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Materials & Design: An Essential Collaboration with André McQueen

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.


Schedule + Special Guest:

Materials & Design: An Essential Collaboration with André McQueen

Wednesday, June 24th / 11am EDT

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 →


What you can expect:

  • Join Dr. Andrew Dent, EVP of Materials Research, as he welcomes leading material experts and thought leaders for a discussion on how these pivotal changes will affect your brand and what you can do to stay ahead.
  • Gain valuable insight into new materials and manufacturers working to solve for these current and future extreme environments.
  • Q+A following the conversation with our guest(s).


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Hosted by

  • Team member
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    Andrew Dent EVP Material Research @ Material ConneXion

  • Guest speaker
    Andre McQueen Innovation & Strategy Director @ The F_T_R

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