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Alex Haw

(Artist & Architect, Director of the Atmos Studio) Alex Haw is an artist & architect, and director of the Atmos - an award-winning multidisciplinary art + architecture + design practice (est. 2007) that works internationally across scales and media - from small-scale product-design to large-scale master-plans, with core expertise in public installations and bespoke residential environments. Before atmos, Alex studied at the Bartlett (UCL) and Princeton; worked for Diller + Scofidio, Richard Rogers, Nicholas Grimshaw and Seth Stein Architects; and taught…
Laka
February 2, 2017
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Amy Congdon

(Textile designer, Scientist, Specialist in biotechnology) Amy is a designer interested in exploring the crossovers between design and science, through a highly experimental and research driven practice. Using speculative design work she investigates the implications of engaging with new technologies, such as biotechnology. Employing her work as a vehicle to provoke debate, and discussion, into the potential ramifications of using living materials to create our future products. She is currently collaborating with tissue engineers at Kings College London. Amy has…
Laka
August 18, 2016
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Ana María Gutiérrez

(Architect, Co-founder of Fundación Organizmo, Ashoka Fellow) Director of Bio Architecture and Alternative Technologies Dept. at Organizmo, Ashoka Fellow (www.ashoka.org). Through her foundation, Ana Maria teaches, investigates and improves construction techniques and alternative technologies that support traditional knowledge, are adapted to the territory and economically accessible. The foundation is equipping rural communities in Colombia to improve their own living conditions. Organizmo develops more than 30 workshops a year aiming to empower community leaders who can be multipliers of these techniques…
Laka
August 9, 2016
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Shapes of Logic 2017 | LabDigiFab

We are happy to announce that LabDigiFab has become a partner of Laka! LabDigiFab is an organization working at Wroclaw University of Technology. The group of people, who share the passion to new technologies with current research areas: GeneticLab, Architectural Design Optimization, Bionic in Architecture, Video Mapping, Digital Fabrication. LabDigiFab creates projects on the border between art and technology and hosts an International Conference of Computational Design “Shapes of Logic”. This year's edition of the Shapes of Logic conference takes place…
Laka
March 14, 2017
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Ana Rewakowicz

(Interdisciplinary artist, Expert in portable architecture, Inventor) Ana graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and received her MFA from Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. She works with inflatables and explores relations between portable architecture, the body and the environment. Her art crosses into disciplines of art, design, architecture and performance. Influenced by Buckminster Fuller's concept of “synergetics” she strives for the integrity of processes and ideas looking at biomimicry and “homeotechnology” as sources of inspiration. Currently,…
Laka
November 20, 2016
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Anthony Vanky

(Architect, Urban designer, Researcher at the MIT Senseable City Lab) Anthony is partner strategist and researcher at the MIT Senseable City Lab, a multidisciplinary research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that studies the interface between cities, people, and technologies. Anthony has widely presented on topics of design, technology and urbanism, including at Harvard University, Skanska Worldwide Research & Development, the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the New York Center for Architecture, and published in both academic…
Laka
August 25, 2016
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Bettina von Stamm

(Founder and Director of the Innovation Leadership Forum) Dr. Bettina von Stamm is an original and visionary thinker in the field of innovation, who has focused on enabling innovation in large organisations since 1992. She is the founder and director of the Innovation Leadership Forum (ILF), which brings together leaders and decision makers in large organisations to embrace the challenges of innovation in a non-competitive and non-selling environment. Through the ILF, she offers a variety of innovation MasterClasses and coaching for senior…
Laka
August 20, 2016
Experts

Brennan Lake

(Programs Director of the Technology Exchange Lab) Brennan Lake is the Programs Director of the Technology Exchange Lab (TEL), a Boston-based nonprofit that bridges the gap between last-mile communities and innovative solutions to problems of poverty. Brennan joined TEL in 2013, following four years of working across non-profit and for-profit sectors in South America.  As Programs Director, Brennan has designed and launched projects to sustainably implement appropriate technology solutions in energy access, water & sanitation, agriculture and housing across developing regions worldwide. Outside of his work…
Laka
August 15, 2016
News

Why People Need to Be Central to Design (Laka’s interview with Katie Crepeau)

Change is driven by people with a clear vision for the world they want to live in and dedication to make it happen. We are happy to present Laka's interview with Katie Crepeau – an architect, writer and business consultant – in which she reveals how important it is for architects and designers to reach out to people, because... design affects. Laka: In what way can one switch from being an office-based designer to a practical designer working with people?…
Laka
January 15, 2017
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Laka Competition 2016: Results Announced!

The second edition of the Laka Competition: “Architecture that reacts” came to a close and we can hardly wait to reveal this year's main prizes and honorable mentions, which came as a result of an animated exchange of views of the Judging Panel, consisting of leaders in architecture and design, renowned experts, educators, researchers and practitioners who determine the directions of development of modern architecture. Laka Competition is an international architectural competition which seeks innovative ideas that go far beyond…
Laka
December 3, 2016