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Your life is the biggest design project you will ever undertake!

In his Design Your Life podcast series, Vince Frost discusses how design principles can be applied to everyday life with a group of leading creative guests.

Listen in as designers, journalists, CEOs and founders reveal the key turning points in their lives and talk about the role design has played in shaping the success of their brands and careers. designyourlife.com.au

Vince Frost is the CEO and Executive Creative Director of Frost*collective, a strategic creative group dedicated to designing a better world through human-centered design. Its goal is to design experiences that enrich lives by combining specialist skills to tackle complex challenges and drive superior results.

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Your life is the biggest design project you will ever undertake!

In his Design Your Life podcast series, Vince Frost discusses how design principles can be applied to everyday life with a group of leading creative guests.

Listen in as designers, journalists, CEOs and founders reveal the key turning points in their lives and talk about the role design has played in shaping the success of their brands and careers. designyourlife.com.au

Vince Frost is the CEO and Executive Creative Director of Frost*collective, a strategic creative group dedicated to designing a better world through human-centered design. Its goal is to design experiences that enrich lives by combining specialist skills to tackle complex challenges and drive superior results.

    Designing The Cities of Tomorrow with Zaha Hadid Architects Director, Gianluca Racana

    Designing The Cities of Tomorrow with Zaha Hadid Architects Director, Gianluca Racana

    Welcome to the third episode of our Design Your Life Architecture series - From Lego to Skyscrapers featuring Zaha Hadid Architects Director, Gianluca Racana.  

    This series is dedicated to exploring the lives of architects, when did they first discover their love for it, what makes them tick and how they handle the responsibility that comes with designing the places, cities and buildings that will stand for generations to come. 

    In this episode Gianluca delves into his early life in Rome and what brought him to London where he completed his postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association, obtaining his Master’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism.  

    Gianluca goes on to discuss how his career began with Zaha Hadid Architects in the year 2000 and the significance of their first major project and one of Rome’s most talked about contemporary buildings, the MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Art and Architecture.  

    The boldly imaginative and controversial building sat in heavy contrast to its traditional surroundings in the Flaminio neighbourhood of Rome. Despite initial scepticism the site has become a cultural hub and went on to win the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize. 

    Gianluca shares many of his learnings from being a part of such a ground breaking and significant project. 

    Vince and Gianluca go on to discuss the importance of not following trends when designing public buildings, but to design for the users and their habits in and around the site along with the need for ample natural light and public areas for communication and connection. 

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    Designing Sydney's Landmarks of The Future with 3XN Partner Fred Holt

    Designing Sydney's Landmarks of The Future with 3XN Partner Fred Holt

    Welcome to the second episode of the Design Your Life Architecture series - From Lego to Skyscrapers featuring 3XN partner Fred Holt.

    This series is dedicated to exploring the lives of architects, when did they first discover their love for it, what makes them tick, how do they handle the responsibility that comes with designing places, cities and buildings that will stand for generations to come.

    In this second episode Vince and Fred discuss how despite all the issues COVID-19 has brought it has also helped positively push the discussion on how buildings should be designed. Smart buildings are now a priority allowing for increased airflow and enable occupants to be more dispersed when moving through them.

    Fred touches on many aspects of his life from his childhood, growing up in a 60-acre Californian ranch roaming around on his bike and building forts of hay to starting his career as an architect in a San Francisco practice and attending Harvard graduate school of design all before moving to Denmark’s 3XN in 2010.  

    The pair go on to discuss their thoughts and roles in the large Sydney Quay Quarter development project, why being an architect is all about creating moments and human experiences that you wouldn’t find anywhere else, how the innovation department GXN is increasingly involved in all the work they do and how Fred balances the demanding hours of the work week with his weekends making killer danish rye bread. 

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    Designing Happiness Through Architecture with Luigi Rosselli

    Designing Happiness Through Architecture with Luigi Rosselli

    Welcome to the first episode of our Design Your Life Architecture series - From Lego to Skyscrapers featuring Luigi Rosselli. 

    This series is dedicated to exploring the lives of architects, when did they first discover their love for it, what makes them tick, how do they handle the responsibility that comes with designing places, cities and buildings that will stand for generations to come.

    With an eclectic mix of architects from across the world, From Lego to Skycrapers focuses on championing the person as well as the projects. Vince goes behind the façade of an architect delving into their personal and professional lives; from process, inspiration and career highlights, to juggling work with private and family life.

    In this episode Vince and Luigi discuss his early life in Milan and how his surroundings were a big influence on his developing passion for architecture. Coming from a family of engineers Luigi and his brother would play with Lego and have drawing competitions of who could design the longest bridge. 

