Off Grid 17: An Experiential Journey, converges Wellington 20–21 February

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Off Grid 17: 4 Days, 5 Cities, 22 Venues, 39 Speakers

Off Grid is a design conference converging in Wellington, New Zealand on 20-21 February. With a great list of local speakers, Off Grid will explore the meaning of experiential design and ways to connect people to place.

Off Grid 17 is the first attempt to examine what Experiential Graphic Design means to the design community. At the conference we will investigate, challenge, explore and define the meaning of Experiential Graphic Design and imagine the future of our field in contexts like city infrastructure, educational curriculum and design practice. We will seek to answer questions like: Where does Experiential Graphic Design fit into the ever-expanding discipline of design? What do Experience Design, Service Design, Wayfinding, Brand Identity and Exhibition Design contribute to Experiential Graphic Design? And, How does Experiential Graphic Design actually connect people to place?

Off Grid 17 is going to be a first-of-its-kind design adventure. Last few tickets available now.

Off Grid 17: An Experiential Journey

16 – 21 February 2017
Australia & New Zealand

Sydney/Brisbane 17 February 2017
Christchurch/Auckland 18 February 2017
Wellington, New Zealand, 20 – 21 February 2017

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Morag Myerscough (UK)
  • Uwe Brückner (Germany)
  • Andrew Balster (USA)
  • Nils Wiberg (Iceland)

Morag Myerscough’s work is characterised by an engaging boldness, creating specific, local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the work, using it to create community and build identity. Morag makes places from spaces that people like to be in, that stimulate and often make you smile. She creates and curates many different types of work. The eclectic breadth of work covers the conversion of a train to a café, a tweet building, a love temple, a supersize camera obscura, several schools and hospital wards and interpreting lots of types of buildings. Morag has just completed the design of ‘DESIGNER MAKER USER’, the permanent exhibition for the new Design Museum, London and installations at the Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne. Morag regularly speaks globally about ‘belonging’ and ‘making spaces into places.’

Uwe Brückner is an architect, a designer, and the founder and creative director of the internationally active Atelier Brückner from Stuttgart. Brückner designs narrative architecture and space for exhibition experiences under the philosophy that ‘form follows content’. The result is a body of informative and engaging work that brings a story out of the content and addresses us experientially.

Andrew Balster is a Chicago-based leader operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism, public policy, sociology, and academia and executive director of Archeworks. Working closely with influential leaders in the public and private sector, ranging from architects and planners to government officials and social activists, he creates research platforms with universities to explore many forms of cultural production. In practice, Andrew has worked on projects that are broad in typology and scale – ranging from small civic centers to super-tall towers to entire urban districts.

Nils Wiberg is an Interactive Artist and Interaction Designer from Sweden based in Iceland who holds a Masters degree in Human Computer Interaction and a Master degree in Cognitive Science. Nils Wiberg’s design work focuses on bringing Tangible Computing to the realm of exhibition design. As an Interaction Designer he specializes in the creation of immersive experiences where people reach insight through an unconscious process of intuition which leads to an insight. In this he strives to poeticize the distance between man and technology.

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