Synergies: A Cross-Disciplinary Colloquium on Design

Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

The *new* UWSA branch of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation (WICI Design) hosted an event on Thursday, November 21st called SYNERGIES: A Cross-disciplinary Colloquium on Design.

This was a great opportunity for students to both to gain exposure for their research, but also to receive valuable feedback and engage in stimulating discussions with Waterloo students and faculty, in the context of design. The event was first and foremost a networking/learning opportunity.

Event details - Colloquium and Networking Mixer 

The colloquium consisted of three panel discussions, each including a faculty moderator. Discussions were followed by a catered networking mixer in the loft, with work from student presenters displayed throughout the space.

The event addressed multidisciplinary topics such as process (craft and automation), system re-design (sustainable urban development — sociopolitical, biophysical, economic), land-use (housing crisis, homelessness, public and private policy), and humanizing design (at all scales). All scales and natures of design were considered, and not only confined to that of architecture/buildings. The group values learning from other disciplines and potential for cross-fertilization of methodologies.

View the full event report here.

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