Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Public Lecture

The Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design invites you to a 
lecture and panel discussion titled


When:         Monday 29 July 2013, 4.00-5.30pm.
Where:        LG101, FADA building, University of Johannesburg.

This seminar consists of a presentation by Wendy Gers and an informal panel discussion between Dr Michaella Janse van Vuuren and Wendy Gers. The lecture and panel discussion focus on current international trends in 3D printed ceramics and the radical potential of this technology for South African ceramic artists and designers. Michaella Janse van Vuuren will discuss her oeuvre and introduce the Agents of the 3D Revolution project, conference and exhibition. Gers will focus on 3D printed ceramics as well as other digital tools (such as the 3D wheel), and investigate some of the theoretical issues facing the sector, including copyright and the digital divide.

Wendy Gers is a ceramics researcher and curator, Research Associate in the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, University of Johannesburg  & lecturer at the Ecole SupĂ©rieure d’Art et de Design de Valenciennes, France.

Michaella Janse van Vuuren is an engineer and artist who uses 3D printing. She is founder of the Agents of the 3D Revolution project.