Joerg Baumeister

Univ.-Professor, Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.), Architect, Research Director

Even as a child, Joerg Baumeister wanted to change the world as an inventor; however, his impact left to be desired, like his invention of a turboprop engine coming 40 years too late. 

Some decades later, he is fortunately independent of sudden inspirations due to his knowledge as a researcher and practitioner in the fields of novel architecture, engineering, and ecological systems thinking.

This resulted in a new methodology that generates and implements innovation almost automatically demonstrated by several patents. 


The BrainKit

The methodological application of both intelligent and lateral thinking ensures the most efficient innovation. Joerg Baumeister compiled essential thinking tools into a holistic approach that can be applied in different ways, either as guidance for innovation, or as inspiration during innovation processes; or vice-versa, as a driver to discover and fill existing innovation gaps.

Publications

Joerg Baumeister is convinced that novelty must not be hidden in ivory towers. He spreads therefore new knowledge to the global community and connects research with industry, government and education by publishing government and industry reports, curating exhibitions, directing videos, being engaged as a keynote speaker at international conferences, and writing publications about novel solutions for climate change that can be applied immediately, including the latest Springer Nature books:


- "Creating innovations: A systematic method for everyone" by Joerg Baumeister (will be published beginning of 2023)
- "SeaCities2: Aquatic Urbanism" by Joerg Baumeister, Ioana C. Giurgiu, Despina Linaraki, Daniela Ottmann (will be published latest in December 2022)
- "Cities+1m: Urban Development Solutions for Sea-level Rise" by Joerg Baumeister and Despina Linaraki published in 2022 (link)
- "SeaOasis: Floating Aquaculture for Smallholders' Global Food Security" by Joerg Baumeister and Ioana Giurgiu published in 2022 (link)

- "SeaCities: Urban tactics for sea-level rise" by Joerg Baumeister, Edoardo Bertone, Paul Burton, published in 2021 (link)

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- Article submitted: Setiadi, R., Baumeister, J., Lo, A. (2022). The Attitude of Urban Community Toward Living on Top of Water: A Case Study of North Jakarta, Indonesia.

- Article: Baumeister, J. (2021). The evolution of Aquatecture: SeaManta, a floating coral reef. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 131-142. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-2256-4_8

- Book chapter: Baumeister, J. (2020). Re-building coastal cities: 20 tactics to take advantage of sea-level rise. SeaCities, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8748-1_1

- Article: Setiadi, R., Baumeister, J., Burton, P., & Nalau, J. (2020). Extending urban development on water: Jakarta case study. Environment and Urbanization ASIA, 11(2), 247 265. https://doi.org/10.1177/0975425320938539

- Article: Suprun, E., de Oliveira, G., Bertone, E., Sahin, O., Ottmann, D. & Baumeister, J. (2019) Water and energy-based optimisation of a "Mini-City", MODSIM2019, 23rd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2019. Elsawah, S. (ed.). Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, p. 863-969

- Government Reports for Australian Housing Authority / WA Ministry for Housing: Baumeister, J., & Ottmann, D. A. (2018). Co+3: H+ Co-living Dwelling Complex Case study Masterplanning for Age-Appropriate Urban Living.

Baumeister, J., & Ottmann, D. A. (2018). Co+2: Co-living Community Forums.

Baumeister, J., & Ottmann, D. A. (2018). Co+1: Co-living Design Tool Kit.

- Government Report for Australian Housing Authority / WA Ministry for Housing: 

Baumeister, J., & Ottmann, D. A. (2017). Housing + C: A community charrette to test and experience a research & development project to investigate detailed solutions for affordable housing in modular building technology.

- Government Report for West-Australia’s land development agency (LandCorp): 

Baumeister, J., & Duckworth-Smith, A. (in 03/2017). People in Public Places II: Urban design tactics for adapting obsolete urban land. AUDRC / LandCorp publication.

- Book chapter: Baumeister, J., & Ottmann, D. A. (2016). URBAN:ORGAN – Models for Gulf Cities as Integrated Ecological Systems in Gulf Cities as Interfaces. In: Katodrytis, G., & Syed, S. (Eds.), Gulf Cities is Interfaces (pp. 131-154). Cambridge, UK: Gulf Research Centre Cambridge Publication. ISBN: 978-1-909864-08-5

- Government Reports for West Australia's Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency (MRA):

Baumeister, J., & Duckworth-Smith, A. (2016). People in Public Places: Urban design tactics to facilitate social participation in public realm. AUDRC / MRA publication.

Baumeister, J., & Bolleter, J. (2016). Living Suburbs, for Living Streams. AUDRC / MRA publication.

- Government Report for West-Australia’s land development agency (LandCorp): 

Baumeister, J., & Bolleter, J. (2016). Knutsford: Masterplan. AUDRC /LandCorp publication.

