American designer Greg Lynn will present a public lecture in Melbourne, discussing how technology can help us foster new attitudes towards how we live, move and build.
The ‘Fast Forward from Animate FORM’ lecture – presented by Greg Lynn, the director of eponymous architecture and design firm, Greg Lynn FORM – will take place on 6 September.
The lecture will be part of Lynn’s role as the first Treseder Fellowship fellow-in-residence. The Fellowship program – an initiative by the Melbourne School of Design – helps a broad cross-section of industry experts who demonstrate a dedication to design-based innovation to visit Melbourne.
Lynn’s Melbourne lecture will look at technologies – such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Inverse Kinematics (IK) – that can be used to create “dynamic”, as opposed to static, projects and places.
Lynn is known for his technological boundary-pushing within design. His work commonly incorporates digital technology, and uses computer-aided design to create organic, fluid and unusual shapes in his architectural work. His work is in the permanent collections of design and architecture museums including the Canadian Centre for Architecture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ICA Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art.
Lynn has designed consumer products utilising new materials and manufacturing technologies with companies like Vitra, Alessi, Nike and Swarovski. He is also a co-founder and chief creative of the Boston-based intelligent lightweight mobility company, Piaggio Fast Forward, and was the winner of the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture.
‘Fast Forward from Animate FORM’ will be held at the Melbourne School of Design on 6 September. More details here.