    Self described as somewhat of a black sheep Luigi broke family tradition to become an Architect and by the age of 23 had landed in Canberra, Australia as part of a team tasked to help design parliament house. 

    From here Luigi developed his love for the softer more humanistic side of architecture aiming always to create a sense of comfort and happiness in all the work he did. This was quickly noticed and through out the years he has won numerous awards, placing his work in the top tier of Australian design. 

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    Designing Your Life with Prof. Joel Pearson

    Designing Your Life with Prof. Joel Pearson

    Ep 5 of the exclusive 'The Brief is You' series with Vince Frost and Prof. Joel Pearson.

    Can you design your life? 

    This is the question Vince Frost asked himself over a decade ago, yes was the answer. Since then he began applying his principles of design to his own life. This helped him find his flow: he became more reflective, more alive to the senses, more in touch with the people in his life and more aware of his value. 
    In the final episode of the ’The Brief is You’ series Vince and Joel delve into designing your life discussing what are some of the most important actions you can take to design the kind of life you want to live. 

    The pair deep dive into the idea of safe experimentation - the act of testing the waters in your life be it skydiving or something less extreme like learning to ride a horse or taking the pottery course you’ve always thought about. You never know what you are missing in your life until you try it. 

    Joel also touches on the importance of routine and why having structure in your life can free your mind to think of more important things, as well as why the secret to achieving your goals is to not tell anyone about them. 
    Listen in to hear this and many more insightful questions answered in the fifth and final episode of the series. 

    This time, the brief is you. Learn from Australia’s leading expert on the brain on how you can take off in 2021, learning how to understand and harness your mind and creativity whilst designing your life.

    Prof. Pearson is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of New South Wales, a National Health and Medical Research Council fellow and founder of UNSW Future Minds Lab, MindX and Agile Science. 

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    • 33 min
    Designing Your Creative Abilities with Prof. Joel Pearson

    Designing Your Creative Abilities with Prof. Joel Pearson

    Ep 4 of the exclusive 'The Brief is You' series with Vince Frost and Prof. Joel Pearson.

    Are we all born creative? How can you harness your creativity? Why can’t some people imagine? 

    These are some of the questions asked in the fourth episode of 'The Brief is You’. Together Vince Frost and Professor Joel Pearson dive into the fundamentals of creativity, exploring the ways it works in your mind, from semantic networks, memory and mental imagery.

    The pair also explore why some people have aphantasia (the inability to visualise mental images) and how do those in creative jobs make it work. As well as a look into the early science of flow state, a practice which allows for a task to feel effortless and how practicing it can transform your creative processes. 

    This time, the brief is you. Learn from Australia’s leading expert on the brain on how you can take off in 2021, learning how to understand and harness your mind and creativity whilst designing your life.

    To ensure you are the best version of yourself in 2021, we have partnered with Cognitive Neuroscience Professor Joel Pearson, to dissect how our brains work and what you can do take control of yours this year. Prof. Pearson is an internationally recognised leader in human consciousness research and applied cognitive neuroscience currently developing new methods to measure dimensions of the human experience previously thought to be immeasurable including creativity, imagination, memory, entrepreneurship, intuition and decision–making. 

    Prof. Pearson is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of New South Wales, a National Health and Medical Research Council fellow and founder of UNSW Future Minds Lab, MindX and Agile Science. 

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    • 58 min
    Designing Your Mental & Physical Wellbeing with Prof. Joel Pearson

    Designing Your Mental & Physical Wellbeing with Prof. Joel Pearson

    Ep 3 of the exclusive 'The Brief is You' series with Vince Frost and Prof. Joel Pearson.

    In the third episode of ‘The Brief is You’, Vince and Joel discuss some helpful strategies to make your mind and body more resilient with the ultimate goal of improving your wellbeing. The pair explore the three pillars of wellbeing; sleep, exercise and diet and how making minor changes such as anchoring rhythms and timing the consumption of that glass of wine or bowl of ice cream can have hugely rewarding effects on your physical and mental health. 

    This time, the brief is you. Learn from Australia’s leading expert on the brain on how you can take off in 2021, learning how to understand and harness your mind and creativity whilst designing your life.

    To ensure you are the best version of yourself in 2021, we have partnered with Cognitive Neuroscience Professor Joel Pearson, to dissect how our brains work and what you can do take control of yours this year. Prof. Pearson is an internationally recognised leader in human consciousness research and applied cognitive neuroscience currently developing new methods to measure dimensions of the human experience previously thought to be immeasurable including creativity, imagination, memory, entrepreneurship, intuition and decision–making. 

    Prof. Pearson is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of New South Wales, a National Health and Medical Research Council fellow and founder of UNSW Future Minds Lab, MindX and Agile Science. 

     

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