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The challenge will be facilitated by Ted Matthews and Mark Dyer.

Ted Matthews

Ted MatthewsTed Matthews is a service designer, Phd research fellow and educator at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Before taking up his research post he spent 10 years with the British Council, Russia and Northern Europe region, in charge of developing co-design processes for city development and community engagement. He led the development and delivery of the city co-design event, the Urban Ideas Bakery which was run across Europe. He was also part of the team that developed the international award winning city co-design process, the Future City Game, which has now been run over 300 times across the globe.

As a consultant he has worked with many Norwegian public sector agencies, advising on strategy, running workshops as well as mapping their services.

He is a regular speaker, workshop holder and panel member at conferences across the globe, covering a breadth of subjects from design for society, design facilitation and co-design to service innovation through design.

He lectures in design for social innovation as well as co-design and facilitation, recently completing a short practical book on facilitation for designers.

His recently published work considers what the study of ritual and myth can offer to design process, whilst previous written work has contributed to publications relating to urban social innovation and the role of design in city development.

His PhD is focusing on how theory from social anthropology relating to the sacred experienced through community, myth and ritual might be operationalized for the design of extraordinary experiences.


Mark Dyer

Mark Dyer Mark Dyer was appointed to the Michael McNamara Chair in Construction Innovation at Trinity College Dublin in 2008, where he leads the TrinityHaus research centre. He is Chair of Cost Action of TU1204 People Friendly Cities of a Data-rich World. Before moving to Ireland, Mark pursued a career in both academia and the construction industry. He was the Professor in Civil Engineering at Strathclyde University between 2004 and 2008 as well as being chairman of the David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability. Prior to Strathclyde he worked for over twenty years on the design and construction of infrastructure projects including highways, power stations, offshore oil platforms, flood defences, tailing dams, landfills in Europe, Africa and Asia.

In 1997 he received a Foresight Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering which led to his appointment at Durham University for 4 years and more recently in 2008 a Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Research Fellowship. He has been appointed as a consultant for several organisations including UK Environment Agency, HR Wallingford and Studio Geotecncio Italiano and is a visiting professor at the University of Siena, Italy and University of Karsetsat, Bangkok. He has published over 70 peer reviewed papers on infrastructure, built environment, pollution, and land remediation.

PUBLISERT 13.10.2014 14:59
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    The Brief

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  • Facilitators


    The challenge will be facilitated by Ted Matthews and Mark Dyer.  Les mer