Ming Zhang
​张明

Zhang Ming, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher in Tsinghua University, engaged in the research of applied art history and modern design history. Junior Curator in Tsinghua University Art Museum. Editor & staff writer of the leading journals in China for arts and design ZHUANGSHI (sponsored by Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University). Publications in recent ten years:over 80 papers /articles for professional magazines and 1 translated book.

 

张明,博士,助理研究员。2003-2007年就读于江南大学设计学院,获学士学位,2009-2017年就读于清华大学美术学院,获硕士、博士学位;2017年至今任清华大学博士后流动站助理研究员,主要领域为设计艺术历史与理论研究。清华大学艺术博物馆助理策展人。中文设计艺术类核心期刊《装饰》杂志编辑、特约撰稿人。近十年来发表学术论文80余篇,译著1本。

 

 

The Achievements of Chinese Female Designers in China Today

ZHANG Ming PhD

 

中国当代设计中的女性身影

张明 博士

 

The speaker will outline the achievements and career status of Chinese female designers in China today through a series of cases, analyze the reasons behind the phenomenon and look forward to the future.

In recent years, China's design has grown rapidly along with its national strength and economic development, and has gradually shifted from learning to thinking and creating. The growth of contemporary Chinese designers is not only benefited by such environment, but also fully participated in the advancement of Chinese design. From the perspective of feminism, women are often absent from the classic art history and design history. Although the history of contemporary Chinese design is brief, it is regrettable that such phenomenon still exits.

In fact, in the Chinese contemporary design, female designers have outstanding achievements, they made a unique contribution in environmental art design, industrial design, product design, costume design, information design, design service platform, and so on. This article selects some typical cases to discuss Chinese contemporary female designer's achievements, not only to present their outstanding design works, but also think about their uniqueness and the role and status in the whole Chinese design industry.

In the process of research, there is an unavoidable phenomenon that male designers are far more concerned than female designers. The causes are multifaceted, and some are complicated. But some of the social activities that already exist may show some hope.

演讲人将通过一系列的案例来勾勒中国当代设计从业者中女性的成就及职业状态,分析背后的原因并对未来进行展望。

近年来,中国设计随着国力增强、经济发展而迅速崛起,逐步从学习借鉴转变为思考与创造。中国当代设计师群体的成长既得益于这样的环境,也全面参与推进了中国设计的进步。从女性主义的视角观察,经典艺术史与设计史中,女性作为创作主体常常缺席。中国当代设计的发展历史虽然短暂,但很遗憾地也显示出这样的现象。

实际上,在中国当代设计中的各细分领域,均有女性设计师取得突出的成就,环境艺术设计、工业设计、产品设计、服装设计几大传统设计领域中女性设计师做出了独特的贡献,而新兴设计领域如设计服务平台、设计资讯平台等的搭建中,也有女性的身影。本文选取了一些典型的案例,来探讨中国当代女性设计师所取得的成就,不仅仅呈现她们设计作品的优秀,更从整个设计产业的角度去思考她们的独特性及相应的角色与地位。

在研究过程中,可见设计师群体内男性设计师所受到的关注远远大于女性设计师,这是无法回避的现象。成因是多方面的,有一些很难得到解决。但已经存在的一些业态及社会活动,也许能够成为对未来充满信心的理由。

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