Professor Kristian Kloeckl, Department of Art + Design, recently spoke at Georgia Tech’s GVU Vision Center, discussing the application of improvisation in designing cities. His talk, which was on Thursday, November 14, was part of the GVU Vision Center’s “Brown Bag Speakers” series. He discussed how to use technology that has become integrated into culture as a means to better the design of cities. Professor Kloeckl gave this talk as a preview of his book, The Urban Improvise. Improvisation-Based Design for Hybrid Cities, set to release this fall.
Established over 25 years ago, the GVU Center is focused on interdisciplinary research that can bring together people from all areas of study. With a mission to “create the next innovations in people-focused technology that will shape how we live in a world poised for the next computing revolution,” the GVU Center strives to prime the school for technological strides to further research for the entire Georgia Tech community.
Professor Kloeckl, who has a PhD in Product and Communication Design, teaches several design courses at Northeastern and is the Head of the Experience Design program. His work on city design spans the globe, stretching as far as Singapore. His work has been featured in various prestigious places, including Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Vienna MAK, the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Singapore Art Museum, and the China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts.