New tutors joining the Lab
Weâ€™re very pleased to announce the arrival of three new tutors to the Interactive Architecture Lab team. Everyone of them brings a unique set of skills and industry and arts practice experience. Its going to be thrilling to see how they inspire our new cohort of students arriving this October.
Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist and electronic musician who produces work that explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces.
Suzuki was born in Tokyo in 1980. Between 1999 and 2005 he worked for Japanese art unit Maywa Denki, where he developed a strong interest in music and technology. In 2005 he moved to London where he has developed his own hugely successful artist practice. He has also taught at the Design Interaction and Information Experience Design programmes at the Royal College of Art.
Suzukiâ€™s work raises questions of the relation between sound and people and how music and sound affect peopleâ€™s mind. Suzukiâ€™s sound art pieces and installations have been shown in exhibitions all around the world such as Tate Gallery London, Mudam Luxembourg and Nam June Pike Art center.
Following 2014, Museum of Modern Art New York acquired his work OTOTO and Colour Chasers to their permanent collection.Â He recently won the 2016 Swarovski Designer of the Future Award.
Jessica In, MAS (ETH) ARBV AIA MArch (RMIT) BPDArch(UMelb)
Originally from Melbourne Australia via Ithaca, Seoul and Zurich, Jessica is a qualified Australian Architect with experience as both practitioner and university educator. Her interests lie in computation, interaction and fabrication methodologies for Architecture, with a particular emphasis on the expressive potential of technology as a means to explore bespoke design. Since 2015 she has taught at the Bartlett in Undergraduate Architecture Unit 9 with Chee-Kit Lai and now joins the Masters programme with the Interactive Architecture Lab.
Prior to joining the Bartlett she was a Designer at Heatherwick Studio, responsible for the Project Coordination and Production of the Google Campus in Mountain View and the Hudson Yards Vessel sculpture projects. Before coming to the UK she was a Project Architect at Minifie van Schaik Architects, where she was responsible for the day-to-day running of several AIA award winning projects, including the Edithvale Wetlands Centre and the Wattle Avenue House. She also led design studios in the undergraduate school at RMIT Architecture in Melbourne.
Matt is Creative Lead at Nexus Interactive Arts.Â He is a designer and mathematician with over 9 years of leading industry experience in the fields of architecture, design and advertising. His design practice is very much interested in the exploration of nature and science through morphogenetic design principles.. His portfolio of works include clients such as Tate Modern, Apple, IBM, London Science Museum, Burberry, Paramount Pictures and Google. At Nexus Interactive Arts since 2014 and previously at Imagination, Matt Jakob has been directing many technologically advanced projects with teams of designers, technologists and coders.