Time: Thursday 13 October 2016 at 15:00 - 17:00
Location: Q34, Malvinas väg
Teachers: Daniel Pargman (pargman) , Malin Picha Edwardsson (picha)
Student groups: TMETM_2, TMMTM_2
Guest: Milad Barosen, Co-Founder of Milou Group.
Title: Root thinking, Shared Economies and the Future of Housing
Talk: Milad's talk consists of two parts:
- Systematic root thinking in creative processes.
In previous talks in this course I have introduced "systematic root thinking" as a tool to explore and define a type of future(s) as well as how various typologies of the future may look different depending on how you investigate the root.
Daniel's comment: This part is really great and very useful for all project groups in the course to listen to!
- Sharing Economy & How we will live
What do sharing economy trends suggest about the future of living environments? Housing crises across the world’s metropolises are reaching various tipping point and Stockholm just entered the Guinness book of records in terms of how long you have to wait to find rental housing. Spotify’s recent open letter to the Swedish government warned them of the possibility of Spotify relocating their business elsewhere for lack of housing solutions for incoming "talent" (system developers etc.). But taking a step back, how did we live and what can be learned from the past, and, what would cities look like if they (for example) had been planned by farmers instead of real estate developers?
The lecture will show examples of root thinking and how it expands our perception of concepts of the future on an experimental level, while bringing onboard current market trends and what is happening in our live-work-and-learn environments. The past and the future are inextricably linked together by the present, so what happens when you change one of them in an "interesting" (provocative) way? In order to look into the future we will expose the consequences of the exception and create temporary realities where we allow for critical discussions to take place that challenge our taken-for-granted - invisible? - assumptions. The lecture aims to involve, discuss and debate so please feel more than welcome to jump in!
About: Milad Barosen is a Swedish-Iranian architect and entrepreneur operating between New York and Stockholm. His new-found company, Milou Group, currently explores innovative business models at the intersection of ‘live-work-learn-play’ environments. Having worked internationally across a wide range of architecture, urban design, branding and marketing projects, Milad’s work is today driven by an entrepreneurial approach and by shrewd storytelling. He has lived and worked in Stockholm, New York and London where he received his Masters from the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL. Milad has previously taught at the KTH and LTH School of Architecture in Stockholm and Lund and a recurrent guest lecturer in the KTH Future of Media course.