The work of Ron Arad (1951, Israel) is evidenced by the amazing connections established between different disciplines. In his own words, he is someone who is accused by designers of being an artist, by artists of being an architect and by architects of being a designer. His award-winning oeuvre, which encompasses the fields of product design, architecture and the visual arts, in various forms, has been widely exhibited and published since the early 1980s. His works reflects a realised desire to achieve inter- and multi-disciplinary action, and a will to experiment with different techniques and materials (including the commercial success of the Tom Vac chair and the even more popular Bookworm bookshelf). He will explain how and why this has taken place to Pedro Gadanho, the director of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), discussing the role of design in helping us connect with the world and with each other.