Transformative tools for unboxing knowledge – Presented by Lorenzo Gerbi, Baltan Laboratories

Transformative tools for unboxing knowledge – Presented by Lorenzo Gerbi, Baltan Laboratories, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Baltan initiates experimentation on the crossroads of art, design, science and technology, evoking inquisitive ideas by bridging disciplines. In the past 10 years, Baltan brought together (un)related fields to create a larger body of knowledge. During this presentation, we will show few examples of practical tools to open up knowledge and foster cross-disciplinary understanding and collaboration.

Interview
What drives you?
Curiosity, serendipity and critical thinking

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
Nice people, good whisky and cigars

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
AI, bio-integrated electronics and robotics

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Questioning what it means to be human

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Fear, prejudices and humans

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
Go beyond disciplines in an age of over-specialization with a bit of irony

About Lorenzo Gerbi
Lorenzo Gerbi is a freelance designer, art director and cultural producer based in Eindhoven (NL). He studied Graphic and Virtual Design at Polytechnic of Turin (Italy), photography and graphic design at École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc de Liège (BE) and he’s a graduate from the Information Design Master at Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). Since April 2015, he has managed the internal design studio and the education activities of Baltan Laboratories, a collaborative platform for alternative perspectives that looks at society through the lenses of art, science, design and technology.

About Baltan Laboratories
Baltan initiates experimentation on the crossroads of art, design, science and technology, evoking inquisitive ideas and insights by bridging the gaps between disciplines. The lab functions as a collaborative mindset and network, connecting curious individuals and organisations. By placing art and design research at the core of its activities, Baltan explores the implications, promises and pitfalls of our technological society. Baltan translates these ideas into different outputs, including collaborations, events, workshops, storytelling, publications and expos, creating a space for reflection, research and experimentation.

About Creative Ring Sum-It!
In October 2018, during Dutch Design Week, Creative Ring organizes its first international Sum-It!

A one of a kind event, where creative communities find the tools to shape tomorrow’s urban narratives.

Sum-It! takes you beyond inspiration-by-example and provides you with actionable tools, ready to be implemented in your daily practice.

A must-attend for smart-city stakeholders & policy makers, digital innovators, community- and ecosystem builders, public libraries, grassroots initiatives.

The main event takes place on Tuesday 23 October, with a prelude on Monday 22 October and a business tour on Wednesday 24 October.

Sum-It! is a collaboration between Creative Ring, Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven and other relevant partners.

 

 

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