Autonomatic Invited presentation @ The World Design Congress in Beijing
November 26, 2009
October / November is turning out to be such a hectic period that it is proving difficult keeping the blog up to date with news worthy events.
One of the major news stories is that Tavs travelled to Beijing to deliver an invited presentation to Icograda – World Design Congress during the first ever Beijing Design Week. Icograda is ’The International Council of Graphic Design Associations’. Apart from delivering the presentation titled “Digital Drawing”, Tavs was also invited to sit on a Discussion Panels debating the topic of ‘cross disciplinary collaboration in design’ along with ARUP’s senior consultant Dan Hill, Fiona Raby from the RCA and Thomas Castro, Jeroen Barendse from the Dutch design group LUST.
A final contribution from Tavs was a question and answer panel session with the rest of the “Define” parallel sessions speakers: David Small from MIT, design critic Peter Hall (UK, US), Daniel Makoski Microsoft and up-and-coming Chinese Book designer Les Suen.
The event opened with a day of keynote presentations at the impressive National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, including the presentation of the Adobe Achievement Awards. The conference then moved venue to Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) for parallel sessions and later in the week also an educational conference. Icograda formed the key focus of Beijing’s first ever design week which featured a number of events across the city.
More on the event here: www.beijing2009.org/index-eng.htm
More on Icograda here: www.icograda.org