Image © Tufts. Courtesy of Design Matters
Into its 24th year, the Melbourne International Design Week celebrates both national and international designers with a series of events, exhibitions and talks aimed at inspiring the individual to appreciate design not just aesthetically but as a tool for improving our lives.
According to the event’s organisers, Design Matters, this year’s focus is placed on the “role of design as a catalyst for innovation, linking creativity with business, technology and society.”
Applications are now open for those running – or hoping to run – programs, talks and events that engage with this idea of design as a link between creativity and innovation in its many forms.
“We encourage programs and activities that showcase design excellence and build collaborations between design disciplines, industry sectors and the local and international community,” says Design Matters.
Some of the many planned events include the Northside Design Walk, a guided tour of some of Melbourne’s inner-north furniture and homewares retailers; Invest In Design, an interactive lecture targeted towards those in business who wish to learn how design can not just improve but shape success in an international market; and the Shaping Behaviour Salon, a Q&A session and lecture from some of Melbourne’s leading voices in design on how architecture and design can influence and change people’s behaviour in built environments.
Melbourne International Design Week runs May 11-17. Visit Design Matters for more information.