Till Nowak is an artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, where he works for film studios besides his own projects. Freshly born in 1980 he decided to write about himself in the third person, in case he should ever have a website. In 1999 he founded his animation studio frameboX and gained international attention through several award winning projects, including the shortfilm “The Centrifuge Brain Project”. 2005 he graduated in media design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany. His work has been honored with more than 80 awards, including Annecy, Anima Mundi and AFI Fest Hollywood.
Till’s work ranges from cultural projects such as his art installation at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg or the collaboration with Axel Ranisch for Prokoviev’s opera “Love Of Three Oranges” all the way to pop culture in his collaborations with Deichkind, Katie Perry or the Oscar winning design for Marvel Studio’s “Black Panther”.
His achievements and landmarks have contributed to a dynamic growth of animation as a film making médium in India during his span of filmmaking career. He won the President of India’s National award twice for the Best Animated Film, for “Fisher Woman and Tuk Tuk” in 2016 and in 2018 for his film ‘Tokri’, D&AD Pencil for “Rajasthan Tourism”, Tokyo Anime Awards festival 2016, Gold jury prize at DIGICON 2016 and 2017.
Apart from these 100s of awards won at major forums of Clio, Cannes Lions,Spikes Asia, Adfest, TBS Digicon, HAFF, International Festival of animated films Annecy, Asia Pacific Adfest, Adclub, Abby’s, IDPA, NewYork Television Awards, KROK, Golden Panda, Hiroshima Wildlife Festival, Mumbai International Film Festival, JIFF, Digicon India, Digicon Japan, Holland International Film Festival, Tehran International Film Festival, Anifest, Animaze, TASI, Cine Golden Eagle, ASIFA India, Muse Creative 2016 awards, Mumbai International Film Festival, Pulcinella ( Cartoons on the Bay) to name a few besides numerous official selections at various other film festivals.
Dr. R. VASUDEVAN
Dr. R. Vasudevan is a man on a mission to clean India off its plastic waste. He had a different approach towards plastic. He describes plastic as poor man‘s friend and ban is not a solution. With the view of changing the way waste plastic is treated in the country, in the year 2002, he had innovated a technique of making roads using plastic waste, an eco-friendly process.
Dr. R. Vasudevan was awarded with Tech Icon of India, awarded by India Today Group by The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi on October 2nd 2015; Nominee in Amazing Indians – Conducted by Times Now Group; Tapman Award by Tamil Nadu Plastics Manufactures Association. The king of Mewar, Udaipur appreciated his service to the society and the environment with a “Maharana Udai Sing Award – 2017” The Kalam innovation centre recently awarded him the Dr Abdul Kalam Innovation Governance Award on January 20th 2018 and He is awarded Padma Shri award by the GOI in the year 2018 for his work on the development of Science and technology.
Xavier Vilalta is the founder and director of Vilalta Studio, a firm that operates in the fields of architecture, urban planning and design.
He is a distinguished international architect specializing in sustainability and with his team, he has developed work at the national level, followed by international projects in emerging countries in Africa and the Middle East. He has also been an associate professor at the Barcelona Tech ETSAB.
His work focuses on the connection between nature and people in our contemporary urban life where architecture grows from local resources and traditions.
His projects have been recognized by international awards such as the Young Architect of the year at the Leaf Awards 2008, and two consecutive awards in 2009 and 2010, by the SAIE Selection of the Bologna energy fair, the TED Fellowship in 2011 and the Versailles award of UNESCO in 2017.
Dr. Barbara Imhof
René Waclavicek, Waltraut Hoheneder, LIQUIFER Systems Group (LSG)
LIQUIFER Systems Group (LSG) is a Viennese NewSpace company that engages in cutting-edge research, design, engineering, innovation, prototype development and testing for space and space-related habitation, transportation and exploration technologies.
Dr. Barbara Imhof co-founded LIQUIFER with Susmita Mohanty in 2003 and incorporated the company with Waltraut Hoheneder in 2005. She has pioneered the field of ‘space architecture’ in Europe and is a founding member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Architecture Technical Committee (SATC). Her core areas of expertise include: space architecture, human factors, interdisciplinary research, biomimetics, systems design, and teaching.
Waltraut Hoheneder is a co-founder, managing partner and co-owner of LIQUIFER. Waltraut is an architect and product designer with a dedicated focus on research. Waltraut enjoys life intrinsically tied to her ongoing research activities merging art and sciences, business and technologies, to explore promising scenarios and applications for an attractive future on and beyond the planet.
René Waclavicek is a co-founder, managing partner and co-owner of LIQUIFER. In 2002, he participated in the Lunar Base Design Workshop (LBDW) organised at the European Space Agency’s ESTEC Centre in Noordwijk which was the starting point of his career in space architecture. His core areas of expertise include: interdisciplinary research, architecture, systems design, human factors, habitability, and visualization.
Till Nowak, USA
An artist and filmmaker
Suresh Eriyat, India
Indian animator & director
Rajagopalan Vasudevan, India
Xavier Vilalta, Spain
Architect, Sustainability Advocate, TED Global Speaker
René Waclavicek, Waltraut Hoheneder, Barbara Imhof
LIQUIFER Systems Group (LSG) Team
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