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University of Melbourne presents Future Design Research symposium

Symposium: September 29–30, 2022, 9am

On September 29 and 30, the Future Design Research: Experiments, Disruptions, Affordances conference will be held at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Register here for an online and in-person conference with speakers from around the world.

The symposium will analyze new opportunities offered by digital technology for current design practice, the building industry, and education. It will also examine design innovation.

It will also look at how these new creative methods might lead to significant societal and cultural change, technological growth, and improvements in fabrication and building.

In-person keynote guests include: Jenny Wu of Los Angeles-based practice Oyler Wu / Theodore Spyropoulos, Director of the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory and Director at Minimaforms / Carroll Go-Sam, (University of Queensland) Lecturer and researcher with focus on the intersection of Indigenous themes in architecture and place keeping. / Lisa Grocott leads the Future of Work and Learning research program in the Emerging Technologies Lab (Monash University). 

What opportunities and disruptions exist in the future for design research, among other questions that were discussed at the Future Design Research symposium? What opportunities exist for design research advances in the digital era across practice, education, and industry? How can design research collaborate with business to address the environmental crisis? What new directions are artificial intelligence and smart materials opening up for design research? How may emergent creative processes result in significant social and cultural change, technological advancement, and improvements in fabrication and construction? What function does design research serve in the classroom?

See the symposium website for full programme and details.

Locations: Glyn Davis Building (MSD), University of Melbourne Parkville campus; The Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne.