Members of Otago Polytechnic and Shanghai University of
Engineering Science (from left) Caroline Terpstra, Zhang
Jie, Xu Yaowei (partly obscured), Teng Jianyong, Mike
Waddell, Lin Lantian, Wang Chen, and Wu Yasheng with some
of the works on display in the Sister School Exhibition of
Art and Design. Photo by Jane Dawber.
An exhibition opened at the Dunedin Chinese Garden
yesterday celebrating the sister city relationship with
The Sister School Exhibition of Art and Design features work
by students and staff from the Otago Polytechnic and the
Shanghai University of Engineering and Science (SUES).
A delegation of eight SUES staff members attended the
SUES university council chairman Teng Jianyong said the works
portrayed the integration of society, the economy, culture,
and nature. Mr Jianyong said Dunedin, a ''charming and
beautiful coastal city'', had the right atmosphere for the
Otago Polytechnic communications director Mike Waddell said
the partnership was part of the polytech's
''internationalisation strategy'', and presented
opportunities for both institutions.
''For example, six of our fashion design students showed at
Shanghai Fashion Week this year, while SUES staff member
Alice Yao came to study in Dunedin and has become the first
graduate of our Master of Design Enterprise degree.''
The works, computer-generated urban design concepts, are
based on the idea of fitting design into the environment. The
exhibition will be open until mid-January.