Designer and Urbanist
Arup — UK
Dan Hill is an Associate Director at Arup, the global design and engineering firm. He is Head of Arup Digital Studio, a multidisciplinary strategic design, service design and interaction design team. Dan is uniquely positioned at the intersection of design, urbanism and technology, and recognised globally as a key thinker, leader and practitioner in this field.
His previous leadership positions have produced innovative, influential teams and projects, ranging across built environment (Arup, Future Cities Catapult), education and research (Fabrica), government (Sitra), and media (BBC iPlayer, Monocle), each one transformed positively via new digital technology and a holistic approach to design. He has lived and worked in UK, Australia, Finland and Italy, and developed and delivered city strategy, urban development and digital product design projects worldwide, in Sydney, Melbourne, Dubai, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Manchester, Brisbane, New York, California and many others.
Dan is visiting professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture (London), where he is Innovator-In-Residence at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, and an adjunct professor at RMIT University (Melbourne.)
His design work has featured in UAE Museum of the Future, Dubai (2014, 2015), Istanbul Design Biennal (2012), Habitar: Bending the urban frame (Gijon, 2010), Remodelling Architecture: Architectural Places — Digital Spaces (Sydney, 2009), as well as being regularly featured in global media. Published writing includes Dark Matter & Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary (Strelka Press, 2012), as well as numerous pieces for books, journals, magazines and websites. He has produced the groundbreaking and highly influential weblog City of Sound since 2001, now at medium.com/@cityofsound.
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