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On Invention: Four Lessons An Evening Presentation by Paula Wallace, President and Founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

May 30, 2016 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

unnamed (5)Savannah College of Art and Design’s President and Founder, Paula Wallace, will share with the Hong Kong community her insights on global education as well as her remarkable story behind the creation of the most revered and comprehensive art and design university in the world in an one-off talk, “On Invention: Four Lessons,” on June 8 at Asia Society.

The veteran U.S-based educator will present her new memoir, The Bee and the Acorn, which captures her bittersweet journey of pursuing an education dream, from initial struggles to the turning point of success.

Building a new kind of university, President Wallace married innovative education with career preparation – ultimately earning SCAD the recognition of “The University for Creative Careers”, with 98 percent of SCAD’s alumni employed or pursuing further educationwithin ten months of graduation, according to the latest SCAD job survey.

President Paula Wallace says: “I imagined a student-centred university where the hands readily made what the mind dreamt and what the heart desired. SCAD is that magical triad of a place. The Bee and the Acorn is my way of sharing with others what they can do, if only they dare to try”.


SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace

Arianna Huffington, co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post says: “Paula Wallace built one of the world’s premier institutions of design, art, and education. In her candid and compelling memoir, she weaves the story of its founding together with her deeply personal meditations on creativity, family, and faith.”

SCAD started in Savannah, GA USA in 1978 with an initial enrolment of 71 students in one building. Today the university is a global network of 45,000 student and alumni, with four campuses in Savannah and Atlanta (U.S.), Lacoste (France) and Hong Kong. As art and culture plays an increasingly important role in the region’s economy, students and parents alike are looking to SCAD as the region’s leader in art and design education.

Tickets can be purchased online at at HKD200 for Asia Society members and HKD 300 for non-members.

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