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Presented by the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Design 2013 addresses the question: Can clever design save the world?


Above: Vacci Pak by Hollie Baigent, a University of NSW 2012 Industrial Design graduate – one of the speakers on the Hypothetical: Can clever design save the world? panel

After a hiatus in 2012, Sydney Design is back in 2013 with an ambitious theme: ‘Design re:think – can clever design save the world?’

Presented by the Powerhouse Museum, the program includes more than 75 events taking place across the city – exhibitions, workshops, talks, installations and tours.

A highlight of the program is the George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher exhibition. This retrospective – on tour from the Vitra Design Museum in Germany – charts the life and work of prominent 20th century designer, George Nelson. (Exhibition continues until 10 January 2014)

Other Sydney Design highlights include:

International Keynote Lectures – from Indonesian architect and artist, Eko Prawoto, who will discuss how the traditions of Indonesian architecture and culture influence his practice; and current NZIA President, David Sheppard, who will talk about the vital role architects can play in the recovery of Christchurch.
Cusp: Designing into the Next Decade – An ongoing exhibition, initiated by Object Gallery, on show at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (3-18 August)
Design Re-think Lecture Series – Four lectures, presented by Paul Pholeros, Lou Weis, Professor Richard Goodwin and Dr Kevin Murray, explore the historical movement in design (5, 8, 12 & 15 August)
Hypothetical: Can clever design save the world? – At the Powerhouse Museum, a panel of designers and industry experts discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of socially responsible design (8 August)
Future City – Proto:Capital – Hypothetical city ideas, presented by the Australian Institute of Architects (3-17 August)
Workshopped 13 – The annual Workshopped exhibition, showcasing furniture, lighting and object designs, goes on show at the Supa Centa Moore Park (15-25 August)
Impatience Symposium – A two-day symposium at UTS exploring the social, political and cultural potential of designers working with impatience (15-16 August)
Data Makes Me *#@$!? – Fenella Kernebone hosts a panel discussion at Object Gallery with Greg More, George Khut and Jason McDermott on how to harness information, transform it into knowledge and make sense of the world (13 August)

For more details, visit sydneydesign.com.au


August 3, 2013
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