Speakers: Joris Laarman, Tim Geurtjens & Alexandre Dubor

Speakers: Joris Laarman, Tim Geurtjens & Alexandre Dubor

Anti-gravity Additive Manufacturing.

After a study mechanical engineering, Tim Geurtjens (1976) attended the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003 where he graduated 4 years later. He has been working as technical director for Joris Laarman Lab, best known for its experimental designs inspired by upcoming technology. Over the last 6 years he developed extensive knowledge of exotic materials and cutting edge technologies, specifically novel digital fabrication methods. The critically acclaimed work of Joris Laarman Lab has been added to the permanent collections of many renowned international museums like the MoMA New York, V&A in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Tim is co-founder of ARTISTPROOF, a company for the production of experimental high-end art and design pieces that is situated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Joris Laarman (born October 24, 1979) is a Dutch designer, artist and entrepreneur best known for experimental designs inspired by upcoming technology. He attended the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1998 and graduated cum laude in 2003. He founded Joris Laarman Lab together with his partner Anita Star. His critically acclaimed work has been added to the permanent collections of many renowned international museums like the MoMA New York, V&A in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. He contributed in articles and seminars for Domus magazine and he was a guest teacher at European universities like the Architectural Association London, Rietveld academy Amsterdam and the Design academy Eindhoven. In 2011 he received 1 of the 8 innovators of the year awards by the wall street journal.

From internet to 6axis Robot, Alexandre Dubor is an architect researcher hacking new technologies in an attempt to reinvent how we build and live in our cities. He is currently instructor in Digital Fabrication class for a post-graduate master at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya (IAAC), meanwhile working at Fab Lab Barcelona & Appareil. His current research inlcudes MagneticArchitecture.org and SmartCitizen.me.