Robb Mitchell

1 - 31 Aug 2017

Robb Mitchell (Denmark)

Robb Mitchell is assistant professor, social interaction design at the University of Southern Denmark, following a PhD there entitled “Facilitating Shared Understandings of Risk”.  A graduate of Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art, his research and practice draws upon a diverse background that includes community development, market research, music promotion, cultural management, science communication and new media curating.  A common thread running through most of his work has been developing novel artifacts, costumes, environments, and processes that bring people closer together ­ -creatively, socially, and professionally.  In particular, addressing the barriers that may prevent or reduce interaction, exchange and collaboration between remote locations, different disciplines, different abilities, and/or levels of familiarity.

Urban Icebreakers

My current focus is exploring how physical interventions may spark interpersonal encounters, and why/how people relate to (or avoid) other people that they share spaces with.  I am very excited to engage the Z/KU community and see/hear your ideas, and critique through playful sketching, material experimentation, and perhaps a little dressing up.

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