Siyan’s field of research is emerging culture and practices in making and personal fabrication. Drawing on a long-term involvement with alternative research spaces as Fab Labs, makerspaces and maker start-ups in both China and U.S., her research examines the intricacies of the innovation process to understand where and how creativity can be cultivated. Siyan is also making efforts on extending the makers’ culture to traditional learning spheres, bringing together different innovative sources to form a new education paradigm highlighting creativity and human nature that better suits the future society.
- Lift:LabSince 2016, Lift has been running a new, experimental format designed to help project teams, re-imagine and accelerate their innovations, and to connect with the bigger picture of what is happening in society.
- Lift:CommunityLift runs initiatives around the world to engage communities to co-create, prototype and find solutions for a better future.
- Lift:EventsSince 2006, Lift has been organizing events using a unique approach, combining collaborative intelligence and open innovation, inspiring change makers to solve business and social challenges.