Learn about the speakers and panellist!
Learn about the speakers and panellist!
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Lecture: Creative Process
Charles Watson is a professor and lecturer, specialist in Creative Process/ Problem Finding and Optimized Design. Graduated from Bath University in England, administers the workshop The Creative Process, at the Visual Arts School EAV Parque Lage, in Rio de Janeiro. From cultural centers around Brazil to companies such as Coca-Cola, Natura, Procter&Gamble, Globo and Vale, he gives lectures since the 90’s. His interdisciplinary research, constantly updated, investigates factors that influence innovation and creation process.
Director of the workshop Dynamic Encounters, for 24 years does national(80) and international(54) travels visiting museums, galleries, art events and artists ateliers, resulting in an audiovisual collection of nearly 1500 hours of interviews with professionals of creative industry.
His intensive workshop of design and conceptualizing, called Provenance & Property is a mark of visual education and the Group of Studies a reference of practical production and critical analysis. In addition to these educational activities, Charles is a boat builder and teaches physical thinking through the millwork and naval construction workshop, known as Wet Dream.
The coverage of his experiences has as a result unique, provocative and sometimes disconcerting lectures, addressing very distinct subjects related to evolution, complex systems, ecology, contemporary art and radical sports. Always with a hint of British humor.
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Lecture – Light Qualities as Vocabulary
Lonneke Gordijn (1980 Alkmaar, Netherlands) with Ralph Nauta (1978 Swindon, England) founded the Studio Drift in 2007 and since then have produced multi-disciplinary installations, sculptures, objects and films.
Studio Drift is an Amsterdam (NL) based studio, which creates site-specific installations and interactive sculptures that deal with space and light, by playing with existing and new relationships between nature, technology and mankind. At first glance, the works seem to refer to familiar situations, but on further investigation these references are brought into question. This places the viewer in an interesting position, reshaping how we relate to our environment and stimulating new ways of thinking.
Studio Drift uses advanced technology and fine craftsmanship. Each new work attempts to make some kind of future prediction. This entails a struggle within the limits of what is considered possible, ultimately pushing back the boundaries each time. Since research is an important part of Drift’s work process, the studio frequently collaborates with scientists, university departments and research facilities, computer programmers and engineers.
The studio work has been published in several books and international magazines, and has received several awards and has works in many museums and galleries.
Studio work has been published in several books and international journals, and received several awards and has works in many museums and galleries.
For more information about their work: http://www.studiodrift.com/about/curriculum/
Maria Cristina Rocha Simão
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Lecture: Ouro Preto historical process – the city, the inhabitants
Architect (1983) and with a Master’s Degree in Geography (2000) by the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Doctor in Urbanism by the Urbanism Program of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro(earlier march/2013). Professor in the course of Technologies in Conservation and Restoration at the Federal Institute of Education, Sciences and Technologies of Minas Gerais, Campus Ouro Preto, since 2006; Director of Graduation and Post-Graduation (2009-2013). Member of Law and Urbanism Laboratory/LADU, at the UFRJ. Member of the Municipal Council of Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation of Ouro Preto (2008 to 2012). Guest teacher in the Culture and Baroque Art Specialization Course, at the Federal University of Ouro Preto (2006-2012). National Heritage Institute’scivil servant (1984-1996), serving as a technician in architectural preservation. Consultant in topics related to urban & touristic planning and cultural heritage preservation (1997-2006). Has coordinated works of the Environmental Master Plan for the historic city of Mariana (2001-2002) and also participated, as coordinator of the section related to heritage preservation, of the Participatory Master Plan for the city of Santa Barbara (2005-2006).
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Lecture: Maps, Apps and Cities – decision making process for dwellers and designers
Daniele Quercia leads the Social Dynamics group at Bell Labs in Cambridge (UK). He has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 2014 Data All-Stars, and spoke about “happy maps” at TED. His research has been focusing in the area of urban informatics and received best paper awards from Ubicomp 2014 and from ICWSM 2015, and an honorable mention from ICWSM 2013. He was Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs, a Horizon senior researcher at the University of Cambridge, and Postdoctoral Associate at the department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He received his PhD from UC London. His thesis was sponsored by Microsoft Research and was nominated for BCS Best British PhD dissertation in Computer Science.
