Wang Min

Professor Min Wang is the Dean of School of Design at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) since 2003. Min Wang was appointed by the Ministry of Education as Chang Jiang Scholars Professor in 2007 and he was Chair Professor at School of Design of Hong Kong PolyU in 2013. Min Wang is council member of Creative Economy, World Economic Forum and he is member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) and President of AGI China Chapter.

Min was the Design Director for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Committee and the Director of Art Research Center for Olympic Games at CAFA. Under his leadership, the Center had created the medal, the pictogram, the color system, the image and identity guidelines, etc. for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Min was Vice President of ICOGRADA (the International Council of Graphic Design Associations). He was the key person for organizing the ICOGRADA World Design Congress 2009.

Min has been the Design Director at Square Two Design. Min joined Square Two in 1998 after serving 8 years at Adobe as Design Manager, Senior Art Director, Graphic Designer at Adobe Systems. Min received MFA from Yale University in 1988 and he had been a visiting fellow in Germany. In 1989, he began lecturing in graphic design at Yale University, teaching graduate students until 1997. Min’s work has been exhibited internationally and in the collection of Museums.

Keynote Speech – Empower, Envision, Enhance: Art and Design Education starting from Zero

As art and design education has been well incorporated and talked about as an important part of k-12 and higher education nowadays, this speech will explore and discuss the importance of empowering, envisioning and enhancing human creativity, design thinking, and overall aesthetic appreciation and expression through curriculum design in art and design education.

As we know art education should not just learn how to draw and paint, and design education should not just learn how to make beautiful things, the question is how to set up our curriculum for discovering, cultivating, and enhancing students’ creative thinking, imagination, skill of discovering, define, and solving problems in life and workplaces. The speech will emphasise how this educational process should start from K-12 schools and the general public at large.