We are so pleased to be involved with this year’s Design Institute of Australia DIAlogues series. The overarching topic for the series is “Technology and Design – The perfect marriage?”, with each of the three events discussing a different question that sits within this realm.
The second event in the series will be held on Tuesday 16 September 2014, with panelists addressing the topic: ‘For as long as we both shall live – Or until the best best thing arrives anyway!’ In this event, the panelists will discuss lifecycle, economy and ethics and whether technology has replaced the idea of longevity and timelessness in our designs. They will interrogate whether in our quest to keep up with technology, have we forgotten about the principles of sustainable and ethical design.
In the lead up to the day, here is a quick introduction to the moderators and panelists that will be discussing these challenging issues:
MICHAEL MOLLOY | F.D.I.A. B.A. (HONS) INTERIOR DESIGN, M.BUILT ENVIRONMENT (URBAN DESIGN)
Lecturer – QUT Faculty of Creative Industries – School of Design
Design Director – Jamm Studio
Senior Design Consultant – Destravis Group
Michael Molloy is an interior designer with professional and academic experience in North America, UK, South East Asia and Australia and has spread his ideas across many industry sectors. He is proficient in all aspects of projects, which makes him an excellent strategic player in project conceptualization, delivery and peer review. His academic and professional talent is highly regarded and makes him a frequent member of award panels.
He is a lecturer in Interior Design at Queensland University of Technology, a Senior Design Consultant with The Destravis Group and runs his own small design practice on the Sunshine Coast – Jamm Studio.
PhD Candidate & Sessional Academic – QUT Faculty of Creative Industries School of Design
Course Convenor – QCA (Chinese University of Hong Kong Campus)
Principal Designer – 57design + illustration
An experienced illustrator, designer and art director with 18 years experience including museum exhibition design and sustainable graphic design, Becky still operates the Brisbane-based sustainable design studio—57design + illustration. Her academic passions are sociology, sustainability ethics and practice, design process, aesthetic style and social justice, and her PhD research topic is “The role of aesthetic style in the visual communication of climate change”, due for completion mid-2015.
Director LAVA Asia Pacific
Adjunct Professor of Architecture, UTS
Chris Bosse founded LAVA [Laboratory for Visionary Architecture] with Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck in 2007 as a network of creative minds with a research and design focus. LAVA now has offices in Sydney, Shanghai, Stuttgart and Berlin. Educated in Germany and Switzerland, Bosse bases his work on the computerised study of organic structures and resulting spatial conceptions. His award-winning design projects have won Bosse an international reputation as a new generation architect who pushes the boundaries of traditional structure and architecture by digital and experimental form -finding.
Bosse was a key designer of the Beijing Olympics Watercube, winner of the Atmosphere Award at the 9th Venice Architecture Biennale. The following year he received the Emerging Architect RIBA award and in 2012 Perspective’s 40 Under 40 for Asia’s rising design stars. LAVA has won many awards including the Premier’s Award at the NSW Architecture Awards, Sydney Design Award, Australian Interior Design Award, Australian Timber Design Award, UN partnered ZEROprize Re-Skinning Award, I. D. Annual Design Review, IDEA Award, AAFAB AA London, Cityscape Dubai Award Sustainability; commendations include Well Tech Award and Dedalo Minosse International Prize.
CEO and Technical Director of Global GreenTag Pty Ltd
Technical Director of Ecospecifier
Immediate Past President, Current Vice President of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society
Baggs is an award winning chartered architect, sustainability, energy-efficiency and eco-materials consultant with over 30 years experience in sustainable development design and consulting on some of Australia’s most iconic green projects. He is both a Green Star and LEED Accredited Professional. David is a regular keynote speaker and has been voted in 2009-10 as one of Australia’s top 50 and in 2011-2013, as one of the Top 100 most influential individuals in environmental issues in a 6 Continent poll run by ABC Carbon as well as one of the Top 50 Australian Sustainable Building Leaders 2012 by YourFutureHome.com.au readers.
Since its humble beginnings in late 2010, POP has established itself as an innovative leader in the design and manufacture of concrete based products. Alongside its own product designs, POPconcrete collaborates closely with architects, designers and specifiers to ensure the best outcome for their original design intent. As the spearhead of a small design department that works from within the manufacturing factory, Jouni is never far from the manufacturing process. This creates an intimate relationship between the design development process, the understanding of materials used and innovation in the manufacturing techniques employed. Adopting a dogmatic approach to innovation and an adherence to the design and manufacture of products with an evolving value, POPconcrete products buck the trend of a high volume, expendable consumer mind set.
Program Leader of Industrial Design and 3D Design Digital Media, Griffith University.
Jennifer has a PhD is in Industrial Design, with a research focus on sustainable design practice and experience as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood. With an industry background in mass production, her research interests are the re-localisation of manufacturing, socio-cultural sustainability, learning through making (digital fabrication) and the impact of disruptive technologies, such as 3D printing, on patterns of design, production and consumption.
Interested? Grab your ticket and get along:
5.30pm for 6.00pm start, event concludes 8.30pm – Tuesday 16 September 2014
The Edge – State Library of Qld, Stanley Street, South Brisbane
0422 945 479