2nd workshop of TICTaD

Teaching Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Thinking about Design | double lecture Hilmar Gamper & Danny Wills

23.11.2016, 10.30 Uhr
Technikerstraße 21, Architekturgebäude Foyer UG

About TICTaD
TICTaD is a part of EUREGIO, an initiative by the University of Trento, the Free University of Bolzano, and the University of Innsbruck to promote collaboration amongst them. In a series of three full-day workshops, selected students from architecture, design, and infor- mation science engage in an interdisciplinary collaboration to design functional artifacts. Each school hosts one workshop and invites two speakers to talk about their experience in interdisciplinary design and collaboration. The workshop consists of two parts: a public lecture in the morning and a workshop limited to selected students in the after- noon. Hilmar Gamper and Danny Wills will present their experience in collaborative design and engage in an open discussion afterward. In the afternoon, the selected students will work in mixed groups on a design issue and discuss their functional artifacts with the speakers.

Hilmar Gamper - Musician and Artist. 35 years ago Hilmar Gamper started to work on his „Fantastic Cities.“ Since then, 20 cities have been conceived and documented as large-sized hand drawn maps. Hilmar wrote that he engaged in designing cities as a „relaxing hob- by, that was never intended to become public,“ thus was taken by surprise when he was invited to exhibit his work at Parallel Vienna in 2014. As the Fantastic Cities were inspired by science fiction litera- ture, traveling to real cities, and the freedom of a habit not responsib- le to anybody, Hilmar created „a genuine and sophisticated science fiction universe in his mind“ and expressed this universe in his maps. „Constructing my cities takes years. Exactly like real ones they per- manently grow and change: This is why the presented cities can only be snapshots in a continuous process.“

Danny Wills - Architect and Researcher. Danny‘s work investigates rural and urban issues through ecological systems thinking in regards to food, landscape, and water. His work has won several awards and has been published in Wallpaper* Magazine, CLOG, Trans Magazin, Urban Infill, Citizen K Magazine, and The Drawing Center’s Drawing Papers Series, as well as several online sources including Domus, BLDGBLOG and ArchDaily.
Danny is a researcher and a design studio critic at the Chair of Ar- chitecture and Urban Design at the ETH Zürich Department of Ar- chitecture, and a project architect at the Urban-Think Tank, an inter- disciplinary architecture and urban design practice in Zurich. He has also worked as a teaching assistant at The Cooper Union, lecturing on the topics of landscape and sustainability.

Project coordinators of the ‚Group Innsbruck‘ are assoz. Prof. DI Andreas Flora and Alexander Gogl, Gestaltung1
Image: Danny Wills