QUT Design Lab and the City Futures team of Logan City Council are proud to co-present a public seminar by
Executive Director and Co-founder of CityStudio Vancouver, Canada
CityStudio Vancouver: Normalising Civic Action in Higher Education
CityStudio Vancouver (citystudiovancouver.com) is an innovation hub where city staff, students, and community co-create projects to make Vancouver more sustainable, liveable and joyful. The project started as a collaboration between the City of Vancouver and Simon Fraser University and now works with six of the city’s public post-secondary institutions to develop projects on the ground to support civic strategies.
Duane is Executive Director and co-founder of CityStudio Vancouver. The organisation works with city staff, students, universities and citizens to design experiments and projects that change the way cities work and feel. He has taught at university for over 20 years, first at the UBC School of Architecture where he created and managed the design/build program, then at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design where he held positions of Assistant Professor in Design, Assistant Dean for Foundation and Academic Advisor.
He is a currently an associate and past visiting professor with SFU’s Centre for Dialogue, as well as a past board director for the eatART Foundation and the Modo Car Coop. As a sailor he has undertaken six offshore crossings of the North and South Pacific, most recently with OceanGybe’s Plastics Research Expedition. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in architecture from the University of British Columbia. He’s a mountain runner and despairing optimist.
Read his recent essay on the future of work.