SHAPING THE FUTURE BY DESIGN & ARTS.

In March during Munich’s Creative Business Week (mcbw) we invite BMW and MINI Designers and the art collective teamLab to join the conversation about how we can shape the future through design and arts and the role of innovation and technology. In these sessions the focus relies on exploring how we can connect and interact with people and our environment and how technology is an enabler for new immersive experiences.

What is the purpose of teamLab’s artwork? What are differences and similarities between arts and design? How can design and art contribute to creating a better and more sustainable future?

With our guests we will push boundaries and explore the intersection of innovation, design and arts.

If you want to get to know more about the event series "Shaping the Future by Design & Arts", watch the recording of the three sessions here.

 

Session 1: The Purpose of teamLab’s Artwork – In Conversation with Takashi Kudo, teamLab.

The Purpose of teamLab’s Artwork – In Conversation with Takashi Kudo, teamLab.

Does digital art make human relationships with technology more positive? How can art influence this relationship? Is technology shaping the future of human behavior? teamLab is an “international art collective whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and the natural world“.

teamLab‘s immersive digital installations allow their visitors to leaving the physical world to enter a virtual and much more freer world. In this session, we invite Takashi Kudo, teamLab‘s Spokesperson and Communication Director, to explore with us the power of teamLab’s artwork and creativity.

 

OUR EXPERTS AT A GLANCE:

BMW Welt Verena Dauerer

Verena Dauerer is a tech editor and senior trend researcher sharing her time between Berlin and Tokyo. Her focus is on digital media at the intersection of technology and creation. She covers a broad range, from AR/VR, future mobility, digital communities, to cell-based meat.

BMW Welt Takashi Kudo

Takashi Kudo is a communication director at teamLab. After he graduated university, he started to work as private editor. Takashi had worked at a publishing company named IDG Sweden in Stockholm for 4 years as Editor in Chief of Video game magazine. After coming back to Japan, he started out his career as a Communication Director at teamLab. He manages the whole branding of company and also commit himself to specific project that needs growth hacking.

teamLab (f. 2001) is an international art collective, an interdisciplinary group of various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and the natural world. 

teamLab aims to explore the relationship between the self and the world and new perceptions through art. In order to understand the world around them, people separate it into independent entities with perceived boundaries between them. teamLab seeks to transcend these boundaries in our perception of the world, of the relationship between the self and the world, and of the continuity of time. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity.

Session 2: How does Technology influence Design & Arts? In Conversation with Takashi Kudo, teamLab & Domagoj Dukec, BMW Design.

How does Technology influence Design & Arts? In Conversation with Takashi Kudo, teamLab & Domagoj Dukec, BMW Design.

Takashi Kudo, teamLab’s Communication Director and Spokesperson and Domagoj Dukec, Head of BMW Design, meet in a virtual event to discuss their perspectives on how arts and design are shaping our future. In both fields, technology has become more than a tool – it is a material that enables artists and designers to create deeper connection and immersive experiences for people. In this conversation, our guests Takashi Kudo and Domagoj Dukec will exchange their opinions on the arts’ and design’s role within the relationship of technology and humankind. 

 

OUR EXPERTS AT A GLANCE:

BMW Welt Verena Dauerer

Verena Dauerer is a tech editor and senior trend researcher sharing her time between Berlin and Tokyo. Her focus is on digital media at the intersection of technology and creation. She covers a broad range, from AR/VR, future mobility, digital communities, to cell-based meat.

BMW Welt Domagoj Dukec

Domagoj Dukec has led the BMW Design team since April 2019. This means the Frankfurt-born Croat is responsible for design at the BMW core brand. Over the last nine years, he has worked as chief designer for various wings of the BMW Group –most recently BMW i and BMW M, which remain under his leadership umbrella within BMW Group Design.

BMW Welt Takashi Kudo

Takashi Kudo is a communication director at teamLab. After he graduated university, he started to work as private editor. Takashi had worked at a publishing company named IDG Sweden in Stockholm for 4 years as Editor in Chief of Video game magazine. After coming back to Japan, he started out his career as a Communication Director at teamLab. He manages the whole branding of company and also commit himself to specific project that needs growth hacking.

teamLab (f. 2001) is an international art collective, an interdisciplinary group of various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and the natural world. 

teamLab aims to explore the relationship between the self and the world and new perceptions through art. In order to understand the world around them, people separate it into independent entities with perceived boundaries between them. teamLab seeks to transcend these boundaries in our perception of the world, of the relationship between the self and the world, and of the continuity of time. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity.

Session 3: Urbanaut – MINI’s Creative Space Concept.

Urbanaut - MINI's creative space concept.

The MINI Vision Urbanaut is designed to be more than a moving vehicle – it aims to be your space, even when stationary. This is MINI’s outlook of individual mobility for the future. The Urbanaut embodies a futuristic and sustainable concept that adapts to your needs and your life. Through its versatile interior and usage scenarios that include e.g. light and sound, this vision of personal space unlocks new perspectives in automotive design. In this session, we invite Oliver Heilmer, Head of MINI Design, to discuss on how MINI is rethinking mobility and how the Vision Urbanaut is designed to expand the user’s private space into the public sphere.

 

OUR EXPERTS AT A GLANCE:

Verena Dauerer is a tech editor and senior trend researcher sharing her time between Berlin and Tokyo. Her focus is on digital media at the intersection of technology and creation. She covers a broad range, from AR/VR, future mobility, digital communities, to cell-based meat.

BMW Welt Oliver Heilmer

Oliver Heilmer has been Head of MINI Design since 1 September 2017. Previously, the 46-year-old was President of Designworks, a BMW Group subsidiary with design studios in California, Munich and Shanghai. Heilmer has been a member of the BMW Group’s design team for 18 years and was responsible for interior design at the BMW brand up to 2016.