With technology intermediating the design industry like never before, how can the human-centric profession adapt to this hyper-digital age and work with it to deliver progressive solutions across the micro and marco levels.

This talk was broadcasted on the Dubai Design Week website on 10 November, Tuesday 2pm and on Dubai Design Week’s

About Agata Kurzela
Agata founded her own practice in 2020, focusing on a creative approach that combines the latest innovation with traditional craftsmanship. She draws on local heritage and her interesting materials as she pursues a unique way of design that is thoroughly contemporary yet profoundly inspired by its cultural and artistic context. A multidisciplinary perspective and the use of emerging technologies and computational design are hallmarks of Agata’s creative process. Over 15 years, she has established a proven track record of delivering challenging and complex projects for which she won numerous accolades and awards.

About Matthew Utley
Matthew Utley is a Principal at Grimshaw and leads the Middle East studio. He has spent the past 19 years working across all scales of architecture and design, leading projects in the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Both professional and personal research has focused on the role of the architect in the public realm and the methods by which design professionals can promote access to design for all segments of society.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, as well as a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in the City of New York.

About Nuru Karim
Nuru Karim, Founder & Principal of NUDES, received his Master's in Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association London, the United Kingdom, in 2006. Karim's experience dates back to 1998, including work, travel, and education in Mumbai, Montreal & London. NUDES operates within the realm of cross-disciplinary cultures of art, architecture, and computational design powered by digital "making" tools to address broader social, cultural, and environmental social networks. Nudes has achieved critical recognition for its built work in addition to several international design awards.