Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General to share experiences with students at Summer Camp
It is not every day that you get the opportunity to speak to a former United Nations Under-Secretary-General. That is unless you are one of the fortunate students taking part in next week’s sustainable summer camp in Beijing.
Drum roll, please……
With great pleasure, we can announce that next week our students will be joined (online) by Mr. Kim Won-soo. The internationally renowned diplomat and influential member of the United Nations will be joining our students in next week’s camp to take part in a sharing session.
It will be an opportunity for our students to listen to some of Mr. Kim’s experiences on a career that has spanned decades and a chance for them to share with Mr. Kim some of their predictions and thoughts for what the future holds in regards to urban life and sustainability.
And as if providing our students with the opportunity to speak to high-ranking UN officials isn’t enough, throughout the camp, the children will also be joined by a number of other leading minds from the fields of art, design, and media.
We are super excited for this UNSDGs Beijing Summer Camp and expect it to be highly inspirational and thought-provoking for those taking part. The camp will be the final one of this summer, so we would like to say a big thank you to the Dewey Center, with whom we have been in cooperation to make these camps such a success.
We want to thank everyone who has been involved and wish you all an excellent reminder of your summer!
Workshop and Seminar Speaker Profiles
Mr. Kim, whose diplomatic career spans over 40 years, beginning in 1978 when he joined the Korean Foreign Ministry. In 2007 he was appointed to the UN, where he continues to play a pivotal role in creating a more effective and coherent response to global and regional challenges that aim to promote international peace and security, economic development, human rights, and the upkeep of justice around the world.
Frank Cong is a Shanghai-based media artist. His art practice and research focus on the artistic exploration of digital media and bio-media with an emphasis on a transdisciplinary understanding of art and biotechnology. He has exhibited and curated in various art, design, and technology events, including the Premiere Vision Exhibition (2016), Consciousness Reframed Conference (2017), Out of Control Exhibition at Songjiang Art Museum, Shanghai (2018), Arts Electroinica (2019) and Shanghai Science Festival (2020). Frank has a BFA from the Advanced Degree Program of Roy Ascott Technoetic Arts Studio, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts.
Xiaoxu is an interaction designer, artist, and teacher. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Southampton and is currently doing her Ph.D. research at the State University of New York. Her work focuses on cross-bored design and data visualization for a long time. She designed and taught the Shanghai DeTao Roy Ascott Kezhi Art Studio Course at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. She also participated in the curatorial activities of the Austrian Electronic Arts Festival in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She published several related papers in Technical Arts in 2019.
Graduating from the Royal Academy of Art, Yiqi is a cross-media artist/designer living in Shanghai/London. She devotes herself to exploring immersive experience design, interactive design, and mixed reality. Her work was featured at the 2018 Suzhou Electronic Arts Festival and the 2020 London Crypt Gallery.