DLD Conference presents a panel discussion on The Future of Organic Design featuring discussants Ross Lovegrove, Arturo Vittori, Andreas Vogler. This event was moderated by Paola Antonelli.
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Paola Antonelli is the Senior Curator of Architecture & Design and Director of Research & Development at MoMA in New York City. Her work investigates design’s influence on everyday experience, often including overlooked and unexpected objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science and technology. In addition to her role as Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA, Paola was appointed director of a new Research and Development initiative in 2012. She lectures frequently at high-level global conferences and coordinates cultural discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos. A true interdisciplinary, energetic, and generous cultural thinker, she is currently working on a project that considers the manifestations of violence in contemporary society through the lens of design, and on a series of experiments on the intersection of physical and digital in museums and curatorial practice.
Ross Lovegrove is a designer and visionary who's work is considered to be at the very apex of stimulating a profound change in the physicality of our three dimensional World.
Inspired by the logic and beauty of nature his designs possess a trinity between technology, materials science and intelligent organic form, creating what many industrial leaders see as the new aesthetic expression for the 21st Century. There is always embedded a deeply human and resourceful approach in his designs, which project an optimism, and innovative vitality in everything he touches from cameras to cars to trains, aviation and architecture.
Lovegrove was Born 1958 in Cardiff, Wales. Lovegrove graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with 1st Class BA Hons Industrial Design in 1980. He holds a Master of Design of Royal College of Art, London in 1983.
Arturo Vittori is an Italian architect is co-founder of the research and design studio Architecture and Vision (AV). After graduating from the University of Florence, he collaborated with Santiago Calatrava, Jean Nouvel and Francis Design on a variety of architectural projects and with Future Systems and Anish Kapoor on the subway station in Naples.
Vittori worked on aircraft, yacht and ship design in Toulouse, France and London, including designs for the interior for the first Airbus A380.
AV's projects have been exhibited internationally as in Centre Pompidou, Paris and are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Vittori teaches Industrial Design and Architecture at universities in Italy, Switzerland and the United States. He is a member of the Order of Architects of Viterbo Province, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Andreas Vogler is a Swiss architect and co-founder of the research and design studio Architecture and Vision (AV). He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He collaborated with Richard Horden in London and at the Technical University of Munich.
In addition to his own practice in Munich, he was Guest Professor at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, conducting research in prefabricated buildings. He has written numerous papers on space architecture and technology transfer.
AV's projects have been exhibited internationally as in Centre Pompidou, Paris and are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Vogler has taught Industrial Design and Architecture at universities in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Hong Kong. He is a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects, Deutscher Werkbund, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).