Role of Intellectual Property (IP) & Design in an emerging economy
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Biography of Speakers:
Sorwar Ahmed is a Chartered Town Planner who has been working in the built environment sector for over 20 years. He is Director of UrbanEngagement Ltd., a small specialist consultancy that aims to deliver better quality places through community engagement and dialogue around public services, infrastructure and design. He has been involved in developing a specialist community engagement software company, as well as a wide range of regeneration and urban design projects, including a masterplan for the largest foreign investment in Malta which capitalises on the country’s IT and creative sectors. Sorwar was Built Environment Advisor to the UK Department of Health, working with local authorities and the health sector to develop innovative practice in designing healthy places, and has led housing and economic regeneration programmes across London. Sorwar was elected Chair of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s London Region in 2000, and has recently been appointed a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert.
Lipi Begum – Fashion marketing and management lecturer at the London College of Fashion (LCF). She is currently working on a collaborative project between LCF, UNIDO and Bangladesh University of Fashion Textiles (BUFT) to build sustainable fashion education in Bangladesh. Lipi will discuss with panel members, how and why understanding the importance of IP in Bangladesh, is crucial to branding and building a sustainable and creative Bangladesh.
Enamul Hoque is a photographer / filmmaker / artist based in London. He has been a professional photographer since 1989 and has worked on numerous campaigns for brands such as General Motors, Kodak, Nike, Sony, Unilever, Virgin, YKK among others. His photographic work has been featured in various international magazines and exhibitions.
Hoque is also a film-maker and a partner in Underbelly Film and has been making and producing films since 2003 as Underbelly Film.His films have been featured in museums such as Guggenheim, ICA, MUDAC , American Institute of Architecture museum, as well as others around the world.
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Abbas Nokhasteh is the director of Openvizor. Founded in 2006, Openvizor is an international non-profit arts and cultural organisation based in London, United Kingdom. Openvizor works with formal and informal networks to combine practical knowledge and research, learning from each other in collaborations exploring new ways to express, educate and organise from the ground up. He is graduate of Kings College London (BA Hons War Studies) and Imperial College London (Executive MBA). He has presented research and curated events at cultural and academic institutions including The British Library; The Victoria and Albert Museum; The Architecture Foundation; The Serpentine Gallery London; The Jewish Museum Berlin; Goldsmiths, University of London; University of Oxford; Queens University Belfast, and Queen Mary, University of London.
Openvizor partners and associates include artists and researchers from across the full range of disciplines, communities, institutions and organisations, as well as governmental and inter-governmental bodies, in places such as the United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Poland, Bangladesh, Colombia, Peru, Jamaica, United States, South Africa, Palestine, Qatar, Lebanon, China and Singapore.