Professor Lou Yongqi, Dean and Vice President, Tongji University – Shanghai, China
Lou Yongqi is the Dean and Professor of the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai. He is also Vice President of CUMULUS, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, and visiting Professor at the School of Art, Design and Architecture of Aalto University in Finland.
His main research focuses on social design and sustainable design. He plays an active role in promoting interdisciplinary sustainable design education, research and practice internationally. Lou Yongqi currently serves on the boards of Alta Scuola Politecnica, Danish Design School Kolding, DESIS, and Design Issues (a MIT Press journal), among others.
His latest book is Design Harvests: An acupunctural design approach toward sustainability, published by Mistra Urban Futures in Sweden.
His works have been exhibited in the Design Museum of Helsinki, the Triennale Design Museum in Milano, and other prestigious institutions.