Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Creativity World Forum 2009: Architecture professor meets acclaimed musician
Tobias Wallisser and Ken Hensley about the digital revolution in architecture and music
STUTTGART/LUDWIGSBURG – Distinguished participants from a broad range of creative
sectors will be attending the Creativity World Forum in Ludwigsburg, Germany on
the 1st and 2nd of December. As a practitioner of modern architecture, Tobias Wallisser
will be offering insights into the possibilities offered by digital technologies for new designs
and spatial concepts. In his opinion, people no longer need the same spaces they
did fifty years ago, an idea that becomes apparent in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in
Stuttgart where he acted as the project architect. Wallisser teaches digital design at the
Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I've just given a lecture at the Hong Kong Chinese University and am delivering a keynote lecture about the future of sustainable architecture at the 11th CHTF, China International Forum on Energy Saving, Emission Reduction and New Energy, in Shenzhen this week.
Other speakers include Davina Jackson from Australia talking about DATA cities, China's experts and leaders in renewable technologies [solar power, wind power and emission friendly technologies] including LIU Zhijun, Minister of Railways, and directors of electric and hybrid car manufacturers.
My visit coincided with the visit of US president Obama and is amazing to see him all over the media. I am impressed that China seems to be taking climate change and carbon emission very seriously now. Chinas advancement in renewable energies, electric cars and photovoltaics is amazing.