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Lecture: Baroque: a Total Spectacle: Theatricality and Light in the Colonial Art of Minas Gerais
Alex Fernandes Bohrer graduated in History from the Federal University of Ouro Preto (Teacher’s license in 2003 and B.A. in 2004), M.A. (2007) and Ph.D. (2015) in the Social History of Culture—also from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He is an experienced historian, above all the History of Colonial Brazil, and focuses on the following fields: The Baroque in Minas Gerais, Iconographic Sources in Colonial Luso-Brazilian Art, Cultural Circularity and Hybridism and the History of Minas Gerais. He founded and was the first Chairman of AMIC (Cultural Association of the Friends of Cachoeira do Campo—Associação Cultural Amigos de Cachoeira do Campo), an entity that stands out for promoting and encouraging the preservation of the historical heritage of Cachoeira do Campo, Minas Gerais. He chaired the Sectoral Chamber for Tourism in Cachoeira do Campo and coordinated the “Portal Cachoeira” project. He was a Historian at the City Hall of Ouro Preto, writing a series of texts on the history of this important Brazilian city. He was a titular member of the Ouro Preto Council for Heritage and Council for Tourism. He lectured at FAOP (Fundação de Arte de Ouro Preto), where he taught the chairs of “Christian Iconography”, “History of Brazilian Art” and “Baroque in Minas Gerais”. He coordinated CODACIS/IFMG. He sat on the Steering Council for the Casa dos Inconfidentes Museum, Ouro Preto. He is currently a lecturer on the teaching staff at IFMG (Instituto Federal de Minas Gerais). He is a member of CEIB (Centro de Estudos da Imaginária Brasileira—Center for Studies in the Brazilian Imagination). He coordinates the Laboratory for the Institutional Memory of IFMG, Ouro Preto Campus. He has published several works on the Baroque in Minas Gerais and the History of Ouro Preto, including “Ouro Preto: Um Novo Olhar” (Ouro Preto: a new gaze) and organized and co-authored “Poderes e Lugares de Minas Gerais: Um quadro urbano do interior brasileiro, séculos XVIII-XIX” (The Powers and Places of Minas Gerais: an urban locus in the eighteenth and nineteenth-century hinterland of Brazil).
France / Chile
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Self-taught Lighting designer with 29 years of experience, actual design director form LLD Limarí Lighting Design practice, dedicated to arquitectural, urban, museographic and scenical lighting design projects. In 2010 it was one of the founders of EILD in Valparaiso, Chile where he was the manager of the meeting. He worked at the committees of EILD 2012 in Querétaro, Mexico and EILD 2014 in Medellin, Colombia. Founding member and president of the Chilean lighting designers association DIA. Workshop teacher of diploma course in lighting design at PUC university since 2010.
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Electrical Engineer, UCV, 1967
Lighting Postgraduate, Vial, UCV
Mr. Leonard has participated in several international conferences and seminars.
One of the founders of the Lighting Laboratory of UCV.
Professor of Lighting Design of Andres Bello University and PUC – Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile, both Architecture Universities. He also is in charge as Academic Subdirector of PUC.
As a Lighting Designer has developed several projects in Private and Public sector.
Partner director of Douglas Leonard Lighting since 1997, www.dlld.cl.
IES Member, IALD Member Educator, Member of Certifying Commission of Lighting Designers CLD, DIA Member, Associate Lighting Designers.
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It was Steven’s interest in applying theatrical lighting techniques to traditional environments that led to his founding Available Light, an American lighting design studio specializing in Architecture, Museum Exhibition and Corporate Theater. In hundreds of projects across the globe his passion for light and design spans office interiors to grandly themed retail and battling dinosaurs in natural history museums to warring aliens in trade show exhibit displays.
Steven, an IALD Radiance Award winner, is a Fellow of the IALD, and is a Past President of the IALD Education Trust. He is committed to assuring the development of the next generation of lighting designers.
Steven Rosen, FIALD
Principal & Creative Director, Available Light
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Electronics Engineer by the La Salle University, in Mexico. Master degree in Restoration of Historical Monuments by the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). In 1988, started his career in lighting design, at Consultores de Iluminación Profesional. In 2006 founded the lighting design studio Ideas en Luz. Educator in Museum Lighting for the INAH and the INBA; architectural lighting design at the Space and Lighting graduation course and Academic coordinator of the design education DiLux at the UIA. Speaker ar the IED Mexico Seminar; Lightfair USA; Enlighting Americas USA; PLDC UK and EILD. Current President Elect IALD. Member of the Organizing Committee Meeting EILD since 2012 .