Morag, Uwe and Andrew have been invited to address the broad topic of experiential design from an exhibition, placemaking, workplace, and brand experience perspective. Our open format speakers will expand on these areas from a personal, local perspective through workshops, presentations and happenings.

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Morag Myerscough


(Studio Mysercough, UK)
@MoragMyerscough

Escaping, thinking, engaging, collaborating, exploring, adapting, narrating, making, mixing, coloring, socializing, playing...
Morag Myerscough’s work is characterised by an engaging boldness, creating specific, local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the work, using it to create community and build identity. Morag makes places from spaces that people like to be in, that stimulate and often make you smile. She creates and curates many di erent types of work. The eclectic breadth of work covers the conversion of a train to a café, a tweet building, a love temple, a supersize camera obscura, several schools and hospital wards and interpreting lots of types of buildings. Morag has just completed the design of ‘DESIGNER MAKER USER’, the permanent exhibition for the new Design Museum, London and is currently working on installations at the Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne. Morag regularly speaks globally about ‘belonging’ and ‘making spaces into places.’

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Uwe Brückner


(Atelier Brückner, Germany)
@Szenographie

Prof Uwe R. Brückner is an architect, stage designer, scenographer and curator, founder and creative director of the internationally active Atelier Brückner. He is founding member of the Institute of Interior Design and Scenography at the Academy of Art and Design FHNW in Basel. Uwe is co-founder and co-director of the International Scenographers' Festival IN3 in Basel. With more than 300 lectures, workshops and jury memberships in over 20 countries, he is renowned as an internationally successful exhibition designer and sought-after expert for museum architecture, scenography and exhibition design. Following his design philosophy »form follows content«, he focuses on the individual, content-generated design of spatial stagings and stands for a holistic, integrative, multidisciplinary, syn-aesthetic and content consistent design approach.

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Andrew Balster


(Archeworks, USA)
@archeworks

Andrew is a Chicago-based leader operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism, public policy, sociology, and academia. Working closely with influential leaders in the public and private sector, ranging from architects and planners to government officials and social activists, he creates research platforms with universities to explore many forms of cultural production. In practice, Andrew has worked on projects that are broad in typology and scale – ranging from small civic centres to super-tall towers to entire urban districts. Andrew was a Senior Designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in Chicago on several award-winning projects located all over the globe. He received an MScAAD and an MArch with distinction from the University of Edinburgh in the UK. Andrew joined Archeworks as Executive Director in February 2015.

Nils Wiberg


Nils is an Interactive Artist and Interaction Designer from Sweden, based in Iceland. Nils’ design work focuses on bringing Tangible Computing to the realm of exhibition design. As an Interaction Designer with a background in cognitive science and human computer interaction, he specialises in the creation of immersive experiences where people reach insight through an unconscious process of intuition, striving to poeticise the distance between man and technology. His art is likewise focused on generating insights and questions on complex matters of artifice, ideas, theories or prospects and includes intangible design fictions through a range of media; be it a dress that adapts to the Dow Jones index, a government institute that collects the echoes of abandoned buildings or letting dancers explore the fidelity of interactive space. He hopes therefore to achieve parafunctional ‘aha moments’ where the pretense of the design is the object of attention.

Open Format Speakers

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Cally O'Neil


(Co-opcooperative)

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Matthew Wilson


(Seashore Cabaret & Good Fortune Coffee)

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Stephen McDougall


(Studio Pacific Architecture)

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Whare Tima


(Studio Pacific Architecture)

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Tessa Baty


(Wellington Museum)

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David Walle


(Wellington Museum)

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Nick Mouat


(Athfields Architects)

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Zac Athfield


(Athfields Architects)

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Sophie Vial


(Athfields Architects)

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Sir Richard Taylor


(Weta Digital)