Designing and Planning in the End Times

by ytheory

This looks to be a lecture worth attending – Jon always has something interesting to say on the relations between design, ecology, cybernetics, etc.

Jon Goodbun – Designing and Planning in the End Times

Thu 13th October 2011, 6:30pm
University of Westminster, NW1 5LS, Map
Series: Technical Studies
Organised by: University of Westminster (SABE)
Further information.

Launching this years Technical Studies ‘Open’ lecture series, writer, architectural/urban/design practitioner and academic Dr Jon Goodbun will discuss ‘Designing and Planning in the End Times’ and the role of the designer during economic and environmental tumult.

Dr Goodbun’s research interests range across the multifarious intersections of process philosophy, radical cybernetics, urban political ecology, the natural and cognitive sciences, and ‘architecture’.

This Urban Tektologist is based in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster – where he teaches design, theory and ‘research’. He is also a diploma tutor at the Royal College of Art, and a regular visiting tutor/critic at other schools, including the AA, Greenwich, UCA Canterbury, Brighton and the Bartlett. He is engaged in all kinds of small practice and research-based projects, and is a partner of architecture and design practice WAG.

Dr Goodbun writes for various journals, magazines and blogs. He has recently completed his PhD and is working on a book ‘Critical and Maverick Systems Thinkers’, based upon a series of interviews with key thinkers such as F. David Peat, Robert Pepperell, Stuart Hameroff, Tony Brown, and Paulo Soleri.

For Lecture details
Will McLean / Pete Silver

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Wheelchair access is available