Professor Nick Dunn

Professor

Profile

Nick Dunn is Executive Director of ImaginationLancaster where he is also Professor of Urban Design. He is Associate Director of the Institute for Social Futures, where he also leads research in the Future of Cities and Urbanism. His work responds to the contemporary city as a series of systems, flows and processes, and is explored through experimentation and discourse addressing the nature of urban space: its perception, demarcation and appropriation. His work for the UK Government Office for Science and projects such as the EPSRC-funded Liveable Cities contributes to the wider discourse surrounding the current characteristics and potential future scenarios of the urban landscape in a range of contexts. In particular, he is interested in why and how (maybe even where and when) we design, rather than what we design. He has published numerous books related to architecture and urbanism and his papers have been published and presented internationally and collaborative creative work exhibited across the UK, China and the Ukraine.

ISF: The Future of Community and Values 2050
20/02/2017 → 22/03/2019
Research

ISF: Mobile Utopia 1851 - 2051
01/02/2016 → 31/12/2016
Research

Institutional Sponsorship 2015
01/06/2015 → 31/03/2016
Research

ESRC centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science - CASS
31/03/2013 → 30/03/2018
Research

Transforming the engineering of cities to deliver societal and planetary wellbeing
01/05/2012 → 31/12/2017
Research

Cheltenham Science Festival
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Visible Cities: Translating Ideas for Collective Life
Invited talk

Swiss National Science Foundation (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Not Quite Light Festival 2019
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Following Hauntology: Twilight Streets and Dark Horizons
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

The Landscape and Architecture of British Post-War Infrastructure
Participation in conference

Smart Cities: Urban Futures?
Invited talk

UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships (UKRI FLF) programme Peer Review College (PRC) (External organisation)
Membership of committee

The British Academy (External organisation)
Membership of committee

15th Architectural Humanities Research Association International Conference
Participation in conference

Narrative Afoot: walking as praxis between genres
Invited talk

HERA Humanities in the European Research Area (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2018
Participation in conference

Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2018
Participation in conference

The Smart City
Invited talk

Nightscapes: On Wandering, Deviancy and Creativity
Invited talk

Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Mobile Utopia
Participation in conference

WWTF (Vienna Science and Technology Fund) (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Dag Van De Architectuur
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Open Senses Festival
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Mobilities Literature Culture
Participation in conference

Lacking Vision: challenges & opportunities for urban futures
Invited talk

Imagining Urban Futures
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

The Future of Cities: the role of imagination & shared vision for building our tomorrows
Invited talk

Dark Futures: the loss of night in the contemporary city?
Invited talk

Festival of Art and The Future City
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Festival of Art and The Future City
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

European Commission (External organisation)
Membership of committee

EPSRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

European Commission JRC Annual Conference 2016 (Event)
Membership of committee

Shadow Play: Liberation and Exhilaration in the Mancunian Night
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Images of Future Cities and UK Foresight Initiatives
Invited talk

Loitering With Intent: The Art & Politics of Walking
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Future Cities: palimpsest of the utopic imagination
Invited talk

Cheltenham Science Festival
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Cities of the Future
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

3rd OIKONET Housing Research Conference, Global Dwelling (Event)
Membership of committee

Future Cities: Tomorrow's World Today?
Invited talk

Bristol Festival of Ideas: The Festival of the Future City
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Being Human Festival
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Letters to the Mayor
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Model Agency: dynamic tools for architecture
Invited talk

Feedback Loops: digital design & fabrication in architecture
Invited talk

Film Architectures: Welcome to the Future, International Film Festival
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Intelligent Landscapes: Technological Drivers, Future Cities and the Art of Being Smart’
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

York Festival of Ideas
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

The Future of the Future
Invited talk

Integrative Thinking: Building Knowledge through Making in Architecture
Invited talk

The Architectural Model: an archaeology of application
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Israel Science Foundation (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Model Behaviour: dynamic tools for design
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Technological Advancements as a Driving Force for Change
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Intelligent Landscapes: data mapping, smart cities and the power of information
Invited talk

The Future of Cities: is there an art to being smart?
Invited talk

Computer Love: digital design and fabrication
Invited talk

Research Through Design: 21st Century Makers and Materialities (Event)
Membership of committee

Urbanism on the Move
Invited talk

2nd International Conference on Adaptation and Movement in architecture & International Conference on Innovation in Design and Fabrication (Event)
Membership of committee

AHRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Digital Fabrication in Architecture
Invited talk

Data Pining: digital urbanism, smart cities and the limits of information
Invited talk

Drawing On (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference (Event)
Membership of committee

The Design Journal (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture 2013 International Conference (External organisation)
Membership of committee

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