London Design Academy launches online global educational forums


The London Design Academy launches this week with the first in a series of online global forums, ‘East and West Dialogue: One World One Dream’, on Friday July 24.

With the world facing unprecedented economic and social challenges in the aftermath of COVID 19, the forums will be themed to the vital role of education in linking the arts to industry. The first forum focuses on how education can provide a better bridge between the jewellery sector and industry.

The keynote panellists will be Dr Peter Taylor (Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre) and Dr Gordon Hamme (Chairman of The London Design Academy) representing the West – and from the East, Professor Yang Mingxing & Professor Sun Zhongming, Dean and former Vice Dean of School of Jewellery, Gemmological Institute China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China (GAC).

Founded by the award winning international designer and artist, Isabella Liu, who was previously an Influencer/Ambassador for the China Britain International Design Week and the British Council in Asia, The London Design Academy (LDA) is an educational group based in London.

It is dedicated not only to providing a cultural bridge between academia and industry, but also to delivering international arts and design education together with mentoring and cultural exchange studies.

Tapping into Isabella’s extensive experience of both Asia and Europe, the LDA is deeply rooted in the cultures of both the East and the West, with a second-to none network of contacts.

Isabella Liu says: “This first London Design Academy forum, ‘East and West Dialogue: One World One Dream’, will draw on the panelists’ unparalleled expertise and knowledge of the jewellery industry to analyse the current challenges facing the sector in the West and East, and debate how we can work more closely together to create future opportunities.”

The conversation, which will be led and curated by Isabella Liu, is already attracting international interest from designers, industry, and cultural and academic institutions.

Taking place from 8.00am to 9.30am UK time (3.00pm to 4:30pm China time, and 3.00am to 4:30am US time) attendees can register for a Zoom call via the LDA website, which will allow participants to ask the experts questions and access live translations.

Alternatively, attendees can follow the debate on Facebook or Youtube live events. Videos of the event will be available subsequently on the LDA website and social media.

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