Stuart will be in Dundee in March to connect with Master of Design Students. Stuart is Co-Director of ImaginationLancaster. His research focuses on design for sustainability; product aesthetics and meaning; and design-centred research. He is also Adjunct Professor Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada and Visiting Professor of Sustainable Design at Kingston University, UK.
His writings on design and sustainability have been published internationally and his experimental designs have been exhibited across Canada, in Italy and at the Design Museum in London. Prior to joining Lancaster University he was Associate Dean Research at the University of Calgary, Canada. He studied design at Exeter College of Art and the Royal College of Art, and holds a PhD in Engineering (Leeds). For several years he was an engineer with Shell Internationale in The Netherlands, the Middle East and London. Stuart will be giving a talk on:
his current thinking about sustainability and design for sustainability (contemporary issues, what’s missing from the triple bottom line, the practice-based design research approach etc.) and showing a range of his propositional objects that exemplify different aspects of sustainability and design
Stuart will give a lecture and talk to the Master of Design students in the studio from 9.30am on Friday 11.03.11. Stuart is PhD supervisor to Brandi Richards, who recently graduated from the Master of Design’s sister Programme, MSc in Design Ethnography.