at D&I.

・  Director of the China Society for Anthropology of Arts and Secretary-General of the Specialized Committee on Design for Lifestyle.

 

INTERESTS

・  Design history and criticism

・  Design education in K-12

・  Design anthropology

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate: Fundamentals of Design 2, Design Thinking and Expression 2

Graduate: Introduction to Design Theory, Research Foundations and Writing, Design History and Criticism

 

EDUCATION

2007 / 2012 - Ph.D. Degree in Design and Arts, College of Arts, Soochow University, China

2010 - Senior Visiting Scholar in Social Media Studies, Dentsu Inc., Tokyo, Japan

2001 / 2004 - Master of Arts Degree in Design and Arts, College of Design, Jiangnan University, China

1997 / 2001 - Bachelor of Arts in Advertising, College of Communication and Arts, Ningbo University, China

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2017 / Ongoing - Associate Professor, of College of Design and Innovation / Shanghai International Institute of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, China

2004 / 2017 - Teaching assistant, Lecturer, Associate Professor of College of Humanities and Communication, Shanghai Normal University, China

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Books

・   ZHANG Lei (2019). Studies on the History of Modern Chinese Design (中国现代设计史研究), Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House, 2019.

・   ZHANG Lei. SUN Li (2018). The Independent Craftsman in Shanghai(上海独立手作), Shanghai Culture Press.

Journals (2018 / Ongoing):

・  ZHANG Lei. WU Sujie (2023). A Study on Thoughts of Design Anthropology of Arturo Escobar, Art & Design Research, 3.

・  ZHANG Lei. (2023). Flower Clothes, Delegate Kong and Tailors: New China's Clothing Reform Movement in the Perspective of Design History (1953-1957), Papers on the History of Modern Chinese Design, Zhejiang University Press.

・  ZHANG Lei. Liu lanjing(2023). A Study of the Early Youth Design Education Movement in Britain: Centred on the Royal College of Art (1974-1995), Journal of the Nanjing University of the Arts (Fine Arts & Design), 1.

・  Sun Li. ZHANG Lei* (2022). Technical Standards and Aesthetic Identity of Modern Chinese Typography, Chinese Art, 6, Corresponding author.

・  Pu Anyuan. ZHANG Lei*(2022). Textual Research on the Teaching of M.F.Domrachev at the National Hangzhou Art Institute (1932-1937)—Centered on the Archives of St. Petersburg, Russia, Art & Design Research, 3, Corresponding author.

・  Pu Anyuan. ZHANG Lei*(2021). The Paradox of VKHUTEMAS: The National Identity and Reconstruction of Function of Constructivism, Art & Design Research, 4, Corresponding author.

・  ZHANG Lei. (2021). A Review of Victor Margolin's World History of Design and his Design Historiography Ideas, ZHUANGSHI, 4.

・  ZHANG Lei. (2020). Mandolin Girl: Cross-Cultural Transplantation and Colonial Image Reconstruction of Female Images of Calendar Posters, Art & Design Research, 3.

・  ZHANG Lei. (2020). Handmade Design – Contemporary Transformation and Sustainable Development of Traditional Crafts, Chinese Art, 4.

・  ZHANG Lei. (2019). 現代グラフィックデザインと美しさのズレ(Contemporary Graphic Design and Gap of the Beauty), IDEA, 1.

・  ZHANG Lei. YANG Zhi (2019). From Cultural Politics to Cultural Trade: The Transformation of Overseas Communication of Chinese Book Design Art in the 20th Century, Editor's Friend, 3.

・  ZHANG Lei. (2019). Discourse and Field: the Modernity of Chinese Arts and Craftsin Modern Times. ZHUANGSHI, 1.

・  ZHANG Lei. (2018). The Retrospect and Supplement to the Chinese Participation in the 1959 Leipzig International Book Art Exhibition, Art & Design Research, 1.

・  Sun Li. ZHANG Lei * (2018)..Narrative Construction of the Brand Design of the National Goods, February 2018, Corresponding author.

Translations

・  阿图罗·埃斯科瓦尔(Arturo Escobar). 为多元世界的设计(Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds) [M](张磊, 武塑杰译). 江苏: 江苏凤凰美术出版社, 2023.

 

Research Projects

・  2022-present PI, “Studies on the History of Chinese Everyday Design”, Artistic General Projects, Supported by National Social Science Foundation.

・  2022 PI, “Design Thinking Oriented STEAM Education Research and Practice”, High-end Foreign Experts Programs of Ministry of Science and Technology.

・  2021-present PI, “Studies on the History of Chinese Everyday Design: Taking Shanghai as an Example”, Shanghai Philosophy and Social Science Planning Projects.

・  2020-2023 PI, “Research on Aesthetic Function and Practice Path of Design Thinking Education in Primary and Secondary Schools”, General Projects of Shanghai Education Science Research,

・  2020-present 2nd PI, “Shanghai Youth Institute of Design and Innovation” (Joint Agency: Shanghai Science and Technology Art Education Center, Supported by Shanghai Culture and Education Integration Projects.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

・  2022, the Second Prize of National Teaching Achievement Award by Ministry of Education of China(9/20).