- Video: Baumeister, J., & Ottmann, D. A. (Directors). (2016). Housing+. Serial. Affordable. By Ina Hengstler. Online publication https://www.audrc.org/modular-housing/
- Video: Baumeister, J., & Ottmann, D. A. (Directors). (2016). Housing+ (Community). Serial. Affordable. By Ina Hengstler. Online publication https://www.audrc.org/modular-housing/

- Video: Baumeister, J., & Bolleter, J. (Directors). (2016). Landcorp Knutsford. Conceptual frameworks for urban infill development. By Ina Hengstler. Online publication https://www.audrc.org/knutsford-design-project/

- Exhibition: Baumeister, J., & Duckworth-Smith, A. (2016). Woolstores City Block Fremantle. Group exhibition of UWA School of Design. Opening 25. November 2016 at Cullity Gallery.

- Exhibition: Baumeister, J., & Duckworth-Smith, A. (2016). Future Islands. Group exhibition of UWA School of Design. Opening 24. June 2016 at Cullity Gallery.

- Book: Baumeister, J., & Ottmann, D. A. (2015). Urban Ecolution - A Pocket Generator to Explore Future Solutions for Healthy and Ecologically Integrated Cities. Crawley, Australia: UWAP. ISBN: 9 781742 589985

- Government Report for West-Australia’s land development agency (LandCorp): 

Baumeister, J., & Bolleter, J. (2016). Knutsford: Conceptual frameworks for urban infill developments. AUDRC publication.

- Government Reports for Australian Housing Authority / WA Ministry for Housing: 

Baumeister, J., & Ottmann, D. A. with Albuquerque, A. (2015). A catalogue for Affordable Housing. HA / AUDRC publication.

Baumeister, J., & Ottmann, D. A. with Bakshi, L. (2015). A catalogue for Affordable Housing II. HA / AUDRC publication.

- Exhibition: Baumeister, J., & Duckworth-Smith, A. (2015). Urban Regenerations. Group exhibition of UWA School of Design. Opening 20. November 2015 at Cullity Gallery.

- Exhibition: Baumeister, J., & Ottmann, D. A. (2015). Ecocities. Opening 25. June 2015 in Hangzhou, Zheijang University gallery, afterwards travelling exhibition through major Chinese cities.

 

Publications before 2015 on request


Looking for cooperations

 

The most efficient transformation of theoretical knowledge into reality is always an integral part of both Joerg Baumeister's research and industry projects. Especially due to the current challenges, the dimension and speed of solutions require substantial cooperation. Therefore, we are currently looking for:

1. Highly motivated Research Assistants and PhD researchers with an excellent educational background in architecture, environmental science, or engineering (for scholarships please see Griffith University).


2. Sponsors, e.g. who want to improve smallholders' global food security by supporting the construction of aqua-pod prototypes for the SeaOasis project (total cost around $K400).


3. Industry partners / investors, e.g. to develop the patented SeaBase project further
for operations inside and outside Exclusive Economic Zones (cost around $K1Mio +).

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09_22: The new Springer Book "Cities +1m: Urban Development Solutions for Sea Level Rise" co-authored by Despina Linaraki has been released (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-19-1376-1)


08_22: The new Springer Book "SeaOasis: Floating Aquaculture for Smallholders' Global Food Security" co-authored by Ioana Giurgiu has been released (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-19-1373-0)


06_22: The SeaOasis proposal has been awarded by TAB 2022 Future Food Deal and will be exhibited at the Tallin Architecture Biennale from Sep - Nov 2022 (https://2022.tab.ee)

05_22: Presentation at the Blue Economy Participants Workshop (https://blueeconomycrc.com.au)

05_22: Presentation at the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) (https://www.atse.org.au/news-and-events/event/adapting-cities-for-climate-resilience/)

04_22: All agreements have been finally signed for the 2 $Mio Project 1.21.002 - "Novel Offshore Fish Pen Design: Phase 1 (Conceptual Development)" lead by Joerg Baumeister

03_22: Presentation at the Seasteading Institute with Ioana Giurgiu (https://www.seasteading.org/seacities-apr-social/)

12_21: Jury Member of the NeOasis competition at World Expo Dubai with DFAT and UN Habitat (https://www.ingenious-women-initiative.org/neoasis/)


12_21: Joerg Baumeister received the 2021-2022 Australian National University research grant together with Rukuh Setiadi from Diponegoro University for a project in North Jakarta, Indonesia

11_21: Key Note Presentation at the 3. International Symposium  of Design for Living with Water in Turkey (https://isdlw.org/#invitedSpeakers)

11_21: Key Note Presentation and Executive Board member of the Ingenious Women's Initiative at World Expo Dubai (https://www.ingenious-women-initiative.org/aquatic-urbanism/)