EID Webinar: Cybertecture — Design for Purpose with James Law

What is the purpose of Design? What are the challenges we face? Can Design be a Technology to solve our problems? In this talk, James Law will be explaining how Cybertecture is a Technology of Design that can be harnessed with Purpose to design and build a new generation of buildings, cities, spaces and devices to make a more sustainable and fairer world for all.

This lecture is part of the Environmental and Interior Design (EID) Webinar Series.

James Law, Founder and CEO, James Law Cybertecture Architects

James Law JP, is an architect, technologist and entrepreneur. Renowned for creating the philosophy of Cybertecture in which a better world is designed with technology to alleviate suffering for mankind, his company's projects cover buildings, spaces, technologies, education and social design.

James is a Justice of the Peace, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum; a Council Member of World Economic Forum; Global Agenda Council on Design & Innovation; Board Director of the Hong Kong Design Centre, Board Adviser of the Hong Kong Designers Association, and Member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council Real Estate Advisory Board.

James is the founder of architecture, interior, technology design firm - James Law Cybertecture; Transitional Housing and homeless shelter – homeD; laboratory for future research firm - Cybertecture X; design education institution - Cybertecture Academy, and charity - Cybertecture for Humanity Horatio Law Foundation.

James and his companies are winners of multiple international awards including the FT Asian Innovation Award, Edison Award for Innovation, Design for Asia Award, HSBC World Architecture Award, The Source Design Awards, Asia Pacific Property Awards and Innovative Enterprise Awards from World Chinese Enterprising Youth Association.

James Law is the architect of the world renowned OPod Concrete Tube Housing Project designed to alleviate affordability problems for mass housing; architect for The Pad Tower - the world's first Apple iPod inspired building in Dubai; and the architect for the futuristic high speed transportation system called The Hyperloop. James also collaborated with renowned film director Wong Kar Wai on the design of the movie 2046.

James received his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London and is a chartered architect of Royal Institute of British Architects, Architects Registration Board UK, Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Architects Registration Board Hong Kong and The American Institute of Architects.

James has a passion for art, social innovation and travel. He resides in Hong Kong, London and Dubai with his family.

More about James Law Cybertecture Architects at www.jameslawcybertecture.com.

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