MPavilion 2022 ‘Re-pete’ Chair
Iain [Max] Maxwell
Hailing from Canberra, and working at the University across architecture and design, Sam, Max and Ben’s work demonstrates a circular approach encompassing design, fabrication and recovery while celebrating the aesthetic and functional possibilities of emergent material techniques and robotic fabrication technologies.
Sam is an Industrial Designer and Educator, holding the position of Lecturer of Design at the University of Canberra. His design practice, research and teaching explore the possibilities of technology as tools to address the contemporary challenges of waste and over-consumption while exploring new object typologies. Sam’s work explores robotic additive manufacturing paradigms, composite waste recycling and localised manufacturing.
Max, an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, is a registered architect, design researcher and educator. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Architectural Association School [AA School] in London, attained whilst studying on a British Council Landerer Arts Scholarship. Max’s is a founding director of supermanoeuvre, an international award-winning architecture and innovation practice operating out of Sydney and Canberra. At the forefront of computational design, advanced fabrication technologies and robotic construction, Max is committed to the pursuit of climate positive design.
Dr Ben Ennis-Butler is a Senior Lecturer in Design, within the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra. Ben’s doctoral thesis, Explore Australian Prints + Printmaking, showcased how to create digital interfaces that encourage free-form exploration and serendipitous discovery within the 56,000 Australian prints held in the National Gallery of Australia’s collection.