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Melbourne Design Week 2019: Mobility and the City

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90 Maribyrnong Street, Footscray

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'The horseless carriage’ was once the name for the motor car. In 2017, 80-year-old Japanese car manufacturer Toyota announced that it was no longer an automotive company, but 'a mobility company'. Around the same time, 'Uber' became accepted as a verb.

The convergence of ‘mobility-as-a-service’ with the shift away from the car as the dominant form of transport means a truly integrated multi-modal transportation system may soon become a reality. So what does this mean for those who design vehicles? And how will these new modes and systems of transport affect the design of the city?

As part of Melbourne Design Week 2019, FAB9 - Melbourne's newest makerspace - is hosting a panel talk with industrial designers, urbanists, technologists and engineers about the future of mobility, and its impact on the city.


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Peter Williams, Chief Edge Officer, Deloitte Centre for the Edge

As the Chief Edge Officer for Deloitte's Centre for the Edge, Peter, is always on the lookout for interesting things that happen at the intersection of technology and society. The Centre for the Edge's primary focus is to discern new frontiers in the digital space by identifying and exploring opportunities and help businesses profit from emerging technologies. Prior to working at the Centre for the Edge, Peter was the founder and CEO of Deloitte Digital. He is currently the Chairman of Deloitte’s Innovation Council and was recently named as one of Australia’s top Digital influences, Peter is also an Adjunct Professor at RMIT.


Dr Mark Richardson, Lecturer Industrial Design, Monash University

Mark lectures in Industrial Design at Monash University, having completed a PhD investigating open design and making, using material engagement as a way for end users to emotionally and sustainably form attachments to the objects in our lives. Using mobility as a touchpoint, Mark designed (through making) a velomobile, 3D printer and furniture out of scrap materials and 3D printed the connective tissue.

Formally a senior designer at Ford Motor Company, Mark was involved in both conceptual and global manufacturing projects, such as the R7 show car, Territory, European Mondeo and Asia Pacific Fiesta.

Mark recently co-authored a book with Robbier Napper and Selby Coxon, titled Urban Mobility Design published by Elsevier.


Bree Trevena, Research / Foresight, Research + Innovation, Arup

City strategist, urbanist and cultural planner, Bree operates at the intersection of civic systems, creative strategy and city planning. Bree leads Arup Australasia's research program as part of the Foresight, Research + Innovation team, with a focus on urban transformations. With a background in policy, cultural planning and arts infrastructure, Bree provides consulting advice on cities, digital and social infrastructure projects and has led, shaped and delivered a range of policy, strategy, urban precinct renewal and creative city-shaping projects.


Mark Neil Johnson, Senior interior designer, Ford; Mobility design lecturer, Monash University

Mark is a powerhouse of mobility wisdom with key insights into the future of the automotive industry having worked with Mazda, Mercedes, Designworks - a BMW group company and most recently as the Senior Interior Design of Ford for the last 7 years. Mark has a background in Industrial and Transportation design and lectures in Mobility design at Monash University.


Hans Chang (moderator), Founder & CEO, FAB9

Hans Chang is the CEO and Founder of FAB9, Melbourne's newest makerspace. FAB9 is a purpose-built membership-based space, which provides the tools, equipment and training for people of all skill levels to make physical products and prototypes. Hans is responsible for the management, business strategy and growth of the company. Prior to FAB9, Hans was a former product manager at SanDisk and has helped launch mobile Flash memory chips used by millions of people. Hans is interested in the cyber-physical revolution and solving challenging problems using digital fabrication, automation and artificial intelligence.


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