When New Zealand went into lockdown under COVID-19 alert level 4, all of a sudden people up and down the country were faced with a new reality. Working and learning from home suddenly cast our urban centres in a different light.
Join Professor Charles Walker to discuss what the lockdown taught us about our cities and how we live and work together now, and what we can imagine about our future environments. What role will technology play in our future environments where climate change and health crises may demand more space and less travel. How can we remain connected to our communities if we can’t travel across town, never mind internationally.
This Techweek TV session is aimed at how our future will change with technology and can we still connect.
You can drop into this event at any time.
This event does not require registration.
Tuesday 28 Jul
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Charles is the founding head of school for AUT’s new school of future environments, which opened in 2020.
In 2008, he co-founded Colab - a catalyst for trans-disciplinary research, speculation and entrepreneurial practice across design, creative technologies, artificial intelligence, philosophy, and business, at AUT.
In 2015, after an open design competition, he was appointed by the New Zealand Institute of Architects as Creative Director for the New Zealand exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. The exhibition also toured New Zealand through 2017-18.
After a brief spell as Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Creative Intelligence at the University of Technology Sydney, he re-joined AUT to establish Huri Te Ao, the new School of Future Environments. His teaching connects architecture, urbanism, emerging technologies and complex systems to explore how we might live together, differently, in a changing world.