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China Studio: New dynamic for partnership with Shanghai University

China Studio: New dynamic for partnership with Shanghai University
Official signing of a new cooperation agreement with the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts

Christian Guellerin has could participate in the launch ceremony of the all-new Academy of Art of the University of Shanghai on Sunday, December 11, 2016. A new enhanced agreement that extends the collaboration with the University of Shanghai with a view to opening Of a center of Franco-Chinese design and innovation, supported by the company Baosteel.

A major evolution of our partnership in Shanghai

The Faculty of Fine Arts at the Shanghai University is gaining more autonomy and ambition by becoming a Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts. It is official since Sunday, September 11, 2016, date of inauguration of this new entity in the presence of representatives from Baoshan District, Baowu Group and Shanghai University. On this occasion, an agreement was signed between Mr FENG Yuan, the new dean of the Academy of Art, and Christian Guellerin, managing director of the Nantes Atlantique School of Design, to extend the 2010 partnership agreement and renewed in 2012 and 2014.

Baosteel, a redeveloped site, which could host the future Franco-Chinese center of design and innovation.

A future design center in a brownfield

This new agreement strengthens cooperation with the new entity, with an increased capacity for the Design & Interculturality China Studio program, the prospect of a double diploma for Shanghai Academy of Fine Art students, and the project of a Franco-Chinese center of design and innovation within the framework of the rehabilitation of an industrial site of the steel company Baosteel.


Christian Guellerin has could also participate on the same day in a reflection workshop on the reconversion of the Baosteel site with around twenty chineses and international experts.