Special Guest Lecture: Rory Hyde - Potential Futures for Design Practice
2 May 2011
Rory Hyde: Potential Futures for Design Practice
About the lecture
The 21st century has conspired to produce a design landscape of unprecedented complexity, one that cannot be adequately addressed by the traditional tools of the design professions as they exist today.
While the mainstream may be slow to adapt, there are designers around the world eagerly carving out opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of practice and new kinds of design outcomes; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions.
This lecture draws together a number of these new roles for designers in the form of case studies; from design researchers AMO, social entrepreneurs BIG, long term strategists Sitra, design activist Camila Bustamante, to historical precedents such as Robin Boyd's role as public intellectual, and even some of Hyde's own design work in 'unsolicited architecture'.
This research is based upon an article of the same name published in 2010, currently being expanded for a book to be published later in 2011.
About the lecturer
Rory Hyde is an architect working across practice, building, research, writing and broadcasting. Originally from Melbourne he has been based in Amsterdam since early 2009 working on projects both here and in Australia.
As a designer and researcher, his recent clients have included the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Netherlands Architecture Institute, Two Fish advertising, Viktor and Rolf, Wallpaper magazine and Mediamatic.
Rory is currently in the process of examination of his PhD from RMIT University exploring new practice models enabled by new technologies and means for collaboration, particularly among small architectural practices.
Rory is a regular contributor to Volume magazine, Architecture Review Australia and the Huffington Post, as well as audio interviews to The Architects radio show, which he co-founded with Simon Knott and Stuart Harrison in 2005.
Rory was awarded RAIA Graduation Prize, RMIT Anne Butler Medal for design excellence, RAIA Award for Architecture in the Media, and recently featured in Wallpaper Magazine's 2010 Architects Directory.
For more information see his website cargocollective.com/roryhyde/#
Time: From 6.30pm
Location: Eastern Avenue Auditorium
Cost: This is a free event
Contact: John Elliott
Phone: 02 9351 7591