EXPO 2010 The Danish Design School left a Danish fingerprint on EXPO 2010 with conferences, exhibitions and exchange meetings in China.
The school took part in the major Cumulus Conference Shanghai 2010 under the heading “Young Creators for Better City and Better Life”. And as part of the conference, The Danish Design School presented the latest designs by the graduates of 2010 in a travelling exhibition of graduation projects that showcased some of the latest up-and-coming Danish designers.
“EXPO and China make an important venue for showcasing Danish design, and we put a high priority on our many international relations,” Rector Anne-Louise Sommer commented from the conference in Shanghai. “Of course, we want to cultivate our many relations and networks around the world. But it’s also important for us as a design nation to illustrate what is happening in design right now.” Two brand-new design graduates were selected to present their visions for Danish welfare design as part of EXPO’s theme Better City, Better Life in the exhibition “The Creative North”. With a cooling system for burn injuries and a drug dosage solution, Sylvia Holthen and Rune Rex presented examples of user-driven medical designs that not only improve life but may even help save lives. The cooling system, which was developed in cooperation with ambulance staff, is a first-aid device – a handheld, self-cleaning atomizer for rinsing, cooling and cleaning burns. The drug dosage unit, which was developed in cooperation with hospital staff, makes it quicker and safer to dispense medicine in the right doses – to the benefit of nursing staff and elderly patients.