“Crossing Boundaries: On Urban Interdisciplinarity” 

An in-class fireside chat featuring two guest speakers was organized with the aim to spark conversation around contemporary challenges and opportunities encountered by practitioners working in the urban realm. Guest speakers were invited to share examples from their own practice/portfolio as it relates to city-making and the urban environment. In doing so, guest speakers would also offer provocative insights on the potential of interdisciplinary collaboration in contributing towards innovative urban ideas or solutions.

The fireside chat was followed by a fast-paced segment in which student teams delivered a 2-minute elevator pitch of their projects to invited guests for constructive feedback.

Guest Speakers

    • Chris Diplock (Founder & CEO, The Thingery Inc)
    • Harry Olson (Principal Designer, HAO Creative)


Su-Jan Yeo moderating the ‘fireside chat’ session with Chris Diplock (centre) and Harry Olson (right) responding to questions from the student audience / Nov-16-2018. Photographed by Rebecca Mayers.


Su-Jan Yeo explaining the ‘elevator pitch’ session format / Nov-23-2018. Photographed by Rebecca Mayers.

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