RMIT Design Hub, Level 10, Pavilion 1

Tags ,

RMIT Architecture invites you to a presentation by Liam Young followed by a conversation with students and staff.

DATE: Monday 13 May
TIME: 1.00pm
LOCATION: RMIT Design Hub, Bldg 100, Lvl 10, Pavilion 1

Liam Young is a designer, director and BAFTA nominated producer renowned for his innovative work at the intersection of design, fiction, and futures. Described by the BBC as ‘the man designing our futures’, his visionary films and speculative worlds are both extraordinary images of tomorrow and urgent examinations of the environmental questions facing us today. As a worldbuilder he visualizes the cities, spaces and props of our imaginary futures for the film and television industry and with his own films he has premiered with platforms ranging from Channel 4, Apple+, SxSW, Tribeca, the New York Metropolitan Museum, The Royal Academy, Venice Biennale, the BBC and the Guardian. His films have been collected internationally by museums such as MoMA New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria and M Plus Hong Kong and has been acclaimed in both mainstream and design media including features with TED, Wired, New Scientist, Arte, Canal+, Time magazine and many more. His film work is informed by his academic research and has held guest professorships at Princeton University, MIT, and Cambridge and now runs the ground breaking Masters in Fiction and Entertainment at SCI Arc in Los Angeles. He has published several books including the recent Machine Landscapes: Architectures of the Post Anthropocene and Planet City, a story of a fictional city for the entire population of the earth.

DATE: Tuesday 14 May
TIME: 5.30pm
LOCATION: RMIT Design Hub, Bldg 100, Lvl 3 Lecture Theatre 100.03.001

Liam Young will also be taking part in the Planetary Civics Seminar to discuss Planetary Imagination and the role of creative practice in envisaging fictions, futures, and a new ‘civics’ in a time of climate crisis.

Liam Young is here for the 2024 Australian Architecture Conference being held Wednesday 8 May to Saturday 11 May and as well as the Planetary Civics seminar series being held Tuesday 14 May at the RMIT Design Hub, curated by Dr Sarah Barns and Professor Naomi Stead, in support of the Planetary Civics initiative which is a collaboration between the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT, and Dark Matter Labs. The series is supported by the Design and Creative Practice and the Urban Futures Enabling Impact Platforms.

Image Credit: 1.Liam Young