Modes of interaction with Iain Kerr
WORKSHOP - Designing for Creativity

April 16, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, UH Manoa iLab (Building 37) Add to Calendar

Modes of interaction with Iain Kerr April 15-18
Spurse Research Collective Associate
Associate Professor of Innovation Design
Co-Director MIX Lab, Feliciano Center, Montclair State University
Associate for Critical Engagements, University of Maine

Iain Kerr is a designer, systems thinker, and social entrepreneur, working at the intersection of creativity, ecology, and emergent systems. With a background in Architecture, Design, Art and Philosophy he brings a unique perspective to issues of social innovation, design and entrepreneurship. His work is focused on inventing novel creative processes to transform seemingly intractable problems into problems worth having. Iain has spent the last two decades developing and teaching unique transformative models of creative processes.

WORKSHOP - Designing for Creativity – Saturday April 16th – Day long UH iLab
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More on Iain Kerr

As the co-director of the MIX Lab Iain has developed new curriculum for using 3d printing to activate design thinking processes far from the normal realms of Industrial Design and Engineering. This innovative curriculum is at the heart of the lab’s certificate program in Innovation Design and Rapid Prototyping, as well as at the forefront of reimagining Design Thinking as a powerful tool of innovation at all scales of action. In addition to co-directing the MIX Lab Iain is a co-founder of the boundary blurring design consultancy SPURSE which has been at the forefront of ecological research, experimental design, and innovation leadership for the last fifteen years. While developing ground breaking ways to probe, catalyze, disrupt and re-imagine systems both large and small they have collaborated with communities, organizations, and individuals from the high arctic to the inner cities in Bolivia. Their award winning projects reveal an astonishing range of creative solutions to effecting real change: from restaurants, wetlands, wayfinding apps, urban renewal programs, micro-biology laboratories, cookbooks, buildings, everyday tools and more.

Iain regularly works as a consultant, lecturer and workshop leader on creativity, innovation and design (MIT, Harvard University, Columbia University, Parsons, Yale, CCA, and RISDI). His work, and that of SPURSE, has been exhibited internationally: USA, Poland, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Mexico and Bolivia as well as published in books and journals (Furnitecture, The Interventionists, The Object of Labor, Experimental Geography, The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Surface, ID, New York Times, Elle, Teme Celeste, Art Papers, Monitor, Interior Design, and Art Journal). Currently Iain is working on a book on Innovation Design, Ecology and Social Entrepreneurship.


Ticket Information
This event is FREE, but please RSVP to mbizon@hawaii.edu by April 12. Seating is limited to 33.

Event Sponsor
College of Engineering, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Peter Crouch, (808) 956-7727, peter.crouch@hawaii.edu

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