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Ke HuBy Ke Hu
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Ke HuBy Ke Hu
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$560
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, April 12 2018 6:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

【中文在下方】

How can we inspire change or help a younger generation of teachers and students navigate their own paths?

China is growing its creative population rapidly. It is known to be shadowed by the academic tradition and a supervisory system. How are people talking about the educational environment in which they’re in? I'm determined to find out. 

Shutter is a conversation-based book that aims to illustrate the landscape of Chinese Art Education through casual conversations with many educators behind spotlights of the media. 

"Shutter, Part 1: Ten Conversations on Chinese Art Education” is the first step. I plan to interview 10 junior and senior Art Academy teachers from 7 creative fields: Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Fashion, Painting, Broadcasting, Industrial Design, and Sculpture. Each conversation will be around 1 hour. 

The conversations will cover these topics

Background 

Hi, my name is Ke Hu, I am the creator of Shutter. I am a multi-disciplinary designer based in New York City. For years, I’ve been speaking to students and teachers from China express concerns about their roles and careers in art academies. They talk about their studies, salaries, lifestyle, etc. Whenever I have these conversations, I always think to myself: “Why don’t we bring these conversations to the public audiences?” There are many articles on Chinese Art Education, however, they usually come from privileged critics and industry leaders. There is a lack of opportunity for most teachers to speak about their thoughts openly. 

What if we could collect their life stories and scattered thoughts? Could the collective inspire change, or help a younger generation of teachers and students navigate their own paths? I am passionate about being the recorder and the creator of a book. This book should be easy to read and easy to access for educators, students, and artists around the world.

With these hopes in mind, I’m asking for your help to bring this project to life. While the ultimate goal is to create a book, this Kickstarter project is just first step: recording and the conversations. 

If this project doesn't reach its goal, backers will not be charged.

The $1,000 would be going towards:

  • Recording equipment for better quality of sound and video 
  • Video/Audio Editing assistance 
  • Chinese to English translations 
  • Community building material design such as stickers and posters.

Progress

I have completed three conversations so far. Currently, I am ready to talk to the fourth one: a well-known professor in painting: Yigang Wang.

Stretch Goal

More funds means more interviews! 

$1,500: 15 Conversations 

$2,000: 20 Conversations

$4,000: 20 Conversations + 5 In-depth Stories 

What You Get

  • Join Shutter’s email list, and Slack channel, and Wechat group ($8)
  • Field notes. ($25, other packages available)

If you are eager to see the conversations, pledge $25 to receive a physical copy of my field notes. English version provided upon request. 

a screenshot from my field notes
a screenshot from my field notes
  • Vinyl laptop stickers ($15, other packages available)
Stickers: Positive(or sarcastic) words
Stickers: Positive(or sarcastic) words
  • T-shirts ($40, other packages available)
  • Join a live conversation with me and an art academy professor. ($150)
  • Fellow Interviewer ($1200)

Work with me, play a major role in decision making. 

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《快门》第一阶段:十人对话录

如果这个项目在4月12日之前不能达到$1000的目标,您不会被划走一分钱。也就是说,您可以放心支持我达成目标,如果我不成功,您也不会有任何损失。

我们该如何启发并帮助新一代的艺术教师和学生找到他们的探索方向?

近年来,有很多关于“中国艺术教育已病入膏肓”的论调。可当我们不对其进行宏观批判时,它该如何在现实生活里被讨论?Shutter是一个基于对话的著书计划。这个项目旨在心平气和地,愉快地讨论中国大陆艺术教育体制,以及还原艺术教师的真实生活状态。作者现在向各界寻求帮助,希望能持续的与一线教师进行对话。

“十人对话录”即是Shutter著书计划的第一个节点。我将与十位艺术学院的教师进行对话。对话教师分为7个领域:平面设计、 交互设计、服装设计、油画、播音主持、工业设计、雕塑。对话的内容包括:专业知识,管理体制,学生质量,抄袭,业余生活,经济状况。每个对话长达一个小时左右。

背景 

我是胡克,Shutter的发起者。我是居住在纽约的交互设计师。作为中国大陆艺考的半个亲历者,我结交了很多艺术和设计背景的朋友,他们有来自美术学院的教师,有普通的行业从业者,也有正在上学的学生。近几年来,他们频繁地评论学术、薪资、教育、生活状态。我进而疑问:为什么没有人把这些故事拿到台面上来?诚然,有很多人在一些平台上发表过文章,但是他们都是占据较高话语地位的评论家和领导者,很多相对安静的一线教师的看法并没有被记录下来。但我认为个体的只言片语非常有价值,收集大量教育者的生活状态,能够窥见中国文化艺术产业的全景,进而启发积极的改变。另外,故事的分享可能会启发读者寻找到属于自己的生活方式。基于以上两方面的考虑,我开始了田野调查,希望用自己的行动,和各界人士的帮助,促成一本书。

在成书之前,采访和转录是我这个kickstart项目的第一阶段。我希望能得到第一阶段的帮助。

进展 

我目前已经完成了三个对话。正在组织第四个对话,接受邀请的老师是著名艺术家和教育者:王易罡。

如果这个项目在4月12日之前不能达到$1000的目标,您不会被划走一分钱。也就是说,您可以放心支持我达成目标,如果我不成功,您也不会有任何损失。

延展性目标

更多的支持就意味着更多的采访!

$1500: 15个对话 

$2000: 20个对话 

$4000: 20个对话 + 5 个深入故事

您可以拿到什么?

 右边栏显示的是所有的奖励项目。以下的几项核心奖励物品。

  • 加入订阅邮件、Slack channel、和微信群($8)

第一时间得到关于项目进展和趣闻。 

  • 采访笔记($25)

 如果你现在就想看到研究成果,你可以得到我的笔记。(想要英文版需要在支付的时候留言) 

电子版笔记的一个截图
电子版笔记的一个截图
  • 贴纸($15)
积极(或讽刺,看您个人理解)的贴纸
积极(或讽刺,看您个人理解)的贴纸
  • T恤($40)
  • 进入采访现场,加入现场对话 ($150) 
  • 成为共同采访者($1200)

和我一起工作,参与决策制定。

Risks and challenges

If I reach my goal, I know I can continue to do more conversations with the standards you have come to expect.

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    Have opinions of your own, or just want to learn from an industry professional? Listen to one of conversation live and ask questions of your own.

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    Personal Manifesto

    Get stickers and t-shirts with your own Manifesto. As a graphic designer, I can help you to put your attitude towards art education on some cool objects.

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