“2015 Design Camp for Creative Planning of Historic Towns” Held Successfully in Shanghai and Suzhou, China
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On 10th June, 2015, the 30-day training course “Design Camp for Creative Planning of Historic Towns”, with grants from Chinese National Arts Fund (2014), was successfully closing in Lili Old Town, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. The project, hosted by College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University and WHITRAP Shanghai, aimed to integrate the good resources from many organizations to discuss solution of the lack in creativity on conservation and reuse of the old towns in China with the 25 distinguish students, who have diverse occupations in different regions of China. Kishore RAO, Director of UNESCO World Heritage Centre, also visited the camp on 3rd June to communicate with the teachers and trainees. The camp, which was frontier, pragmatism, and flexibility, creatively achieved the connection between the trainees and creative development of the old towns in China by the set of creative steps, like communication among the masters, cross-boundary conversation, scene teaching, and round-table forum. And finally, it furthest stimulated the trainees' potential creativity and made “cross-boundary creativity” be the greatest highlights and features in this camp.






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