5th Mar 2014 2:00pm
3rd Floor Mithras House, Main Gallery North.
2013-14 Urban + Interiors Matter Lecture Series.
Nick Gant, University of Brighton.
Nick Gant is co-director of the Inheritable Futures Laboratory (IF:Lab), sustainable design research group and Assistant Head of School for Economic and Social Engagement. He is cofounder of Community21 (online network and planning tool for sustainable communities) and director of acclaimed design consultancy Studio BoBo. Nick is an award winning industrial designer, researcher and design activist whose work investigates and demonstrates design agency. He has consulted for global branded organisations and developed applied research projects in collaboration with industrial, public and private sector partners, NGOs, charities and community groups. Alongside his academic and industrial work he also leads funded volunteer projects that explore and deliver community resilience. His design research explores material and digital, locality and community as means to facilitate sustainability and models for 'ecologies of scale' and social impact.