For the very first time Audi Belgium organizes the Audi Forum at the Design Biennale Interieur 2012. A panel of 5 international designers will share their vision on the following topics:
1. Future city: how cities will be designed in 2030
2. Future car: the implication of new urbanization trends on the automobile
3. Future mobility: how technological progress can improve mobility
Lowie Vermeersch (BE) is not only curator of the Design Biennale Kortrijk, he is also an international reference when it comes to car and mobility design. As Design Director at Pininfarina and founder of creative agency Granstudio he has shown he is a visionary on everything concerning the design of cars, transit spaces and public transport.
Ross Lovegrove (UK) is an industrial designer with a proven track record. During his flourishing career he completed projects for several multinationals in the fields of automotive, fashion and architecture. His work has been extensively published and exhibited in art galeries and museums around the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and the Design Museum in London of which he is curator.
Eric Höweler (US) is a multi-disciplinary designer, working in the fields of architecture, media and art. Not only is Höweler Assistant Professor in Architecture at the famous Harvard University, he is also nominated for the Audi Urban Future Award 2012 with his BosWash project, to improve mobility in the Boston-Washington area.
Edwin Ollefers (NL) is senior designer at Audi AG. From his hand was the design of the latest Audi models, such as the new Audi A1, A3, A5 and A7. He is also involved in the Audi Urban Future Lab, a think tank for designers, engineers, trend watchers and scientists to work around mobility issues and urbanization trends.
Olv Klijn (NL) is co-founder of .FABRIC, a knowledge intensive design practice, based in Rotterdam. At the Canadian Banff Centre, he made a study on the impact of the process of urbanisation at the American west coast. .FABRIC won the Prix the Rome 2010 for architecture, which is the most prestigious prize for young architects in the Netherlands that is awarded once in four years.
The panel discussion will be led by Nina De Man.
Audi Belgium organizes this forum as a privileged partner of Design Biennale Interieur 2012. As a brand and worldwide car manufacturer Audi is highly involved in everything concerning mobility and urbanization. Therefore Audi started the Audi Urban Future Lab and the Audi Urban Future Award, two initiatives to share knowledge and reward projects that contribute to the development of a vision on global mobility and urbanization.