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Everything Forever Now Weekend Workshop & Symposium

  • (Seminar)
  • When: 2 - 5 March 2012 | 09:00-14:00
  • Where: The Park Ventures Ecoplex

In association with the exhibition Everything Forever Now, TCDC and the British Council invite young/emerging designers who are passionate about sustainable issues to participate in an intensive 3-day workshop from Friday 2 March to Sunday 4 March, and a symposium on Monday 5 March.

In association with the exhibition Everything Forever Now, TCDC and the British Council invite young/emerging designers who are passionate about sustainable issues to participate in an intensive 3-day workshop from Friday 2 March to Sunday 4 March, and a symposium on Monday 5 March.

Everything Forever Now Weekend Workshop
2- 4 March 2012 / 9.00 – 14.00

This intensive workshop will offer designers the chance to work together as teams to develop new design solutions to a given brief. The workshop exercise will be a means to explore sustainability as a positive factor in the design process. The workshop is a fantastic opportunity to work together in teams with like-minded peers from around East Asia. It will be led by Clare Brass in the UK with four local facilitators. The workshop will be focused around a street food brief that the teams will address over the weekend from research through to final presentations.

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Everything Forever Now Symposium
Monday 5 March 2012 / 9.00 – 17.15

The coming decade promises dramatic leaps forward in environmentally and socially conscious design. Leading the way are a number of innovators who are already developing sustainable solutions that encourage a revolution in thinking around what it means to be ‘eco’ in the 21st century. From new materials and energy sources through to upcycling for mass manufacture and design for longevity, the next generation of green thinkers promises to improve our relationship with the environment both now and well into the future. Each of the world-class speakers brought together for this symposium represents a different industry, yet they all share a proactive, ambitious and aspirational approach to sustainable design.

The aim of this day is to explore different approaches and examples and to stimulate discussion and debate around the directions in which sustainable design is heading.

Henrietta Thompson, Chair
Henrietta Thompson is curator of Everything Forever Now. Former design editor of Wallpaper, now editor-at-large, Henrietta has held senior editing roles at TANK, Blueprint, Dazed & Confused, Winkreative and Phaidon. Passionate about democratic design and the potential for the creative industries to create real change, Henrietta writes regularly about architecture, design and technology for publications including the Guardian, the Independent, Business Life, Esquire, and Conde Nast Traveler. Henrietta has commissioned and curated several exhibitions both in the UK and abroad, and is the author of five books, most recently Remake It, published by Thames & Hudson.

Paul Priestman

Paul Priestman is co-founding director of Priestmangoode, a leading multidisciplinary design consultancy specialising in transport, aviation, environment and product design for a roster of significant brands across the globe. Priestmangoode believes in using intelligent design solutions to transform businesses. Over the last 25 years, its record of award-winning designs has firmly established the studio as a visionary and innovative leader in user- and passenger-focused design. From the first lie-flat airline seat for Virgin Atlantic in the early nineties to designing the fastest trains and the smallest hotel rooms in the world, Priestmangoode’s designs have revolutionised the aviation, transport and hospitality industries. Priestmangoode recently opened its first overseas office in Qingdao, China.

Julia Lohmann
Julia Lohmann is a multidisciplinary designer, based in London and Hamburg. Lohmann uses her work on the threshold of design, art and science to probe our attitudes towards the world that sustains us. Lohmann’s objects and installations are exhibited worldwide and are part of private and public collections, among them the MoMA in New York. Julia Lohmann holds degrees in Product and Graphic Design, and researches in Design Products at the Royal College of Art and at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. She has been appointed Professor of Design at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg and is a visiting lecturer at British and European design schools. Lohmann’s current focus is on developing an experimental body of work using kelp as a design material as part of an AHRC-funded, practice-based collaborative PhD studentship at the Royal College of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Theodore Bird
Theodore Bird is a project developer and founder of the Aerogenerator Project – a next generation wind turbine with potential to halve the cost of wind energy invented and developed in the UK. He graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Industrial Design. His first major project was to develop an innovative rail cargo system on behalf of the British Government. Theo is a member of the industrial advisory board for the Offshore, Process & Energy Engineering Department at Cranfield University.

Sompit Moi Fusakul
Assistant Professor Sompit Moi Fusakul holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art (London); MID (with Honors) from Rhode Island School of Design (New York) and a BArch from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand) where she has since been working full time as a lecturer in the Industrial Design programme.In 2003, Sompit received The Government Officer of the Year Award from The Royal Thai Government. In 2008, She was awarded the Silapatorn Artist in the area of Creative Design by Thailand Ministry of Culture. The Silapathorn Award honours prominent Thai Contemporary artists. Sompit’s multi-disciplinary practice includes the development of ‘Interactive Ornaments’, a range of jewellery that reflects emotional changes of the wearers’ minds. In 2007, Sompit set up a now annual design project called ‘Another Life: Company Rejuvenation’, aimed at building up a platform for research on how design students and lecturer work together with selected fatigued and obsolete companies in looking for new directions to restore and rejuvenate business.

Chompoonuj Weerakitti
Chompoonuj Weerakitti has been Director of Material ConneXion Bangkok at the Thailand Creative & Design Center since 1995. Concurrently she has also been working at Nike Thailand Liaison Office as Lead Footwear Materials Manager, following on from several years at the company that included a role as Apparel Fabric Developer from 1993 to 1995.

Yuttana Anothaisintawee
Yuttana is Managing Director of Triple Pim Company and inventor of the innovative Garmento Board. His special expertise is in eco-design and the creation of products and materials from waste. The company’s product range includes fashion accessories, homewares and furniture produced from industrial waste and the invention and production of the innovative construction material Garmento board. With a background in design, international freight, logistics and customs, Yuttana lectures regularly at a number of universities including Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin, Chulalongkorn University. His work has won many awards including the Design Innovation Contest of National Innovation Agency (2009); Silver at the Seoul International Invention Fair (2008) and ICFF Editors Award for Best Material in New York (2010). Triple Pim was also voted fifth in the list of Top Ten Innovation Businesses (2010) and won the CBS Innovator Awards (2011).

To register for this event please contact Chayanut Ratanachai (Jelly) by Wednesday 29 February at info@chronicle.co.th +66 (0) 87 095 7703.

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