Mobile is a term most associated with a telephone, and communication and information technologies have shaped new forms of mobility in the way we live, work, communicate, socialize. Just as the telegraph accompanied the railroad in the UK and USA, so too do innovations in today’s information technology have corollary innovations in physical and spatial mobility. Greg Lynn will show current work from his office, Greg Lynn FORM, as well as from the mobility company where he is CEO, Piaggio Fast Forward addressing the physical mobility of and in the built environment.
Greg Lynn is the principal of Greg Lynn FORM and co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Piaggio Fast Forward, a company whose mission is to build technology products that move the way that people move with a vision of a sustainable mobility ecology with healthy lifestyles and social connectivity available to all, regardless of age or abilities. He has been at the cutting edge of design in both architecture and design culture in general when it comes to the use of digital technologies and advanced materials for construction. The buildings, projects, publications, teachings, and writings associated with his office have been influential in the acceptance and use of advanced technology for design and construction. He is currently a professor of Architecture at University of Applied Arts Vienna and UCLA School of the Arts.
Lynn was the winner of the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture and represented the United States in the American Pavilion in 2000, and again in 2016. He received the American Academy of Arts & Letters Architecture Award and was awarded a fellowship from United States Artists. Time Magazine named him one of 100 of the most innovative people in the world for the 21st century, and Forbes Magazine named him one of the ten most influential living architects. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio with Bachelor of Environmental Design and Bachelor of Philosophy degrees and from Princeton University with a Master of Architecture degree. He has designed consumer products utilizing new materials and manufacturing technologies with companies like Vitra, Alessi, Nike and Swarovski. Lynn is the author of nine books.
Goldsmith Interviews is a series of faculty- and student-led video interviews with visiting lecturers at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Each semester, the School’s Lectures and Exhibitions Committee invites international experts in the fields of architecture, architectural history, community and regional planning, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainable design, urban design, and other allied disciplines to share career highlights and a range of models for practice. Goldsmith Interviews features short conversations with these experts, filmed before they take the stage for their public lectures.