Workshop theme direction: Reframing city culture and tourism on basis of making
Understanding knowledge economy and reframing city culture and tourism on basis of making.
Rethinking new value-chains of new touristic products that smartly integrate the education, innovation and making know-how as touristic drivers.
Tomaž Pipan is a scholar and a practitioner. He finished his 5‐year postgraduate course in architecture on the Faculty for architecture in Ljubljana. He continued his education in England where in 2008 he successfully completed his master’s degree of Landscape Urbanism at the prestigious Architectural Association, School of Architecture in London.
His design research project combining industry and agriculture was awarded honours degree. In 2014 he received his PhD from London Metropolitan University. His doctoral thesis “Capacity of Industry for Civic Culture” is an in‐depth study of industrial models of urbanization in China and the West and their possibility for sustainability.
Tomaz is scholarly active through participations on international conferences and through publishing articles. His work is featured in international peer reviewed journals such as Planum as well as in books by distinguished publishers such as Princeton Architectural Press.
His research focuses on the meaning of technology in the contemporary city and how the city is shaped through the use of this technology. Tomaz has over eight years of experiences in teaching. He was teaching in Ljubljana, London at the London Metropolitan University and at Technical University Berlin. He teaches urban design based on diagramming of processes. Methodology addresses the city as a cohabitation of multitude of processes. On the other hand he lectures on philosophy of urban order and the meaning of the city.
Tomaz worked at established practices such as worldly acclaimed landscape office Gustafson and Porter in London and CHORA London. He worked on urban scale projects ranging from Singapore, China, UAE to Europe. He was a key designer for a winning competition project Valencia Parque Central in Spain that is currently in building phase.