Who shapes the future of design?

Who shapes the future of design?
Date: 15.4.15
Institution: Milan Design Week
Location: Milan, IT

Discussion Panel: Indy Johar, Thibault Brevet
Moderation: Jan Boelen


The Global Shift: Who shapes the future of design? –
The analogue/digital merger

A Discussion Forum by Vitra Design Museum during Milan Design Week 2015

Indy Johar is an architect and co-founder of the London-based studio 00, a collaborative of architects, strategic designers, programmers, social scientists, economists and urban designers practising design beyond its traditional borders. He is a serial co-founder of social ventures including wikihouse.cc and opendesk.cc and is a director of Data Science London and an advisor to the Earth Security Initiative.

Designer Thibault Brevet’s work – physical devices that are employed as a medium – is strongly influenced by his studies in engineering and physics. His Grand Central project of 2012 is an experimental social exploration through the combined mediums of art and machine, while the self-destructible interactive chair DRM of 2013 collapsed after being sat on eight times. Brevet works as an interaction designer at the EPFL-ECAL Lab in Switzerland.

Trained product designer Jan Boelen currently holds the position of artistic director of Z33, house for contemporary art in Hasselt, Belgium, a contemporary art and design exhibition space. He is head of the masters department »Social Design« and the master »Design Curating and Writing« at the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) and and curated BIO50, the 24th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana (SI), in 2014.