VFCD 2022 is implemented by RMIT University Vietnam in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts (VICAS) and COLAB Vietnam, among many other partners. other works.
With the theme CHANGE: CREATIVE CHALLENGE, beauty lovers had the opportunity to embark on an exciting new art discovery journey with 27 exciting events, such as walking tours to discover culture, talk shows. /workshops, workshops, exhibitions and many other online activities to expand knowledge and hone skills.
The Creative Challenge exhibition has opened a playground for young talents in Vietnam to unleash their full artistic potential. The event contributes to the enhancement of participants’ knowledge and skills in culture, art and creativity, as well as capacity building in interdisciplinary project implementation and management.
“Indoor, out on the street”, the exhibition co-organized by a group of RMIT Design students, offers attendees a multi-dimensional perspective and close connection with Hanoi history, culture and people.
Launched at VFCD 2021, exhibition here and there back to the fruition after a year of hard work between emerging young designers in Vietnam and Australian designers and artisans. With the aim of promoting contemporary design practice while preserving traditional arts and crafts forms, the project opens up opportunities for cultural, economic and knowledge exchange of creative practitioners to the world. from two countries.
The stories hidden in the heart of Lan Ong Street and Hanoi Old Quarter are all conveyed naturally and intimately through the walking tour “Explore Hanoi: Lan Ong Street and Hanoi Old Quarter” with the Friends of Hanoi. Vietnamese Heritage (FVH).
According to volunteer Nguyen Phuong Loan from FVH, Lan Ong Street is one of the most unique features of Hanoi’s Old Quarter with outstanding signs of cultural convergence between Vietnam, France and ancient China.
Have you ever been “eager” to say something but had no words to express it, and even when you did, no one was there to listen?
This is the mood that Vo Nguyen Anh Tu, coordinator of the workshop “Discovering yourself in Collage language”, experienced. At that time, Tu went to collage – tearing and pasting paper – to both freely tell his story and “play” with pictures.
… Who would have thought that there were no tables and chairs or no division of the position of the chairperson – the participants. Instead, people sit around in a circle, or lie on the floor, or draw on glass, walk in “slow motion,” run as fast as a crab, or draw freely as they walk. under the guidance of two coordinators.
Nguyen Minh Nam, one of the coordinators emphasized that in the journey of self-care and emotional friendship, it is important to be tolerant and non-judgmental.
During the event “Materials of the Future: Experimental fabrication of microbial cellulose as a potential biomaterial”, the researchers discussed and gave examples of how locally available materials such as fruit, tea and sugar are used to ferment Kombucha tea as a form of microbial cellulose that can alter the properties and other properties of the new biomaterial.
“Testing microbial cellulose as a potential biomaterial to develop alternatives to petroleum-based composites with a much lower environmental impact,” said one of the two researchers, Associate Professor Donna Cleveland , Associate Professor of Communication and Design (RMIT University Vietnam), shared.
Design is often synonymous with creating new things, but through the dialogue “What’s Left: From waste to art”, designer Pham Thi Kieu Phuc introduced how to create new products from raw materials. discarded material. The idea arose when she witnessed the rampant production of fast fashion and tourist fashion in Hoi An. Her team asked for any leftover fabric from the stores to “create” new clothes.
According to her, “Design is a way of seeing problems and bringing about change, a way of self-development and inner philosophy. Artistic creation is a process of cognitive transformation, transforming the way we perceive and interact with the environment.
VFCD 2022 has ended to the delight of art lovers, but the impact in encouraging audiences to move towards a sustainable future with innovative designs is still there. Creativity helps us cope with change, and as the world is constantly changing, more creative solutions will be showcased at art venues such as the annual VFCD event.