UTSpeaks: Opening up design
We live in many environments created for us by designers, architects and urban planners. But the combined forces of cultural change, the advent of digital technologies, public interactivity and globalisation are now shifting the way these creative professions operate.
Design is opening up.
In this public lecture the speakers present an exciting picture of the future of architecture and design - a future in which all of us will play an increasing role in shaping our world.
The evening will start with 6pm drinks with viewing of Models of Invention: the Science Fiction of Leonardo da Vinci in the UTS Foyer.
Kees Dorst is Professor of Design and Associate Dean Research at UTS's faculty of Design, Architecture and Building. He trained as an Industrial Design Engineer at Delft University of Technology and studied philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has worked as a designer, consultant, editor of a leading design magazine and managed design firms. His research focuses on the way designers think and work. He has published numerous articles and four books including Understanding Design in 2006.
Associate Professor Bert Bongers is grounded in technology, human sciences, the arts, education and practice. His research combines insights gained from musical instrument design, interactive architecture, video performances, and interface development for multimedia systems to establish frameworks for the interaction between people and technology. At UTS he founded the Interactivation Studio, a testing ground for new computer interfaces for expression, performance, and interactive environments.
Anthony is a UTS Senior Lecturer and Director of the Masters of Digital Architecture and Director of the design practice Offshore Studio. A Masters graduate of Columbia University and the University of New South Wales, he specialises in issues on contemporary architectural design and theory related to technology and its implications for the built environment. He has lectured internationally and in 2007 co-edited "Network Practices: New Strategies in Architecture and Design".