Material Matters Forum | Alumni Practices

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Public Talks + Conferences

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Motion Capture Studio | first floor

Join us for the first Material Matters Forum at our Great Northern Way campus! The Alumni Practices Forum will feature recent alumni and their emergent creative practices in the fields of Design, Design Research, Making, New Craft, Textiles, and 3D Printing.

Alumni Speakers:

Pat Christie

Industrial designer, entrepreneur, and social innovator, Pat Christie believes that imagination and play are fundamental to a healthy process of creation and problem-solving. After graduating from Emily Carr University in 2011, he founded DalyCo., a business established around thoughtful human-centred design with a focus on regional wood products and development. In 2013, he co-founded Yew Woodshop with fellow alumni, to share equipment, space and knowledge resources. Pat received the 2017 Emily Award for outstanding achievements by members of the alumni community. 

Steven Enns

Steven Enns is an Industrial Designer from Vancouver, BC, Canada and graduated from Emily Carr University, Industrial Design in 2014.
He is a designer that focuses on the crafting of products using new and interesting production and material techniques. He loves to look back at tradition and try to pull those tried and true lessons into the future. Currently, he is exploring all aspects of leatherworking with his brand Hand and Sew, as well as personal projects to push and develop his craft.

Pete Fung and Samein Shamsher

Samein and Pete’s studio practice spans formats and scales from the domestic and public realm, images, objects, spaces and exchanges. Their work investigates through real life projects, the shifting roles of the designer in complex social systems while crafting experiences that generate topical conversations and engaging diverse communities. Since 2015, the duo has worked with Centre A, Living Oceans, Discourse Media, Vancouver Public Library, Simon Fraser University, and DESIS Labs at Emily Carr University.

Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown

Knauf and Brown have an unnatural obsession with studying the spaces and objects that surround life. Both partners bring strong aesthetic experience from image-based practices, Calen coming from a graphic design background, and Conrad working in photography. They place a huge importance on knowing how to balance practicality with beauty, and when to prioritize one over the other. For the duo, the relationship between function and form is complex and ever changing.

Natalie Tillen

Natalie Tillen is a product designer, with an emphasis on the future of clothing and systems of social practice. Her approach to design is process-based, exploring opportunities to embody and evolve our collective experiences. She holds a Bachelors of Design, with a major in Industrial Design from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada.

 Everyone welcome!

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