・  2022, the Grand Prize of Shanghai Teaching Achievement Award by Shanghai Municipal Commission of Education(7/10).

 

ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL SERVICES

2023, Academic Host, the First Design Anthropology Symposium, China Society for Anthropology of Arts.

2023, Academic Host, the 2nd Annual Youth Creative Design Education Grand Rounds.

2023, Academic Host, the 15th (Tsinghua University) Doctoral Forum on Design Research.

2022, General Coordinator of the 2nd Shanghai Youth Design and Innovation Competition.

2022, Coordinator of the First World Design Cities Conference (WDCC 2022).

2022, General Coordinator of the International Design 100 Summit Forum (WDCC 2022), Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization and Tongji University.

2022, Academic Host, Reviewer, the 14th Doctoral Forum on Design Research.

2022, General Coordinator of "Design Driven Industrial Innovation Forum", Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization and Tongji University.

2021, Academic Host, First Youth Design and Innovation Education Forum.

2021, General Coordinator of the 2nd Pan-Tongji Design Week.

2021, Academic Host, the 10th “Emerging Practices” Design Research and Education Conference.

2021, Convener and Host of the Fourth Daily Life and Design History Forum.

2021, General Coordinator of the First Shanghai Youth Design and Innovation Competition.

2021, Academic Host, the 12th (Tsinghua University) Doctoral Forum on Design Research.

2020, General Coordinator of Shanghai “City of Design” 10th Anniversary Theme Events and Tongji Design Week.

2020, Co-Chair, 9th “Emerging Practices” Design Research and Education Conference.

2020, Convener and Host of the Third Daily Life and Design History Forum.

2019, Academic Committee Member of the 10th (Hunan University) Doctoral Forum on Design Research.

2019, General Coordinator of the first Pan-Tongji Design Week.

2019, Convener and Host of the Second Daily Life and Design History Forum.

 

INVITED SPEECHES

2023, Speech at Round Table Forum, China Seminar of Cumulus Association, Nanjing Arts University.

2023, Invited Speech, "How Design Anthropology is Possible", National Art Foundation Program, Yunnan Arts University.

2023, Invited Speech, "The Next Lazlo Moholy-Nagy", Foundations of Innovation: a workshop on teaching the fundamentals of cross-disciplinary design, Tongji University.

2023, Keynote Speech, "Literacy and Thinking: A Comparison of International Design Education Models for Youth," Cross-Strait and Hong Kong-Macau Youth Design Thinking Forum, Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineering.

2023, Invited Speech, Design Sub-Forum of China-Europe Humanities and Arts Education Forum, Nanjing Arts University.

2023, Invited Speech "Arturo Escobar's Design Anthropology Thoughts", The 2nd Design Ethics Research Conference, Guangdong University of Technology.

2022, Speech at Round Table Forum, The 11th China Design Forum of Young Scholars, Nanjing Arts University.

2021, Invited Speech "Ulm's East Asian Legacy", The Way of Making Things - Ulm's Design and its Theoretical Legacy Academic Forum, Jiangnan University.

2021, Invited Speech "Designing for a Pluralistic World", The First Design Ethics Research Conference, Guangdong University of Technology.

2021, Invited Speech, "The Handmade Design", New Art - "Multiple Crossover - Communal Development" Forum, China Academy of Arts Research.

2021, Keynote Speech, "Disappearance and Reappearance: A Brief Examination of M.F.Domrachev's Teaching at the Hangzhou National College of Arts," the Fourth Daily Life and Design History Forum, 2021 Pan-Tongji Design Week.

2020, Keynote Speech, "An Account of Margolin's Design Historiography Thoughts", World Design History Book Launching Ceremony and Academic Symposium, Guangdong University of Technology.

2020, Keynote Speech, "Three Key Issues on Shanghai Design", The Third Daily Life and Design History Forum, 2020 Tongji Design Week.

2020, Keynote Speech, "A Century of Shanghai Design" Forum Series, "Shanghai Design Scholars' Talk", Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, Liu Haisu Art Museum.

2020, Speech at Round Table Forum, National Industrial Brand Visual Image Design and FAW Hongqi Design Concept Seminar, FAW Group and China Art Anthropology Society.

2019, Invited Speech, "The Transplantation and Reconstruction of Women's Images in Calendar Advertisements of Japanese Enterprises in the Republic of China," The 9th East Asian Visual Culture Forum of Popular Images, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.

2019, Speech at Round Table Forum, "The Anthropological Turn in the Study of Design History," Symposium on Culture, Society and History of Art, Southeast University.

2019, Keynote Speech, "Mandolin Woman", The Second Daily Life and Design History Forum, 2019 Pan-Tongji Design Week.

2019, Keynote Speech, "The Handmade Design", The 9th China Design Forum of Young

Scholars, School of Design, Nanjing Arts University.

2019, Invited Speech, "The Disciplinary Displacement of Design Research", The First China Design Research Forum "Design Education" Sub-forum, Hunan University.

 

Contact Information

zhanglei.henry@tongji.edu.cn



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