Riding on the Edge of Control
Creative Innovation Across Disciplines Seminar Series
In this seminar from the School of Art & Design, Dries Verbruggen, one of the founders of Unfold Studio, will discuss how the subject of control, both reclaiming and relinquishing of it, is an essential part of the work of Unfold, based in Antwerp, Belgium.
- From: Thursday 31 May 2018, 12.30 pm
- To: Thursday 31 May 2018, 2 pm
- Location: Chaucer CHR2603, Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham NG1 4FQ,
In this talk, “Riding on the Edge of Control”, Dries Verbruggen will discuss how the subject of control, both reclaiming and relinquishing of it, is an essential part of the work of design studio Unfold, based in Antwerp, Belgium. Designers today are reclaiming some responsibilities lost during the transition from craftsman to industrial designer and becoming more autonomous again in production, financing or promotion of their work. This is a subject that runs through many of our projects. But on the other hand, we’re interested in relinquishing control, from the open sourcing of our ceramic 3D printing process and intensively working with the network of makers.
Dries Verbruggen graduated at the Design Academy Eindhoven, department of Man and Living in 2002. Besides Unfold he works as a mentor at the Masters Department at the Design Academy Eindhoven and previously held positions at Colorado State University, USA; LUCA School of Arts, University College of Art and Design, BE and at the ICT and Media Design department of the Fontys University of Applied Sciences, NL.
The seminar will be hosted by Pip Spoerry, Head of Visual Arts, and will consist of a talk in Chaucer CHR2603 (City Campus) followed by questions and discussion. This event is free to attend and registration is not required.
For any queries, please contact Dr Iryna Kuksa
Photo credit: Kristof Vrancken
50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham NG1 4FQ