Speakers announced for Queensland Design Triennial

Aug 26, 2010
  • Article by Online Editor

The first events for the inaugural Asia Pacific Design Triennial, taking place in Brisbane from 4-10 October, have been announced.

Entitled _Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific_, the event brings together international leaders in social innovation and urban design to discuss how design thinking can shape a positive future for the Asia Pacific region.

Creative Director Ewan McEoin said: “Design has never been more important in supporting our daily lives… _Unlimited_ encourages community, government, education and the design industry to get involved and contribute to shaping the region through good design.”

Speakers confirmed for the event include the founder of London architecture practice Studio 8, CJ Lim, British architect Sir Peter Cook, Chief Creative Officer of IDEO Paul Bennett and Indian social entrepreneur Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy.

Events taking place over the six days cover talks, exhibitions, forums, master classes and workshops, including:

*World Architecture Day talk: Habitat and Home* Speakers including Sir Peter Cook (Populous UK), Timothy Hill (Donovan Hill) and Dr Esther Charlsworth (Architects without Frontiers) examine the future possibilities of our urban environments.
4 October 2010, 6.30-8pm State Library of Queensland
[“Register for Habitat and Home”:]

*Real Impact with Bunker Roy* Bunker Roy, founder of India’s social work and research centre The Barefoot College, shares his perspectives on the programs developed by the college to establish rural communities that are self-sufficient and sustainable.
5 October 2010, 6-7.30pm State Library of Queensland
[“Register for Real Impact with Bunker Roy”:]

*Nielson Design Lecture: Sir Peter Cook* British architect Sir Peter Cook delivers the annual Nielson Design Lecture.
6 October 2010, 6-30-8.30pm State Library of Queensland
[“Register for the Nielson Design Lecture”:]

*Unlimited Symposium: Designing for the Asia Pacific* CJ Lim, Paul Bennett and Mark Ingram present a set of compelling viewpoints on how creative thinking will shape a positive future for the Asia Pacific region.
6 October 2010, 9am-12pm State Library of Queensland
[“Register for the Unlimited Symposium”:]

*Food Futures Workshop* Paul Bennett, Chief Creative Officer of IDEO, uses design thinking to discuss and demonstrate the importance of scalable and sustainable business models for food products.
6-7 October 2010, 9am-5pm (6 Oct) 10am-5pm (7 Oct) State Library of Queensland
[“Register for the Food Futures Workshop”:]

*Smart Cities masterclass* CJ Lim leads a two-day masterclass in a multi-disciplinary, ecosystem-based design approach to creating a hypothetical satellite city to Brisbane.
8 & 9 October 2010, 9am-5pm State Library of Queensland
[“Register for the Smart Cities masterclass”:]

*Smart Cities and Eco Warriors* International architect and author CJ Lim leads a discussion exploring the possibilities of urban agriculture: a system in which cities become productive agricultural places, and more than just sites of consumption.
9 October 2010, 2-3.30pm State Library of Queensland
[“Register for Smart Cities and Eco Warriors”:]

More details on the events are available on the [“Asia Pacific Design Triennial website”:].
Registrations to attend keynote events and free public talks are now being accepted online at [“”:]

_Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific_ is part of the Queensland Design Strategy 2020.

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