About this webinar
From unprecedented brush and forest fires to record-breaking rainfalls, the effects of global warming require us to adapt and prepare for an intense future.
Materials for an Extreme Future is a series of discussions hosted by Dr. Andrew Dent, surrounding material and technology solutions that address the extremes we will continue to face: temperature, wetter conditions, and overpopulation, as well as pollution and bacterial/viral threats.
( ! ) This event will be recorded and made available to all academic members. Student registration is not required.
Special Guest: André McQueen, Innovation & Strategy Director at The F_T_R
During this conversation, we'll discuss the importance of collaboration between materials and design. How can these elements work in concert to create a more sustainable product / space? What are the implications of favoring one over the other? What should we pay attention to when designing and selecting materials?
André McQueen is a multi-faceted innovation consultant combining expertise in trend forecasting, design, engineering, and storytelling.
Originally a footwear designer, Andre has worked on a variety of innovation platforms as a Trend Forecaster at WGSN, Stylus: Innovation & Advisory and The Future Laboratory. Past clients include Nike, Adidas, Burberry, Coutts, and Samsung.
André is also a visiting Lecturer of Future Theory and Experimental Design at Fashion Retail Academy, Royal College of Art, and Imperial College London.
The F_T_R is a London-based interaction design studio that works on creating engaging and delightful experiences through contextually considered storytelling. Learn more →
Material ConneXion is a single destination for designers and engineers to interact with new, innovative materials, and find inspiration across industries.
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