Design: The New Liberal Arts in a Tech-Culture?
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Tariq Rafi Lecture Theatre – Habib University
The traditional liberal arts provided "an integrated understanding of human experience," in the 20th century. Does design act as an integrative discipline of understanding, communication, and action in the 21st? Four panelists, hailing from art, research, finance and engineering, and all engaged with/in design practices, weigh in on the argument by Carnegie Mellon's former head of design, Richard Buchanan, that design is the new liberal art of technological culture.
Hamayun Sajjad: Executive Vice President and Head of United Bank Ltd Innovation Group, recognized by Visa and EY as Asia's top 100 Fintech leaders.
Shehzil Malik: Illustrator and designer interested in UX design and social change; currently the Art Director of a startup 'Uth Oye!' in Lahore.
Abeera Kamran: Graphic designer and front-end web developer working with a diverse set of clients across both print and digital media.
Dr. Basit Memon: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Habib University, exploring the expanded role of design in engineering.
Gulraiz Khan: Lecturer in Communication and Design, and Assistant Director playground, center for transdisciplinarity, design and innovation at Habib University.