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September 27, 2021

Cacciatore to open APDesign Ekdahl Lecture Series

Submitted by Thom Jackson


Turi Cacciatore, freelance designer, concept artist, 3D modeler and programmer, from Paris, France, will be the first presenter in the 2021-2022 College of Architecture, Planning & Design's Ekdahl Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. This lecture is presented virtually, and the event is free and open to the public.

Cacciatore's lecture, "An unconventional career path in Design," will talk about his career path that started in the field of car design at a very early age and brought him, over more than two decades, to explore and combine different design disciplines. A selection of personal and commissioned design projects will be shared to illustrate the importance of following intuition and passions in shaping a career path that is meaningful to each of us. He will also discuss how to anticipate and leverage the evolution of technology to express excellence in every design project.

In the last 20 years, Cacciatore has created concept cars, aircraft interiors, watches, TV advertisements, video games, mobile apps, interactive installations, 3D printers and more.

He believes that creativity needs a multidisciplinary approach. That's why his work has always been focused on mixing creative disciplines and continuously exploring that magic field that lies between art and science.

View a full listing of the 2021-2022 Ekdahl Lectures and view the live or recorded lecturers.

The Oscar S. Ekdahl Distinguished Lecture Series in Architecture and Design brings the finest professionals in the design and planning disciplines to APDesign and the K-State community. These individuals are selected to avail faculty, staff, students and regional professionals to the potency of design and planning in addressing the issues we face as a global society. The series honors Oscar Ekdahl who received his Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University in 1933 and was a founding partner in Ekdahl, Davis, Depew, Persson Architects PA in Topeka.

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