Feral Experimental: New Design Thinking

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July 18, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UNSW Galleries, Corner Oxford Street & Greens Road Paddington NSW

Benedikt Groß, 'Avena+ Test Bed' (2013) Photograph: Florian Vögtle/Stefan Eigner (Photographer); Hermann Benkler (Pilot).

Feral Experimental tests the limits of experimental practice in design thinking, speculative design, participatory and co-design.

Come and explore state-of-the-art strategies for challenges such as extreme wildfires, energy conservation and the preservation of cultural heritage.

Feral Experimental incorporates an exhibition, a symposium, workshops and a series of public lectures – highlighting real world applications and the impact of design methods currently being developed in universities and research centres.

Experimental approaches to design thinking are engaged with user experiences via cultural probes and tangible interactions, embracing design ethnography, design anthropology, and new combinations of technology.

See innovative data collection methods such as sensors, cameras, and GPS tracking that measure the effect of cycling, and emulate seeing through another’s eyes.

Exhibition includes: Emotiv (San Francisco), Design Anthropology Innovation Model(Copenhagen), The Machine to be Another (Barcelona), Energy and Co-designing Communities (London), Indoor Climate Provotypes (Sønderborg), Avena+ Test Bed(Stuttgart), and Co-designing for Disaster Preparedness (Melbourne).

Discussion panels will be led by prominent design thinkers such as Cameron Tonkinwise, (Carnegie Mellon University), Pittsburgh. Curated by Katherine Moline(UNSW Art & Design | National Institute for Experimental Arts).

Exhibition: 18 Jul-30 Aug, 10am-5pm
Panels and Workshops: 20-22 Aug, Wed-Fri 10am-5pm




National Institute for Experimental Arts UNSW
02 8936 0619