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Heatherwick Studios discusses Digital Craft at Makerversity
Thu 4 May 2017, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
Jeff Powers, Head of Digital Making, offers an insight into the use of the new technologies involved in digital fabrication such as laser cutting, CNC routing, and 3D printing at Heatherwick Studio. He also explores technological innovation, materiality and creative experimentation forms an integral part in the design process of the studio’s work.
Jeff joined Heatherwick Studio in 2012, working at the intersection of rapid prototyping and craft and overseeing the studio’s use of digital technology in the making of physical objects. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 2011 with a Masters in Architecture.
British designer Thomas Heatherwick founded Heatherwick Studio in 1994 to bring craft, design, architecture and urban planning together in a single workspace. Today a team of 200, including architects, designers and makers, work from a combined studio and workshop in King’s Cross, London. The studio’s completed projects include several internationally celebrated buildings, including the award-winning Learning Hub at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and the UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.
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