• Lu-Lin (Jerry) Cheng

    Associate Professor

    Duke University USA, PH.D

    Lu-Lin (Jerry) Cheng, an associate professor at the Department of Industrial Design, Shih Chien University, was a former Associate Research Fellow at the Academia Sinica Institute of Sociology, who received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University in the United States. He has published extensively on research regarding industrial and economic sociology and the sociology of design, in prominent periodicals including the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Regional Economies, Regional Studies, the International Journal of Design, the Taiwanese Journal of Sociology, and Taiwanese Sociology. A member of the editorial committee of the International Journal of Design, Cheng has penned numerous columns on design from a sociological perspective for The South Magazine, Business Next, The Affairs, and La Vie magazines.


    Since joining the SCID faculty in 2015, Lu-Lin Cheng has founded the Design x Society Lab (DXS Lab), which aims to distill new sociological perceptions for the design age. By developing various knowledge sets on the cross-fertilization, mutual provocation, and bilateral efforts between design and society, the organization hopes to produce approachable concepts on the ground that give back to society. Cheng served as a consultant on the 2015 Taipei Design City Exhibition, and curated with the team Upsidedn for the 2018 Dao Di Design Exhibition. Subsequent to launching the DxS series with the 2020 publication of “The Marriage of Design and Society,” the next book in the four-volume series, “Folk Art Reimagined,” is slated for publication in 2022, to be followed by “A Theory of Everyday Objects” in 2024.

    Email   lulin@g2.usc.edu.tw

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