The Cumulus Green 2020: For A New Circular Economy competition announced the list of winners recently, and Jiangnan students’ work titled Giving Lunch co-worked by Binbin Deng, Danmiao Fan, Yulin Sun, Chao Weng won the Honorary Mention Prize, one of the 50 winners out of the total of 683 submissions poured in from 163 universities across 44 countries. (for details, see: https://cumulusgreen.org/winners/)
The group work Giving Lunch is designed with the purpose of providing lunch companion service and food delivery service for the elderly by enabling disabilities. The service aims to bridge both groups for mutual benefits. On the one hand, to reduce empty nesters’ level of loneliness, we empower IDDs to provide lunch delivery and companionship service for those in the community. On the other hand, we empower people both young and old in the same community to help providing supportive employment for IDDs. Engagement would be guided and all kinds of resource would be integrated, thus empowering both groups to better realize their unique values. (details of the project can be found on the competition website: https://cumulusgreen.org/giving-lunch/）
It is the objectives of School of Design at Jiangnan University to prepare students with profound understanding of the future industry, well recognition of social responsibility, and to be leading and well-respected designers and design leaders, to face the global and industrial challenges of the new time, new economy and new society. Students are always encouraged to take international design competitions with the concerns and solutions for social problems and issues. This work is one of the examples of the course project work from the Service Design and Social Innovation course tutored by Prof. Miaosen Gong which is one of the leading service design courses in the design community in China, with course projects covering a wide range of social issues, and providing design solutions with innovative and service ideas.
Students' design work posted on the Cumulus Green Competition Website