IDC Design Seminar Series - SCIENCE + DESIGN + ART

05 Nov 2020 - 01 Dec 2020 5 Nov, 19 Nov & 1 Dec, 4PM Online sessions (Zoom)


Join us in this online series of IDC Design Seminars and see how bringing together science, design and art can push boundaries, provide insights, and lead to amazing results.

A total of 3 seminars lined up on 5 November, 19 November and 1 December.

The secret of just making stuff happen without spending too much time defining what it is

Date: 5 November 2020, Thursday, 4PM
Speaker: Jonty Hurwitz, Founder and Chairman, Vesti.AI
Venue: Online / ZOOM

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 963 4276 4455
Passcode: kT#GU?4c

Jonty Hurwitz

BSc (hons), MRSS
Member of th Royal Society of Sculptors
Founder and Chairman, Vesti.AI

Jonty Hurwitz is an accomplished artist, engineer and entrepreneur.

With a background in fintech he built and sold his first fintech company, Delve, in 2005 to Statpro PLC. He then went on to design Statpro Revolution which now powers analytics for 8 out of 1 O of the leading asset managers in the world. He co-founded the unicorn in 2007, where as CTO he designed and built the world's first real-time online consumer loan system.

Jonty is currently founder and Chairman of a ground-breaking new Al company looking at the social and environmental impact of investments, Vesti.AI.

Jonty has received several art and technology awards including 1st in '1 O European Technology Companies to Watch', Telegraph, Best Use of Technology, Fast Growth Business Awards, and 8th in Start-ups 100 - the UK's most innovative new companies as well as 2 Guinness World Records for the world's smallest sculptures.

Jonty's science-inspired artworks are exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, he is a TED speaker on the subject of art and science and CNN has made a documentary on him as part of the "Artists to Watch" series.

How science, design, art and technology can work together to deliver amazingly great results

Date: 19 November 2020, Thursday, 4PM
Speaker: Richard Hassell, Founding Director, WOHA
Venue: Online / ZOOM

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 946 8560 3814
Passcode: =bl9?G8b

Richard Hassell

Founding Director, WOHA

Richard Hassell is the co-Founding Director of WOHA, an internationally recognised architectural practice based in Singapore.

He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1989 and was awarded a Master of Architecture degree from RMIT University, Melbourne, in 2002.

He has served as a Board Member of DesignSingapore Council, the Board of Architects as well as the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore. He has lectured at many universities and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, and the University of Western Australia.

As co-Founding Director, Hassell leads its project teams in design execution and contract implementation of innovative private and institutional works, such as PARKROYAL Collection Pickering and Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore. All projects in WOHA are conceptualised out of jointly-developed schemes and strategies.

Landscapes of the Future

Date: 1 December 2020, Tuesday, 4PM
Speaker: Daan Roosegaarde
Venue: Online / ZOOM

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 992 3604 2714
Passcode: qTK8#@nr

Daan Roosegaarde

Dutch artist and innovator
Founder, Studio Roosegaarde

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde (1979) is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space.

He founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007, where he works with his team of designers and engineers towards a better future. Together they develop 'Landscapes of the Future: building smart sustainable prototypes for the cities of tomorrow.

Roosegaarde: "I don't believe in a utopia, I believe in a protopia: a prototype world that we are improving step by step. We do not know what the future looks like and what challenges that entails. What we do know is that there is no way back. lf we do not invest in new ideas, we will die. We are all part of the prototype. Let us not be afraid, but be curious and work together:'