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Inspire Talks is an exciting opportunity to enjoy hearing about cutting edge topics from science and design. In the next session we will feature six student treasure hunters presenting their latest project on "Treasure Hunting 2022," a collaborative project between science and design conducted by DLX Design Lab (DLX) at the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo. This year, four students from the Royal College of Art (RCA), London, and two students from DLX participated in a two-month pilot project with the cooperation of three IIS research laboratories. Networking in the form of a poster session is planned after the presentations. Please come and enjoy casual conversation with treasure hunters and other visitors!
What kind of future will the collaboration of science and design make possible?
Date & Time: 2022/07/14(Thurs) 19:00-21:00
Venue: Shibuya Scramble Square 15F, SHIBUYA QWS Crosspark（+Live streaming on YouTube）
Language: English/Japanese (RCA students present in English, the rest will be in Japanese)
Co-hosted by: DLX Design Lab, DLX DESIGN ACADEMY, SHIBUYA QWS
Participation Fee: Free
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Timetable: 19:00-19:05 Introduction 19:05-19:10 DLX DESIGN ACADEMY・Treasure Hunting 2022 19:10-19:30: Presentation#1 19:30-19:40: Break 19:40-20:00: Presentation#2 20:00-20:20: Presentation#3 20:20-20:30 General Feedback 20:30-21:00 Poster Session + Networking
Speakers: Vedika Lall The Royal College of Art, Global Innovation Design M1 Vedika Lall is an impact designer who is driven by intuition and empathy. Her practice is centred on praxis with divergent and design thinking in the larger realm of human-centred research. She believes in the need to tackle complex problems, local or global, not just with solutions but with stories. She focuses on capturing overlapping narratives to reimagine existing frameworks, thereby addressing ‘wicked’ problems in innovative ways. Maroa-Isabell Al-sahlani The Royal College of Art, Global Innovation Design M1 Maroa-Isabell Al-Sahlani is a multidisciplinary designer with a background in Graphic Design & Illustration. She is interested in easily deployable systems that are specifically designed for the cultural context in which they inhabit. Maroa does this through Graphic design, science, technology and insight from first-hand experiences. Projects in the past have involved AR to solve censorship issues, physical computing and material driven sustainability in the Middle East. Fanny Chavanne The Royal College of Art, Global Innovation Design M1 Fanny Chavanne is a designer with a product and space design background. Originally from France, she has lived most of her life abroad, particularly in Africa. Her creations strive to offer a more reasoned design to question our relationship with matter and the more-than-human world. Currently, her research focuses on how to engage people differently with their environment, especially in rural communities. Xiaolin Peng The Royal College of Art, Global Innovation Design M1 Xiaolin Peng acts as a UX designer, a tinker, and an entrepreneur. His interests are human-machine interaction, anthropology, psychology, and the creative culture industry. He works with Yamakawa Lab and mainly focuses on the High-speed Flexible Robotics. His vision is to use design skills to bring a positive impact to the world. Kenta Masubuchi The University of Tokyo, DLX Design Lab M2 Kenta Masubuchi is a master's student at DLX Design Lab. He is conducting research on "Designing New Non-Visual Entertainment for the Visually Impaired," and working with collaborators in various fields such as mathematics, architecture, and art to create works focusing on the interaction between people and artefacts. Siyuan Zhang The University of Tokyo, DLX Design Lab M2 Siyuan Zhang is a DLX Design Lab student in the Emerging Design and Informatics Course with a global and interdisciplinary perspective. Trained as an information-science designer in partnership with other disciplines, and with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in the University of Michigan, She is interested in the design of future workspaces and creative economy with convergence of design and emerging technologies.