13 June 2012
Light Up the World! -Design Inspiring Humanism
Cumulus International Competition of LED Lighting Design
Light Up the World!
Open call for the 2nd “Design Inspires Humanism”
2012 Cumulus International Competition of LED Lighting Design
“Morals make us feel sorry for those who are hungry. Ethics oblige us to feed them.” ---Emmanuel Levinas.
Let us be inspired by these words, because they define exactly the responsibilities of design and designers: creating new uses, new scenarios, to participate in shaping the world into a more enlightened place. More than our job, it is our duty.
As heads of training, we have a responsibility to ensure, as much as we can, the professional placement of our students in the profession for which they have been trained. As a university, we have the responsibility to change the world.
I wish a great success to this competition “Cumulus-inspires Humanism Competition-2012”
Let it reveal the talent of our students and light up the world.
When disaster strikes and the world falls into darkness, what can we do to save lives? We ask: How could design make impact on humanity? When China and other developing countries gradually go rich and strong, and the night sky bright up in those rural and urban areas, we ask: How can design bring in long-term insight and close caress for our future life?
We are looking for talent designers who are young, having dream, and ambitious to make the world a better place. If you are one of them, join us for this international lighting design competition. To light up the world!
In 2009, soon after the disastrous earthquake in China, Cumulus teamed up with Tongji university to successfully launch the 1st “Design Inspires Humanism” in 2009 : a Cumulus International Competition for Earthquake Disaster Relief. This competition had attracted over 400 young student designers from Cumulus membership schools. This year, Cumulus will cooperate with Tongji University again to hold the 2nd “Design Inspires Humanism” international design competition, and this time we will focus on how to use LED technology to design new hope and new life.
will be held at 10am on November 4, 2012 in Shanghai Century Park.
The exhibition will be moved to Shanghai KIC Plaza, open for visitors from November 9 to 16, 2012.
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