From Melbourne’s connection to the Yarra River through to climate change and waste, this year’s program for Melbourne Design Week is asking how design can influence social good.
“I’m interested in the invisibility of the design scripts that are hidden within objects we use every day that channel certain stereotypes,” says Central St Martins course leader Betti Marenko. Looking around there are plenty of design objects embedded with gender stereotypes – from the ubiquitous fail of Bic for Her pens to Nika Zupanc’s “feminine” gold chair for Moooi.
The ‘workplace revolution’ began in the late 20th century, except that from today’s perspective it looks more like an evolution than revolution. As the latest issue of Indesign magazine finds its way into your hot little hands, Paul McGillick shares highlights and reflections.
When a historic global tech company embarked on an office refit, they knew it would have a knock-on effect. What they didn’t realise was how deeply it would change the office culture entirely.
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Where do great ideas come from? Tertiary institutions are adopting the ‘ideas incubator’ model to empower students into an entrepreneurial mindset and facilitate a dynamic cross-pollination of ideas.
With the recent opening of The Calile Hotel – Richards & Spence’s latest addition to the James Street precinct they helped to revitalise – we thought it was time to sit down with the practice to explore its unique and transformative approach to design.
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