The London Design Academy will launch this week, alongside the first in a series of online global forums, entitled ‘East and West Dialogue: One World One Dream’.
The upcoming forums will focus on how education can provide a “better bridge between the jewellery sector and industry in the post pandemic era”.
Keynote panellists include Dr Peter Taylor, director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, and Dr Gordon Hamme, chairman of the London Design Academy, representing the West.
Representing the East will be Professor Yang Mingxing and Professor Sun Zhongming, dean and former vice dean of School of Jewellery, Gemmological Institute China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Gems and Jewelry Trade Association of China (GAC).
The London Design Academy (LDA) is a London-based educational group founded by international designer and artist, Isabella Liu, who was previously an ambassador for the China Britain International Design Week and British Council in Asia.
The academy is set to launch this Friday (24 July).
The group will look to provide a “cultural bridge” between academia and industry, as well as deliver international arts and design education alongside mentoring and cultural exchange studies.
Liu said: “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 to how we can work more closely together to create future opportunities”.
The upcoming conversation, to be led and curated by Isabella Liu, will take place between 8.00am to 9.30am GMT. Attendees can register for a Zoom call through the LDA website, which will allow participants to ask the experts questions and access live translations.