Cultural and Creative Industries Teaching and Research Centre
Cultural Connections • Sustained Development
Cultural and Creative Industries Teaching and Research Centre was established on March 1, 2016, and officially unveiled on April 1. The purpose of this centre is to promote the development of Macao's cultural and creative industries through teaching and research. The centre focuses on research hubs, community outreach, and industry-university-research/knowledge transfer. Since its establishment, the Cultural and Creative Industries Teaching and Research Centre has participated in a number of important activities and undertaken several research projects entrusted by the government.
In 2021, the centre held “Rural Symbiosis and Art Presence: Art Village Building Cultural and Creative Workshop” and “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Cultural and Creative Industries Market Overview and Development Workshop”, and completed the accreditation process as the support unit of “AdAsia 2021 Macao”. In order to achieve industry-university-research cooperation, the centre has co-operated with Student Affairs Office for “General Education Scheme”, including organizing the “Community Culture Lectures and Field Trip in the Old City of Macao”, “Academic Research Forum”, and the opening ceremony, award presentation ceremony and exhibition of the winning entries as a supporting unit of “2021 Golden Lotus International Competition For Students”. The centre has also held the 2021 “Contemporary Design and Visual Culture” International Academic Webinar which invited different universities (US, Beijing, Hong Kong and Macao) professors to share their experiences about arts and design with our students. Some of the activities are outlined below:
The 2021 “Contemporary Design and Visual Culture” International Academic Webinar has promoted art information and academic exchanges, with the local and overseas experts and scholars sharing their valuable experience and guidance to explore the academic development of contemporary design and visual culture. It was a great opportunity for the international community, teachers and students to learn about the connotations of design and visual culture in different regions, and was therefore welcomed by many domestic and foreign students from Macao Polytechnic University, University of Colorado Boulder, Peking University, The University of Hong Kong and The University of Tokyo.
Photo 1 – Macao Polytechnic University Launched 2021 “Contemporary Design and Visual Culture” International Academic Webinar while the Teachers and Students Participated in DiscussionPhoto 2 – Professor Do Yi Luen Ellen, University of Colorado Boulder Shared the Content
Photo 3 –Teachers, Students and Administrative Staff Attended the Webinar
In the activity of “Community Culture Lectures and Community Field Trip in the Old City of Macao”, the teachers and students visited and investigated The Nossa Senhora village, Coloane.
Through the comprehensive introduction and analysis of the cultural heritage of the old city of Macao, the participants were guided through practical examples from the design perspective to have a better understanding of the community culture of the old city.
Photo 4 – Community On Site Visit of “General Education Scheme”
Photo 5 - A Group Photo of the Jury Members of the Design Solicitation Activity for the “AdAsia 2021 Macao” Co-organized by Macao Polytechnic University
Focusing on the goals and tasks of the national overall plan, the local “14th Five-Year Plan” and departmental plans, the center actively implements the specific implementation measures of cooperation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and promotes the exploration of institutional innovations, such as inviting universities and outstanding enterprises to visit the center and establish good cooperation and communication relations.
At the same time, the center complies with the support of the Macao SAR government and integrates into the overall situation of national science and technology and innovation development to comprehensively enhance cultural innovation capabilities, and conduct relevant inspections and exploration activities in talent training and transformation of innovation achievements, hoping to build a new system of high-level openness with the integration of Macao.
Photo 6 -Group Photo of the Awards Ceremony of “2021 Golden Lotus International Competition For Students”
Photo 7 - Cooperation Meeting with Union for International Design of Macao
Photo 8 - Field Study of Community Space Design