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Professor Wou Jung-Mei Wins Gold at the 2024 MUSE Design and Photography Awards

Taiwan Tech is proud to announce that Professor Wou Jung-Mei (吳榮梅), an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Architecture, has been awarded gold prizes at the prestigious 2024 MUSE Design Awards. This international competition is renowned for recognizing excellent and original design work from across the globe.

"Alchemy Garden", Professor Wou's award-winning scupture series 

Professor Wou's series "Alchemy Garden," which includes four sculptures titled "Flight," "Eternal," "Heart of the Maze," and "Metamorphosis," won Gold Awards in both the Concept Design and Concept Design Exhibition categories. Additionally, her series of photographic works—"Galaxy," "The Winged Nike," "Soaring Beyond Limits," and "Dandelion Fantasia"—garnered 11 gold awards in the professional group of the MUSE Photography Awards.

From Wou's "Dandelion Fantasia" series, winners of the Gold Prize in the Professional Art Photography- Abstract category and the Black & White Photography- Art category

Integrating societal ideals and aesthetics, Professor Wou's design philosophy is driven by her concern for sustainable development and the massive waste generated by fast consumption patterns. 
Professor Wou has been a dedicated educator at Taiwan Tech’s Department of Architecture for 17 years and also offers courses on “Introduction to Visual Aesthetics” at Taiwan Tech’s Centre of General Education. She believes that teaching is as important as creation, and that interaction and feedback with students enhance both teaching and learning.

Professor Wou is also renowned for her public art, including her permanent installation "City of Light" at Taichung's Autumn Red Valley Ecological Park.This sculpture challenges the limits of mechanical structure, achieving the imagery of lightness and flight through its curvature and surface treatment. For Professor Wou, public art should engage in dialogue with the public and respond to the environment.

Wou's public art work "City of Light" in the Autumn Red Valley Ecological Park, in Taichung , Central Taiwan

The MUSE Design Awards, established by the International Awards Association (IAA) in 2015, recognizes excellence in a variety of design disciplines, including Architectural Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Landscape Design, Lighting Design, and Packaging Design. The MUSE Photography Awards celebrate exceptional talent and creativity that push the limits of photography.
Congratulations to Professor Wou Jung-Mei on her outstanding achievements!


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