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Redesigning Borneo Aesthetics – MaGIC Sarawak

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Redesigning Borneo Aesthetics – MaGIC Sarawak

20 October 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Pustaka Negeri Sarawak View map
Admission FREE
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“TED Video Discussion @ Pustaka” aims to enhance new knowledge to the community including capacity building.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. Three broad subject areas that are collectively shaping our world. But a TED conference is broader still, showcasing important ideas from any disciplines and exploring how they all connect.

The format is fast-paced: 50+ talks over the course of a week, as well as morning and evening get-togethers. As they take in the program, attendees, and speakers from vastly different fields can cross-fertilize and draw inspiration from unlikely places. This is the magic of TED.

Redesigning Borneo Aesthetics

What does home mean to you?

One of the key challenge to our society today isn’t about how can we venturing into the world, but finding our way home.

Endorsed by a number of international design awards and exhibitions, UK qualified architect (RIBA/ARB) Wendy Teo setup new challenge for herself: an experimental, collaborative and quality driven platform for the design scene in Borneo. That was also when she stepped out from prestigious global architecture firm and established Borneo Laboratory, a laboratory for redefining contemporary Bornean Aesthetics. Through sharing a series of creative projects of Borneo Laboratory, Wendy Teo will talk about how they setup cross regional, cross disciplinary collaboration for the cutting edge art experiments of Borneo.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Acquire refreshing ideas on Technology, Entertainment, and Design

Who should attend:

  • Students
  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs
  • Startups
  • Experienced Entrepreneurs
  • Community Leader
  • Engineers
  • Technology Expert
  • Artist
  • Designers
  • Creative Industry Players
  • Community

Our Speaker

Wendy Teo
Architect, Curator, Researcher & Tutor

Wendy Teo is a UK ARB/RIBA Chartered Architect, Curator, Researcher and Tutor that seeing embedding social-culture dialogue in forming architecture as her ultimate pursuit. Her works has been translated into varied medium and scale throughout her commitment with Foster and Partners, Divooe Zein Atelier, Borneo Art Collective, Taiwan Architect Magazine, CanopyU and a number of workshop tutorship, one of the notable one is 2013/14 Archilab exhibition.

Wendy Teo studied at the Feng Chia University in Taiwan, with the full scholarship commissioned from Taiwanese Outstanding Oversea Chinese Awards in 2003-2008.It was also where she graduated with Cum Laude and gained international recognition such as Holcim Sustainable Next Generation Award (First Prize) and 2009 Archiprix. After one year of research and working experience around Asia, she moved to London, it was also where she gained a Diploma and Master of architecture with distinction at the Bartlett school of architecture, UCL in 2011. Her continual investigation about the combination of Contextual Awareness in the urban landscape reciprocating to the cultural aesthetics were being carried out in her last project, Taipei Main Station project, won her Dean’s List for Distinction in 2011, Commendation in KPF Travel Award and featured in Stories of Change Exhibition at ARUP Phase II Center, Royal Academy, Threadneedle Art prize Award exhibition in London. In 2013, her individual collection of works were featured in Archilab Biennale, Frac of New Orleans. The most cutting edge experimental architecture design biennale hosted by Pompidou Center director Frédéric Migayrou and Frac Director Marie-Ange Brayer.

From 2005-2009, Wendy Teo explored her leisure and resort design experience intensively from Bali island resort design, China Xiamen resort design while she was with Divooe Zein Studio. Moving on from Divooe Zein, she inherited insights and down to earth attitude from developing these vernacular  project with creative and sophisticated solution. Her practice is centered with an approach that allow caring for earth, sensibility for material and bonding with local craftsmanship. In 2013, Wendy Teo also tracing her route toward her personal endeavor – Crafting a boundary crossing design process in  the building, which initiated her involvement in Ambokka wellness retreat design project and triggered series of conversation with wellness, hotel and leisure sectors.

In 2016, Wendy Teo founded Borneo Art Collective to document tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Borneo. The same year, she founded her own practice based in Borneo and operating in cross disciplinary scale.