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Oct 13 2023

Culture and Creativity seminar – Hong Kong Gastronomic Interiors

Culture and Creativity seminar – Hong Kong Gastronomic Interiors  Speaker: Gerhard Bruyns Date\Time: Friday 13 October2023, 12:30-14:00Location: Building 2 Level A Room 2A12, University of Canberra (; or Zoom  AbstractLearning from, and within, specific environments raises important questions about digital and analogue technology and their integration with (online) project-based learning. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the 'technology-rich versus studio-poor experiences' of design pedagogies and their immediate realignment for the sake of becoming techno-driven. This seminar reflects on the processes, usefulness and outcomes of spatial scanning applications for analysing the physical environment that cannot be assessed by traditional methods (site, spatial measurability, and behavioural research). Presenting the collective effort of an environmental design programme, the Vertical Studio Hong Kong Gastronomic Interiors exhibition will be used as backdrop to interpret the crossover between the digital and the analogue as a response to a variety of technological, societal and heritage challenges. Gerhard Bruyns is an architect and urbanist. He is an associate professor of Environment and Interior Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Design in Hong Kong. He is the PhD coordinator, the Deputy Specialisation Leader of Transition Environments Design, and the Discipline Leader of Environmental and Interior Design. He holds a PhD and MSc from TU Delft, the Netherlands. His research deals with the aspects of spatial forms and how typologies of use impact behaviour through the formal expression of space. This relates to the societal conditions of cities whose landscapes are compressed by speculation and excess. He has published research in journals, conferences, and edited volumes, with the most recent being a Springer-published editorial collection on Design Commons.  Culture and Creativity Seminar Series is hosted by the Centre for Cultural and Creative Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. To discover upcoming seminars, please follow us on Facebook @uccccr, or Instagram and Twitter @uc_cccr. Alternatively, join our mailing list by emailing Any questions and accessibility requests please contact:

12:30 - 14:00

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