National Museum of Australia and Alastair Swayn Foundation have announced the appointment a new Swayn Senior Fellow in Australian Design.
Dr Lyndon Anderson has taken on the role for 2022 to 2025. The Swayn Senior Fellow program aims to raise public awareness of Australian design through collections, collaborations, exhibitions, events and research.
Anderson hopes to use his fellowship to focus on sustainable manufacturing and construction and how architects are responding to the environmental and climate change challenges. He will also explore the use of new technologies and materials.
During his fellowship, Anderson plans to implement several projects including an exploration of biomimicry in sustainable engineering and design, and new exhibition at the National Museum of Australia showcasing materials used in eco-friendly design and a series of talks and discussions on contemporary Australian design.
“In the face of contemporary challenges like climate change, the program will also explore the positive impacts sustainable architecture and design can have on the world, and the role it will play in creating a better future for generations to come,” Anderson said.
Anderson holds a PhD in Design and fellowships with the Royal Society (NSW), the Design Institute of Australia and an Adjunct Professorship with the University of Canberra. He assumes the role from inaugural fellow Adrienne Erickson.
“Australian design continues to have a global impact across many facets, including architecture, industrial design, fashion and the virtual design world. These disciplines will help us address modern issues such as climate change, the ethical use of new technologies and viable consumption. I am delighted to appoint Lyndon Anderson as the Swayn Senior Fellow in Australian Design,” said Matthew Trinca director of National Museum of Australia.
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