An architect, author, systems illustrator, and living systems technologist, Umair Zia leads the visualization of complexity with an emphasis on synergy across scales and disciplines.

NatureGadget.com is an exploratory journal for living systems technologies by Umair Zia. The journal explores ‘synergy’ as the basis for the technology of the future. It was featured at Venice Art Biennale in 2017.

Umair Zia is a living systems technologist, architect, systems illustrator, and faculty member at the National College of Arts, Lahore. He is a (r)Evolutionary of Design Science Studio and a student of systems philosophers, Mansoor Vakilli and Fritjof Capra. His visionary projects have been exhibited at several platforms including Venice Art Biennale, Arctic Perspective Initiative, and Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.  

Umair is also a member of the first cohort of the Design Science Decade. By becoming a (r)Evolutionary at the Design Science Studio, Umair is committed to creating work- for at least one decade- that works for the entire humanity.

Umair dedicates this design journal to his mentor, a legendary architect and academic, Arfan Ghani.


Write an email to Umair at: contact@umairzia.com