Alexandros Kallegias, based at the University of Liverpool, is leader and instructor with the Architectural Association in the UK, Greece and Turkey; a lecturer at UCL, and has previously taught at Oxford Brooks and the University of Liverpool. His practice background includes Senior Architect at Zaha Hadid Architects, acting as BIM Coordinator for numerous international projects.
#architecture #design research and computation #biomimetics #animated kinetic prototypes
Ben Blackwell completed a BA (Hons) and MArch in Architecture at Manchester School of Architecture and has worked as an architectural assistant at a firm in Manchester. Through this experience he has developed skills in both design and academic research. His previous work has dealt with topics such as infrastructure and urbanism as well as in iconicity in Architecture.
#Regeneration #Urban Design #Large-scale Urban Development #iconicity in architecture
Catharine Patha came to the UK from Canada to do an MSc at the London School of Economics and is now based at Lancaster. A published author, she has worked as a curator and art gallery director in Mayfair; for the architect Norman Foster; and has run a luxury womenswear label. She has a degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto and a Diploma from London’s Architectural Association.
#sustainability #architecture #migration trends #mobilities
Gemma May Potter is a participatory artist who works with cultural industries to engage the public via the intersections of material craft and digital technology. She is interested in the transformative qualities of making, she seeks to capture, interpret and make explicit subconscious experiences. Now based at Manchester Metropolitan University, Gemma seeks to explore our understanding of digital skill and craft labour.
#future skills #digital making #gaming #rewarding work
Ian Costabile is a composer and sound artist based in the department of Music at the University of Liverpool. He holds a BA degree in Composition (FMU, Brazil) and an MA in Art Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions (University of Liverpool). His research explores interactive sound spaces for composition and sound art, with a focus on spatial music, site-specific composition, three-dimensional soundscapes and sensor-based interactive media.
#music composition #soundscapes #curatorial knowledge #interactive media
Janett Adler is a Graphic Designer by profession, now based at Manchester Metropolitan University. She graduated from Berlin’s Lette-Verein, and studied for her Masters at Cambridge’s School of Art. Her PhD research interest is a crossover of design practice and satellite and space technologies. With 14 years of commercial and non profit experience in-house and agency (WPP), Janett has been ‘living’ graphic design across Europe, the Middle and Far East.
#satellite and space technologies #graphic design #design practice #brand development
Jemma Street is based in the University of Liverpool’s School of Architecture and holds a BA in Fine Art (Oxford University) and MA in History of Design (Royal College of Art). Working within internationally significant collections and museums, she has researched visual content for publications and products in both the commercial and heritage sectors. Jemma has collaborated on a number of image digitisation projects and her doctoral research aims to bridge analogue and digital visual technologies.
#photography #architecture #archives #visual curation
Jess Robins is interested in how communities are created and how they remain active and productive. With experience in education and training, Jess has taught digital skills, English as a Foreign Language, and sailing. Recently, she has worked as a designer on social media campaigns for business and non-profits; and designed learning programmes in the public sector. She is now based at Lancaster University.
#engagement #community building #placemaking #sustainability
Laura Wareing has worked for over five years in ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University on several co-design and knowledge exchange focused research projects; designing interactive tools and processes to support and facilitate co-design. Laura has a degree in Industrial Design and a Masters in Multi– disciplinary Design Innovation both from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne.
#co-design #health and wellbeing #design practice #services
Lee Omar is CEO of Red Ninja, a design led technology company, that co-create technology and Internet of Things (IoT) products for healthcare, transport, energy and urban planning sectors. He is a global expert on smart cities, advising the UK and Indian governments. Most recently he has been working with Google on IoT R&D for health and social care in cities. Lee is based at Lancaster University.
#smart cities #Internet of Things #healthcare #enterprise
Phoebe Kowalska specialises in Design Strategy, Design Futures and Design-driven innovation. She uses intuitive sensibility and brand awareness to create unique service and product opportunities, in pursuance of cultivating value creation. Phoebe’s research looks to explore the conscious and subconscious manifestations involved in the re-appropriation of everyday objects whilst reflecting on the contemporary experience economy. Phoebe is based at Manchester Metropolitan University.
#Subconscious Re-appropriation #Value Creation #Experience Economy Innovation #Everyday Objects
Veronica Pialorsi is a media psychologist based in the Arts & Media Department at the University of Salford. She holds a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Clinical Psychology completed in Italy, and a further specialisation in Media Psychology, at the University of Salford. With a strong interest towards innovation and new media, she researches the processes behind people’s interaction with technology to inform the design of user-driven technological tools.
#media psychology #interactive technology #digital inclusion #health and technology