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Calvin Fung

(Designer, M.Arch student, laureate of the 1st prize in the Laka Competition 2015) Imaginative and strategic, Calvin is a designer with an interest for innovation. He is completing a master’s degree in architecture at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. His research focuses on soft material systems and participation in architecture. He is a member of the Design Fabrication Zone, an interdisciplinary hub for design/fabrication, innovation and entrepreneurship. Operating at the intersection of art, architecture, design, and science, his work seeks…
Laka
October 29, 2016
Experts

Camilla Siggaard Andersen

(Architect, Urban Innovation Consultant, Educator) Camilla is an architect and urban planner from Copenhagen, Denmark, currently an Urban Innovation Consultant in Arup Digital Studio. Previously she has been a Project Architect with Gehl Architects since 2013, where she has been working with public space/public life studies, public space plans, action-oriented planning and smart cities. Camilla has worked on several publications and conferences on the application of technology in cities, both out of a personal interest and in line with her work…
Laka
October 10, 2016
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Catalina Rojas

(Director of Innovation at the Peace and Collaborative Development Network) Dr. Catalina Rojas is Director of Innovation at the Peace and Collaborative Development Network. At PCDN, Catalina helps lead strategic development, partnerships, content development and programming to engage over 35,000 academic, practitioners and organizations around the world. She is a noted expert on gender, development and conflict resolution. As director of Global Partnerships at Women Thrive Worldwide, she created a worldwide women’s network and led training and consultation processes to…
Laka
August 19, 2016
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Christopher Groesbeck

(Architect, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB 4, Educator, Adjunct professor at IIT Chicago) Chris received his Master in Architecture from University of Illinois. He has over 30 years of professional experience; his expertise is in the planning and design of public assembly spaces and large, multiple-building complexes for public, corporate, and institutional clients. During the past ten years, Chris has been instrumental in expanding the global reach of VOA through several master planning and architecture projects in China and Southeast Asia.…
Laka
October 13, 2016
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It always begins with the challenge area (Laka’s interview with Brennan Lake)

Brennan Lake is the Programs Director of the Technology Exchange Lab with previous experience in ecological, low-cost innovative solutions driven by the everyday life of a squatters' community in Chile. In the interview with Laka he speaks openly about his background in handling the gap of unsatisfied basic needs with the help of design, as well as his work at TEL. Centrifuge 2.0 Laka: How did you decide to dedicate your professional life to empowering people to do their best…
Laka
November 13, 2016
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Craig Zelizer

(Founder and CEO of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network) Dr. Craig Zelizer  is the Founder and CEO of PCDN. Craig has dedicated his life to being an entrepreneur and to creating a more peaceful world. Since its founding in 2007, Craig has grown PCDN to over 36,500 members representing more than 180 countries. Craig serves on a number of boards and advisory boards including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Inzone Project, TechChange, Move This World, Amani Institute, and several others.…
Laka
August 19, 2016
News

Innovation – 21st century craving (Laka’s interview with Dr. Bettina von Stamm)

Architect by education, innovator by nature. Founder and catalyst of the Innovation Leadership Forum. Director of Awards Program at Katerva. Scientist, lecturer and coach – ready to help designers identify the right ways of development. Meet Dr. Bettina von Stamm, who describes herself as a person in relentless pursuit of innovation. Laka: You believe in innovation as a trigger of change. How was the idea born? Bettina von Stamm: When I was trying to understand why so many organisations say…
Laka
October 23, 2016
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Dagmar Reinhardt

(Architect, Researcher, Cochair of the ROB|ARCH2016) Dr Dagmar Reinhardt is the cochair of the ROB|ARCH2016, a practising architect, Program Director of the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments and Leader of the Master of Digital Architecture Research at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney. Reinhardt’s research extends architectural performance and performativity towards design research and crossdisciplinary practice with audioacoustics, and structural engineering. Her work focuses on engineering the acoustic behaviour of curved geometries through generative design…
Laka
April 3, 2017
Experts

Daniel Köhler

(Urbanist, Researcher, Co-founder of lab-eds) Dr. Daniel Koehler is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute of Urban Design in Innsbruck, Associate Professor for digital design strategies at the Vilnius Academy of Arts and founding member of the Lab for Environmental Design Strategies. He was also a lecturer at the Sci-Arc, Städelschule and Aalto University. Daniel is the author of the book: "The mereological City: a reading of the works of Ludwig Hilberseimer". He is also the author of "punktiert" and…
Laka
September 11, 2016
Experts

Doris Sung

(Architect, Researcher, Lecturer at University of Southern California) Doris Sung is bringing responsive systems to architecture far beyond the simple "greening" of buildings. Through grantfunded research, she is developing smart materials such as thermobimetal to make buildings skins respond to the environment while using no energy and no controls. Her work is a seamless blend of digital computation, complex geometries, innovative structures, and appealing aesthetics. Educated at Princeton and Columbia universities, Doris Sung currently teaches fulltime at the University of…
Laka
August 29, 2016