Advisors

Board Advisor

ArtEco 

Board Advisor

ArtEco 

Richard Dasher

Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University since 1994. He served concurrently as the Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Systems in Stanford's School of Engineering from 1998 - 2015. His research and teaching focus on the flow of people, knowledge, and capital in innovation systems, on the impact of new technologies on industry value chains, and on open innovation management. Dr. Dasher serves on the advisory boards for national universities and research institutions in Japan and Thailand. He is on the selection and review committees of major government funding programs for science, technology, and innovation and in Canada and Japan. He is an advisor to start-up companies, business accelerators, venture capital firms, and nonprofits in Silicon Valley, China, Japan, and S. Korea. Dr. Dasher was the first non-Japanese person ever asked to join the governance of a Japanese national university, serving as a Board Director and member of the Management Council of Tohoku University from 2004 - 2010. Dr. Dasher received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from Stanford University. From 1986 – 90, he was Director of the U.S. State Department’s Advanced Language and Area Training Centers in Japan and Korea that provide full-time curricula to U.S. and Commonwealth Country diplomats assigned to those countries.

Board Advisor

ArtEco 

Honorary Director

Zhu Renmin Art Museum Silicon Valley

Richard Vinograd

The Christensen Fund Professor in Asian Art in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University, where he has taught since 1989. Dr. Vinograd’s research interests include Chinese portraiture, landscape painting and cultural geography, urban cultural spaces, painting aesthetics and theory, art historiography, and inter-media studies. He is the author of Boundaries of the Self: Chinese Portraits, 1600-1900 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992); co-editor of New Understandings of Ming and Qing Painting (Shanghai: Shanghai Calligraphy Painting Publishing House, 1994); and co-author of Chinese Art & Culture (New York: Prentice Hall and Harry N. Abrams, 2001). He has published more than thirty journal articles, anthology chapters, conference papers, and catalog essays on topics ranging from tenth-century landscape painting to contemporary transnational arts.

Board Advisor

ArtEco 

David Koren

 

 

Expert in marketing, communications, and business development for design firms. Currently the Executive Director of Marketing & Communications for TPG Architecture, David has over 20 years of experience leading marketing, business development, and communications for design firms such as Gensler, Perkins Eastman, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, ESI Design, and WSP. David is the author of The Architect’s Essentials of Marketing, a guide to marketing for architects, published by John Wiley & Sons and endorsed by the American Institute of Architects. In January 2008, David was named one of the "40 under 40" in Building Design & Construction magazine.

Beyond marketing for design firms, David is an innovator, consultant, and organizational founder in the areas of arts and culture, community building, public engagement, social entrepreneurship, and placemaking, with an interest in new innovations in culture, design, technology, and real estate. David led the team that created FIGMENT on Governors Island in NY Harbor in 2007, on the premise that everyone is an artist, and that art should be something that everyone should be able to create and interact with. The NYC festival has grown dramatically and now welcomes 20,000 participants each year who engage with 250+ arts projects. FIGMENT has spread to other cities (62 events in 19 cities in 5 countries so far as of the end of 2017). The Village Voice has named FIGMENT NYC the Best Art Festival in NYC. BBC Travel has written, “If Figment were a country, it would be the happiest in the world – and I would apply for citizenship immediately.” David’s book, FIGMENT (What is this? Why is nothing for sale? Why is everyone smiling?), is available on Amazon.

David is a frequent writer and speaker. He is a graduate of New York University (BFA in Dramatic Writing) and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland (M.Phil. in Irish Theatre). He has written two plays that are published by the Dramatic Publishing Company.