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Dan Hill

Dan Hill is a Visiting Professor of Practice at IIPP, as well as an Associate Director at Arup, and Head of Arup Digital Studio, a multidisciplinary design team based in London.

Dan Hill
Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, the Swedish government’s innovation agency. A designer and urbanist, Dan’s previous leadership positions have produced innovative, influential projects and organisations, ranging across built environment (Arup in Australia and UK, Future Cities Catapult in UK), education and research (Fabrica in Italy), government and social innovation (SITRA in Finland), and media (BBC and Monocle in UK), each one transformed positively via digital technology and a holistic approach to design. He has lived and worked in the UK, Australia, Finland, Italy and Sweden. As well as being Visiting Professor of Practice at IIPP, Dan is also a visiting professor at Design Academy Eindhoven, an adjunct professor at RMIT University in Melbourne, and one of the Mayor of London's Design Advocates. He is the author of the influential playbook, “Dark Matter & Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary” (Strelka Press, 2012). He writes at https://medium.com/@cityofsound.