Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture Public Guest Speaker Series
30.04 Åsmund Izaki_Woods Bagot
Åsmund Izaki is a senior designer at Woods Bagot, the seventh largest architecture firm in the world. He has developed computational models for urban planning, architecture and furniture through code, in the form of interactive tools. Projects have included an interactive interface for the VITA shelving system (with Aedas R&D CDR), and visibility analysis for the National September 11th Memorial Museum to research modelling perceptual and experiential aspects of architecture. He holds an MArch from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where he specialised in architecture and adaptive systems, before sharpening his expertise with graduate studies in art and technology at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. He has led a number of courses on topics related to design and technology at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design and at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Quite a few well-known architects, theoreticians, critics and urbanists have given talks at this lecture series, to offer fresh perspectives on architecture, design, urban development and critical thought from around the globe. The lectures are open to all students and professionals in the fields of architecture, urbanism and other spatial studies, as well as to the broader circle of those interested in the future of our living environment. The lectures are in English and they are free of charge.
The previous talks can be found at http://www.artun.ee/avatudloengud
The lecture series is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.