Associate Professor Charles Walker
Director of Transdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Charles Walker trained as an architect at Edinburgh College of Art and attained a Masters in Urban Development from the Faculty of Business at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. His PhD from the University of Auckland explored the role of inter-subjective agency and ethics in professional accreditation processes for architectural education
He joined Auckland University of Technology in 2007 to develop new approaches to trans-disciplinary education by drawing together design, computing, engineering, mathematics, philosophy, art and entrepreneurship.
He is the inaugural Director of the Interdisciplinary Unit and a founding co-director of Colab, a node for Creative Technologies research at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Current research explores sentient cities and the co-creation of complex and diverse ecologies of creative practice.