KISDtalk: "Open Structures – Thinking inside the Box"

KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design , 27. November 2018

In this public lecture, guest speaker Thomas Lommée will discuss the potential of a modular construction model called "OpenStructures" where everyone designs for everyone on the basis of one shared geometrical grid.

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KISDtalk: Open Structures – Thinking inside the Box

KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


  • 27. November 2018
  • 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr


KISD – Köln International School of Design, Ubierring 40, 50678 Cologne


free entry


KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


Thomas Lommée, Infrastructures, Brussels, Belgium


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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OpenStructures (OS) is about parts that are widely interchangeable, objects that allow us to infinitely adapt, repair, and built an environment that is less uniform and more playful. OS is about imagining solutions together at a moment in time in which resources are becoming increasingly scarce and continuous change is the new status quo. In which everybody is connected to everybody and everything can be produced everywhere.

Thomas Lommée (*1979) is the founder of Intrastructures, a pragmatic, utopian design-studio that applies product-, service- and system design as tools for change. He is also the initiator of the OpenStructures project, a hands-on design experiment that explores the possibility of a modular construction model. Next to his activities as a designer /design researcher, Lommée is a regular lecturer and jury member at numerous design institutions all over Europe.
The talk will be held in English language.

The KISDtalks are a public lecture series on relevant perspectives of design. They give space for an open-minded and profound analysis and reflexion of the manifold issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines. Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers.
The talks always take place on the specified dates on a Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the conference room 11 at KISD. The 60-90 minutes-long presentations with “Q&A“ are a public event and free of charge.