Thursday 23rd March, 6.30pm Design Species
What happens when you put people, design and technology together? Which environmental species and positions emerge, and how do they relate to each other, if they relate at all? Ranging from sensory and extra-sensory space-time distortions; ?design noir? - investigating behaviours beyond the normative and/or dystopian; radical media pragmatism or advanced tools, what form of cultural positioning are their practitioners applying in relation to the sciences? And what claim do they place on the future, now that the future has arguably been devalued, and indeed put at risk of being pseudo-comprehensively ?future proofed? by commercial interests?
Professor Tony Dunne, Head of Interaction Design, Royal College of Art, and co-director, Dunne + Raby, London
Usman Haque, architect, and teacher, Bartlett School of Architecture, London
Philippe Rahm, architect, co-founder of architectural duo Décosterd & Rahm, now working solo, Paris, and Diploma Unit Master, Architectural Association, London
Kas Oosterhuis, architect and founder of ONL, multidisciplinary design office and Professor of Architecture, TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, The Netherlands
Shared Territories: Anglo-Dutch Debate Series
The School of Architecture + Design at the Royal College of Art is hosting a series of Anglo-Dutch evening debates in the spring of 2006 called Shared Territories on contemporary issues in design and architecture. Free of charge, these evenings give the public and students an opportunity to hear a distinguished selection of Dutch and UK based or connected practitioners discuss critical themes relevant to contemporary design and architecture. These include the challenges their disciplines are facing internationally, not just at home or in Europe. Individual events will tackle urban design strategies and procurement processes; the qualities of ?glocal? product design; pinpoint new directions in ?inclusive? design, and explore what happens when you put design, people, technology together and envision the future. The debates will be chaired by Lucy Bullivant, curator, critic and author.
The Shared Territories design series is supported by the Mondriaan Foundation, the Netherlands Architecture Fund and the Royal Netherlands Embassy.
In addition to the series, lectures and workshops involving Dutch practitioners will be staged at the Royal College of Art in 2006. Details to be announced.
Tel: 020 7590 4322/4274
Debate venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7.
Please use Jay Mews Entrance
Added by frank.a on February 21, 2006