The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) is the only institution of higher education for fine arts under the administration of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. The academy is committed to building a discipline structure of modern education for fine arts where disciplines such as plastic arts, design, architecture, and humanities support and influence each other. CAFA has become a leading academy in the field of high education for fine arts in China as well as plays an important role in the world-class fine arts schools.
Xuewei Zhao is a Ph.D. candidate in design at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, with her main research interests in sustainable design, product design, etc. Mr. Kombucha‘s Lab has already been exhibited in several green-material-related exhibitions in China, and the designer herself is also dedicated to promoting SCOBY materials through workshops.