《扩展叙事》是同济大学设计创意学院设计历史与批评课程学生们的作业，该课程由陈伯康（Aric Chen）教授及潘爱心（Azinta Plantenga）助理研究员指导。上海玻璃博物馆设计总监迪尔曼•图蒙（Tilman Thürmer）以及策展人陈怡君受邀评论学生们的发表报告。
SHMOG X D&I:
December 18, 2019
“Expanding Narratives” stems from an assignment undertaken by students in the Design History and Criticism course taught at Tongji University’s College of Design and Innovation by Prof. Aric Chen and Assistant Researcher Azinta Plantenga. The Design Director of Shanghai Museum of Glass Tilman Thürmer and curator Yichun Chen were invited to critique the students’ presentation.
On December 5, 2019, the outcome of the cooperative project was announced in the Museum. The students were each asked to choose one object on display at the Shanghai Museum of Glass, and place it within a different context by introducing two other objects from outside the museum in order to support their new narrative. After the address by Design Director and curator, students brought their presentation boards to the museum gallery. The results of this assignment, as both parties found inspiring, are presented next to the exhibits and the visitors could see an alternate interpretation. Through exercises such as this, students are equipped with an introductory knowledge of design history and theory as well as the critical thinking skills necessary to develop narratives, rethink narratives and situate design within broader socio–historical and contemporary phenomena.
Through this successful collaboration, the students’ fresh and critical thinking inspired by glass add another layer to the storytelling at the museum. “Expanding Narratives” not only builds awareness of the multiple ways in which objects and histories can be interpreted, but also encourages both students and visitors to think of their own alternate readings. The result of this project will be exhibited in the Shanghai Museum of Glass until March, 2020.