SEED Fellowship workshop in Shanghai

Workshop date:

6th September, 2023 (9.00am-17.00pm) in-person workshop


Hua Dong (SEED Fellow) + 20 workshop participants (with one coming from China) +3 student photographers + Dr Weining Ning + Dr Isobel Ward

Workshop Agenda
  • 09:30-10:00 arrival and refreshments 
  • 10:00-10:30 introduction to participants 
  • 10:30-11:00 introduction to the Fellowship 
  • 11:00-12:00 workshop session 1 
  • 12:00-13:00 lunch and communication 
  • 13:00-14:30 workshop session 2 
  • 14:30-15:00 west London creative industries 
  • 15:00-15:30 Feedback and suggestions 
  • 15:30-16:00 wrap-up and farewell 
Workshop Partner:

Tongji University

Workshop notes:
  • The participants were welcomed with a short introduction of themselves
  • The SEED Fellow Professor Hua Dong gave an introduction to the SEED Fellowship project and reminded all participants to read the information sheet, ask questions and complete the consent form.
  • Workshop Session 1 focused on opportunities and barriers (options were provided based on the findings of the Brunel workshop). Five groups each identified top five opportunities and why; and top five barriers and coping strategies
  • After the coffee break, the participants were asked to change tables to meet different people. workshop Session 2 focused on identifying key policies and organisations, stakeholders, and proposed activities of the future hub. The participants were also invited to draw a diagram showing how stakeholders interact through the hub.
  • Jessica Jiang from UKRI-China gave a talk after the lunch break.
  • Workshop Session 3 focused on the support to be provided by the future hub and the illustration/visualization of the future hub. Visual materials (e.g., magazines) were provided and each group did a short presentation explaining their concept of the future hub.
  • After the afternoon tea break, Dr Isobel Ward gave an introduction to the west London creative industries.
  • A group photo was taken at the end of the workshop
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