Melbourne Design Week - 15-25 March, NGV, Melbourne.
Nestled into the shedule for this year's Melbourne Design Week, the NGV presents Design Effects, a night of activism and inflammatory discussions about the nature of design. Local and international design curators and commentators will deliver a series of high tempo presentations exploring the 2018 Melbourne Design Week theme – Design Effects. Looking back in time and across the globe, each speaker will reveal how designers have embraced the role of activist and provocateur – communicating beliefs and values through their work.
These illuminating design stories reveal why and how designers create objects and places with meaning. Will more designers go on to embrace this role as a positive force – for humankind and nature?
Maria Cristina Didero, Design Curator and Writer (Milan)
Aric Chen, Lead Curator of Design and Architecture, M+ (Hong Kong)
Tamar Shafrir, Researcher at The New Institute (The Netherlands)
Robbert Roos, Director Kunsthal KAdE (The Netherlands)
Myles Russell Cook, Curator Indigenous Art, NGV (Melbourne)
Dr Matthew Martin, Curator International Decorative Arts & Antiquities, NGV (Melbourne)
David Neustein and Grace Mortlock, Other Architects (Sydney)
Brian Parkes, CEO of JamFactory, (Adelaide)
Simone LeAmon, Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV (Melbourne)
For more info and to book your FREE ticket to the event, head over to their page HERE.